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When is everyone going back to the office!?

I get this question almost every day and I'm curious what other sales teams are doing?


Would also love to know if you're looking forward to the move back or if you are 100% comfortable selling in your sweatpants.

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CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
I am optional forever basically. They got rid of my desk.
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
Well.. now instead of bring your kid to work day, you get bring your desk to work day.Β 
DJSpence
Catalyst
+5
Sales Director
Haha! Maybe they are trying to tell you something ;)
SammySandbags
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
They'll have to drag me back
ExtremeVibeChecker44
Praised Answer
+2
Inside Sales
I see some people who are excited to go back, and I definitely miss the office camaraderie...But I think when they wake up earlier every single day to fight traffic, they'll rethink it.
Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
I just went back for the first time yesterday. Not permanently, but a hybrid model
DJSpence
Catalyst
+5
Sales Director
Interesting, does the company have like A and B days?
Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
We're small enough to where we don't need to do that
MrNiche
Valued Contributor
+5
Senior Account Executive
We've changed it like a dozen times since November but final plan is shooting for phase 1 in july and phase 2 within Q3.Β 

So glad to get back to the office. I miss hearing my friends get hung up on almost as much as I miss hearing gong rips.
Mostly I miss the energy the sales floor brings. Outbound volume for our teams has gone down a ton since WFH and I think not having other reps around you making calls has been a contributing factor.
DJSpence
Catalyst
+5
Sales Director
Couldn't agree more! Ripping dials with friends > alone, all day
MrNiche
Valued Contributor
+5
Senior Account Executive
I miss call block competitions with the guy next to me. Adding some friendly competition makes cold calling fun. Even when 5 people in a row tell you to fuck yourself and hang up.
Justatitle
Politicker
+8
Senior AE
We can go in if we want but I think remote work is here to stay for my companyΒ 
DJSpence
Catalyst
+5
Sales Director
Bummed or happy about that? I might be a weirdo but I can't wait to be back...

Maybe I need a new girlfriend.... πŸ€”
Justatitle
Politicker
+8
Senior AE
Switch from your right hand to your left hand… it is nice to see people but that feeling ends quicklyΒ 
Tres
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
Only 2x a month, so basically never
pitchandputt
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
This is the way.
DJSpence
Catalyst
+5
Sales Director
Well that's not productive...
Tres
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
It's productive to work from home, really the 2x a month thing is an all up team meeting/town hall scenario
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ChunkyButters
Politicker
+5
AE
Been hybrid for the last like 6 months. Currently in Tu,W,Th and I love it. Mondays and Fridays I'm home and can take care of whatever around the house or go to doc appts.Β 
DJSpence
Catalyst
+5
Sales Director
That's a pretty legit schedule tbh
Ch
ChunkyButters
Politicker
+5
AE
Works well for us. Most of the team is in during those days so it's easy to collaborate. They do tend to be my longest/most productive days.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
They are starting a slow approach next month with a staggered schedule for the remainder of the year. I said "they" since I'm a remote rep regardless.
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
I have never really left. I really don't think that I could get in the right frame of mind wearing anything too comfy.Β 
Ryscott0317
Politicker
+7
Territory Manager
No word yet but it’s going to be a really sad day when they do!
pitchandputt
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
You don't have to accept it. If they're going to be bullish about 5-days-per-week, start talking to your manager or HR counterpart to carve out an exemption.Β 


If they won't accept this and you hate the idea of going back, start looking - the job market is hot fire right now for candidates.
Ryscott0317
Politicker
+7
Territory Manager
Definitely something to keep in mind. Thank you
npm55434
Catalyst
+3
Associate Sales Representative
Week of June 21st
Ryanpeach
Good Citizen
SMB Account Executive
My tech company is targeting September for SMB sales teams to go back into the office with a hybrid model of maybe 3-4 days in the office a week. Any higher level sales team is now fully remote!

Call me crazy but I'm itching to go back. I love the energy of being in a pit, hearing other people's strategy/style, and being able to ask quick questions to my deskmates that sometimes just sit over slack in our WFH world.
DJSpence
Catalyst
+5
Sales Director
Only as crazy as the guy next to you! Love it.
Prizrak
Politicker
+6
Disruptor of worlds
I've been in my office for awhile. Loving it.
breezyboiii
Politicker
+5
Sales Boiii
we're pretty much on full flex. Mainly because the company didn't renew the office lease and they haven't been looking for a new place as of yet.
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
I love working from home! I would love it to be the new norm
Haast
Notorious Answer
+9
Account Executive
Ideally, Never.Β 
The_raging_racoon
Opinionated
+1
BDR
Maybe beginning of 2022, hopefully never! :D
AlecBaldwinsHairline
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
NEVER!

Fully remote!
poweredbycaffeine
WR Officer
+9
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Making my first trip to HQ in July--likely a quarterly thing!
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
No plans to go back yetΒ 
Bueller
Politicker
+2
Account Executive
Never! we have gone fully remote
BigCheese
Notorious Answer
+14
Agency Recruiter | Coors Knight
Small office, only 7 of us - we've been back since September.
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+13
Account Executive
Officially opening after labor day.Β  I applied to be 100% remote
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
Don t have an office. 100%WFH
SaaS_Squats
Opinionated
+1
SDR
We went "fully distributed". I fucks
ButteredUp
Politicker
+2
Inside Sales Rep
Been in office this entire time baby. LFG
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Hittin' Dingers
November. Giving us the summer to work from home, then Hybrid model.Β 
HappyGilmore
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
My company said beginning of 2022, however curious to see if that gets updated/if they roll out a hybrid model
softwaresails
Politicker
+4
Sales Manager
I’ve been back since May! Love it.Β 
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
Went back last week. Β It's an optional thing for us; always has been. Β 
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