I don't think there is a "realistic" OTE given, like ever. BUT, there are some companies that accidentally undershoot their overprojection and the AE makes a big sale and it would have crushed their OTE/Quota and last minute there happens to be a super fine print where they can change the structure due to unforeseen circumstances.
Sheesh, sad to see these numbers. With 5 companies over 14 years 2/5 were honest. The others have a revolving door and tell you what you want to hear to accept the role. They Hope and prey you’re the savior. I can be, but I’m not working 80 hours a week for anything less than $200k base. Time and sanity is money, and they aren’t cheap.