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Rant: I just need another 100k this month and I'll effectively double my commission and pull in a 6 figure check.

So here I am, bouncing between the "oh well that's sales" attitude and wanting to rip someone's head off attitude.


Essentially I'm 100k off from hitting a crazy accelerator that would double my commission check into the 6 figures all for a single month. For a while it seemed like a done deal until multiple issues beyond my control started to pop up.


One client recently changed their funding process which effectively doubled the amount of time it takes them to get money put together for a big purchase, now we're down to the wire on wether or not it'll happen before July 1st. It's anyones guess at this point.


Another client was hot to trot on a 500k order on Friday, going as far as to end our call by asking me to send the contract and invoice. However, the folks are in charge of those two steps were near unresponsive and didn't get them out before this Monday after my client had a meeting that pursuaded him to hold off for 3 weeks.


This morning the same client for the 500k wanted to run at test at 50K. I was set to convince him to bump it to 100k which wouldn't have been much of a challenge. When getting approval from the CEO he brought in our data team to see if it was going to work at the agreed upon amount only to find out that someone had screwed something up on our end effectively muddying the waters of data and infusing a small amount of doubt surrounting our price point causing my CEO to want to change the parameters of the test and likely convincing my client to go back to wanting to hold off for 3 weeks.


I can easily take it when I know that I screwed up, but when someone else's actions are what cost me money I have a hard time being civil so I choose just to avoid talking with anyone about it rather than losing control of my tongue and saying things I'll likely regret.

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Sunbunny31
Politicker
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Sr Sales Executive
Argh!ย  ย I felt every bit of that story.
LordOfWar
Tycoon
2
Blow it up
Wow, sounds like your team screwed up twice. Once with data and again when your CEO moved goalposts. I'd be hella pissed.

My comp gets screwed by others all the time, it's frustrating and I feel your pain.
SaaSam
Politicker
3
Account Executive
I'm not a happy camper that's for sure. Normally I'm very proud of my organization and how well everyone works together. But right now, they might as well be my red head step children.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
Hence me quitting twice in one day a few days ago. I want to tear heads off for you friend.
SaaSam
Politicker
2
Account Executive
How do you quit twice in one day?? I feel like there's a solid story here.
LordOfWar
Tycoon
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Blow it up
Damn that does sound like a hell of a story Fox.
jefe
Arsonist
2
Head of Sales
Ouch, never fun when it's nothing you can influence. Holding out hope for you.ย 
SaaSam
Politicker
2
Account Executive
Appreciate the good vibes. Today is the last day so we are down to the wire here.
jefe
Arsonist
0
Head of Sales
Finishing up for Canada Day, or another reason?
SaaSam
Politicker
1
Account Executive
Today is the last day of the month and quarter and everything gets wiped clean for my accelerators starting tomorrow.
jefe
Arsonist
1
Head of Sales
Oh God that was a brainfart and a half... It's the last calendar day of June.

I'ma see myself out....
SaaSam
Politicker
1
Account Executive
Haha no worries, the fact that it's the last calendar day of June is excuse enough for the occasional brain fart.
champchamp
Arsonist
2
Enterprise Sales Development Representative
You would get a 6 figure commission check in one month ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ plus your base?? ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Gangsta AF
SaaSam
Politicker
2
Account Executive
I would have, but alas. Not written in the stars. Though I expect it will be happening this month.
WholesomeGuy95
1
Area Sales Manager
Sorry to hear this...take a walk and a breath...then tell me: what do you sell??
SaaSam
Politicker
1
Account Executive
It's super niche so I couldn't conceivably say without outing my company.
TennisandSales
Politicker
1
Enterprise Account Executive
damn this is insane! i would be right along side you freaking out if this was me.ย 
SaaSam
Politicker
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Account Executive
I've been putting a lot of effort into turning over a new leaf and becoming a better person. This is testing the progress I've made. haha
Pachacuti
Politicker
1
They call me Daddy, Sales Daddy
that sucks man.ย  Been there.ย  Hopefully it comes through and you're in a better position for Q3!
SaaSam
Politicker
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Account Executive
The reality is, if it doesn't come through today, it will in the next week or so and I'll nearly be at quota for Q3 but I don't care about that as much as I do the beastly accelerator if it comes in today.
saaskicker
Politicker
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Sr. AE
Can you future date a contract? Client changed funding, sign today, start date end of july? In situations like this you gotta get fancy with the paperwork to secure the bag.ย 
SaaSam
Politicker
0
Account Executive
For me an account isn't considered closed until the money is in the bank.
champchamp
Arsonist
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Enterprise Sales Development Representative
You should honestly punch whoever took 2 business days and the whole weekend to get such an urgent contract done.

I'm not saying they should work all weekends but using a couple of hours of your Saturday to help your colleague cash out a FAT check would be something id definitely do.

At my current job I accepted the offer EOD Friday and needed to have it done and signed before Sunday for me to start in a week, otherwise, I would've waited 2 weeks to start due to company policy.

My boss asked HR if they could help and someone as nice enough to do it and sent it over Sunday morning.

This is much less urgent than a 500k deal and a 6-figure commission check so you should definitely break a nose or two.

I'm sorry I didn't offer any positive comments but I got mad just reading this ):

I hope you got the deal done some way, it'd be a miracle but if someone can pull it off it's you.
SaaSam
Politicker
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Account Executive
I was definitely not happy. We have some processes that need changed to give us more autonomy over our deals to avoid this in the future.

This month should be everything I had hoped for in June though so I guess it's cool.
The_Sales_Badger
Notorious Answer
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Account Executive
*taps chest twice with fist* That hits deep. I completely see your perspective, but now after having a few days to process:

What would you have done differently? What parts of the sale didn't "hit the mark"?
SaaSam
Politicker
1
Account Executive
Honestly it's taught me to be on top of shit in other departments that are even remotely related to my accounts. In a business where clean data makes things move at lightning speed one small screw up can hold things back a while. Basically going to start doing QA checks on anything that has been considered "complete"
finboi
Notorious Answer
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Fi-nance
STOP POSTING AND GET TO SELLING!!!!
Handfullofsass
Fire Starter
1
SDR
Did you make it?
SaaSam
Politicker
0
Account Executive
I did not. But still decent commission month so, much better than a kick in the face.
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Just hit 400 commish. Only 4.6k away from wine with Sahil. Help me get closer!
Discussion
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If you had 5k in commish, what would you prefer?
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Pachacuti , ย  NoGoodAtThis , ย  Blackwargreymon ย  and 102 people voted
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May get a solid 45k new deal tomorrow
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How do I celebrate?
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Blackwargreymon , ย  saasbaby , ย  saaskicker ย  and 97 people voted
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