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PTO or $$&

Everyone is motivated by something different and the key to a good leader is finding what motivates your people. I’m noticing as more, younger, fresh out of college sales reps come in - they aren’t motivated by the money. They are more motivated by the PTO. We have changed our approach with internal contests to hear more towards that.


ME? Give me the $$. Every day I’m off is a day I’m losing business.


What about you? What motivates you more?

What incentives you more?
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CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
I'm too old and cranky now. Give me both. We all know I have to work on vacation anyway.
SheWOLF
Opinionated
+2
Director
The truest thing I've ever read. Sad lol
LordOfWar
Politicker
+6
Director
Yuppp we don't get time off, we used to just get time out of the office.
paddy
Arsonist
+9
Account Executive
SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!!!!
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Unlimited PTO is table stakes these days. Pay me. (Elder millennial here, btw)
SheWOLF
Opinionated
+2
Director
Show me the money! 
SleeplessInTheValley
Contributor
+2
Senior Account Executive
Sames!
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Money, but man recharge those batteries when you can - makes everything worth it. 
goose
Politicker
+10
Sales Executive
Recharging is easier with long weekends and half day breaks to hit some golf balls or see a game.  If you wait until you are drained, like a battery, it will take a way longer time to recharge and it will probably not feel as good to take a vacation if you are drained.
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
I wouldn’t join a company for the time off, but it’s important. 

I get that there is a cultural difference between the US and UK on this front, but I can’t stress taking your holidays enough. 

work and money is cool but memories are priceless 
SleeplessInTheValley
Contributor
+2
Senior Account Executive
It really is crazy how so many other countries take time off and value their time off so different. When I was living in Paris we had the whole month of August pretty much off!  In the states I feel like they run you to the ground and then easily replace you. 
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
It’s one of the things that put me off moving to the US, which I would love to do, btw. 

things like annual leave or maternity for my mrs or paying for hospital etc. 
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LordOfWar
Politicker
+6
Director
Money for sure, but I'm trying to line it up so my commission covers for me so I can take paternity leave next spring. I think I'm good.
SleeplessInTheValley
Contributor
+2
Senior Account Executive
Congrats!! Enjoy every minute of it. 
LordOfWar
Politicker
+6
Director
Thanks! I travelled much too much with our 1st, so with this one I'll be spending some much-needed time at home bonding with both.
PIPboy69
Catalyst
+3
CSM
Do you ever really go on vacation when working sales? lol
braintank
Politicker
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
How is PTO a motivation? 
SleeplessInTheValley
Contributor
+2
Senior Account Executive
I tend to agree but I swear they eat it up! Like for instance, if they hit their daily sales goal and KPI, they can log off early for the day.  Or if they start their month by week 2, they can have the Friday off.  They don’t have to use their own PTO for it, it’s like a gifted free day. 
SleeplessInTheValley
Contributor
+2
Senior Account Executive
In the past instead of Friday off it would be a gift card, lunch, cash or some merchandise. 
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SheWOLF
Opinionated
+2
Director
Money- always. 
stanrym
Valued Contributor
+5
CEO
💰💰💰💰
goose
Politicker
+10
Sales Executive
I don't take days off... even when I'm off
SleeplessInTheValley
Contributor
+2
Senior Account Executive
Agreed. I’ll sleep when I retire 
goose
Politicker
+10
Sales Executive
Something like that.
Bankable
Opinionated
+1
VP Relationship Manager
PTO is a myth in the sales game. Impossible to disconnect. 
SleeplessInTheValley
Contributor
+2
Senior Account Executive
This is my opinion. When ur off ur losing business. There is no such thing. 
Oz
Ozz
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
"You want vacation time? Go teach third grade, public school"
SleeplessInTheValley
Contributor
+2
Senior Account Executive
😂😂🤣🤣🤣
SleeplessInTheValley
Contributor
+2
Senior Account Executive
I think I would last two seconds IRL. I would no way be able to teach a group of 3rd graders without dropping an occasional fbomb or wanting to just walk out. That age is ROUGH 😂😂😂. They think they know everything. 
SalesSage
Opinionated
+4
National Account Manager
Money talks, PTO should not be given in place of it. 
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
$$ so I can take that extra extravagant vacation with my unlimited PTO. 
beerisforclosers
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
Money but maybe if PTO was real and we didn't work through it I'd feel differently
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Give me that $$ Moola!
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
You can always make money...but peace of mind can't be bought
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