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Should I leave my inside sales job if I think I want to do outside sales?

Currently I am working an inside role that I am doing well at. I am on track to be promoted from an account representative (Entry Level) to an associate account executive (Step below AE) July 1. I do enjoy my role now but just know I will go crazy if I sit in the same desk making cold calls and worrying about how many calls I made that day. The company I work for tracks calls for everyone in sales minus Directors,VPs, etc so basically the next 5 years I will have to make 60/70 calls a day and metrics are important. I love sales for the relationship buildings and understand making your actual sales metics are important. Just do not want to be worrying about how many calls I have years from now. So asking the war room for advice?

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Justatitle
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Senior AE
I had call metrics in my last role and it’s why I left. They’re stupid. If you want outside sales, Go do itΒ 
SlinginSoftware
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Account Executive
Yeah… sounds like they value quantity over quality. I would bounce
sales7
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Sales Enablement Manager
Get the promotion on your CV then jump to a new company in a higher role.
DrunkenArt
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Sales Associate
I'd take the risk and leave. Seems like you're going to be micromanaged for the duration of your time there. Might as well enjoy life on the outside and if you don't end up loving it, go back to the inside world.
GDO
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BDM
As a starter outside sales is so much more fun and I also think you learn a lot from it.
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