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Thoughts on 2 week notices in sales?

Is it necessary? If you have a start date for a new job on 6/7/2021 when would you let your current boss know?


Also, have been at this company less than a year and it’s just not the right fit for me. I’m leaning towards letting him know on 6/1 that I’m out. Would like to be able to finish the month without any distractions or awkward tension.

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ARRyouReadyKids
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Sr. Account Executive
2 weeks notice is funny to me in the sales world. Unless I have deals that will close within those two weeks, there's no chance for me to either make more commission or help the company any more, so I end up doing nothing. They might as well just pay me for those two weeks and send me on my way.

What you could do, if it doesn't burn any bridges, is put "2 weeks notice" in the Friday before you start your new job. Especially if wouldn't be doing any work those last two weeks anyways and it maximizes your take home money

*Emphasis on not burning bridges though. don't want that coming to bite you in the ass later
Chep
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Business Development Team Lead
This is spot on^
CuriousFox
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Senior Account Executive
Give it. More than likely you will be let go immediately, and you're not burning any bridges. You never know who you will end up working with/for in the future. 
funcoupons
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up in Fiji, under paddy
Correct. Most companies just walk salespeople out the day they put in notice and pay them out for the two weeks as if they were there. It's highly unlikely you'd be expected to work through your notice period. 

It's tempting to give less/no notice if you really disliked your company but it's always best to leave on a professional note.

SalesPharaoh
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AM BDR
2 weeks notice is very short at least in my country no conpany would accept less than a month. Although legally speaking 2 week is what you need but it is never put in practice 
slaydie
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Account Executive
You must be from Europe? 2 weeks is all that's required in USA and Canada.

And to @saygracefrom what I've seen people give their 2 weeks as a courtesy and most of the time they just kick their feet up, pass off accounts and clean up their opps for the next person. A few times I've seen the sales person be walked out right after they gave their notice because they went to a competitor but legally the company should pay you for those final two weeks.  
CaneWolf
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Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
SalesPharaoh in Egypt.
Rallier
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+9
Account Executive
I always give two weeks, no more no less. Unless stated otherwise in your contract. But basically as soon as you tell them they take you off of every deal.
Bittersweet0326
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Digital Business Associate
Is it necessary? no. They could let you go on the spot and not think twice. Is it probably smart just in case it burned a bridge you may need in the future? yes
saygrace
Valued Contributor
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Sales Executive
Also to address the bridge burning comments. I’m pretty sure the bridge will be burned with my boss after leaving the company this soon. He can’t stand when people leave before 2 years.
Kiona
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Head of Business Development
You have to clearly state that you want to work the two weeks if you want your salary for the two weeks. If you work 100% commission then whats the point?
CaneWolf
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Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Put that shit in! They have to pay you the two weeks or fire you. They'll pay you.
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