I was just recently laid off from a company (VP of sales). In 2022, I close to doubled all sales. In 2023, they used my metrics as a baseline for the year, doubling our sales targets, but also raising our prices by 400%. After voicing my concerns, I was told by the owner that I had a negative attitude (3 months into seeing sharp declines of interest due to price). I followed every best practice I could, but was told via a phone call that the company would be parting separate ways as they restructure to see what the new direction is. The communication had died off between myself and the owner due to his dissatisfaction with only being on-par with last years sales.
This was a salaried/commission position, so I had every incentive to overperform.
It's a bit deflating, and I am looking for a new position/career. Any advice on how to potentially avoid this in the future without slowing down my performance? Happy to answer any questions to give more context.