I love that someone convinced you “they” *could* be wrong. I royally pissed off a GM and a GSM when I was told them their numbers game really pissed me off. That I was already doing a FT job for them (morning radio) with sales added on. They showed me this graph of my year which I was fairly pleased with. I had ups and downs but overall, I was in the same range. Apparently in sales that’s not good. That was the year I found out about my own health issues, the year I found out my husband was an alcoholic and the year I lost my dad. AND that those PTO days I had that they were so proud to offer me was ten. Ten total days. Whether I used them on a trip to Italy or chose to sit by dad’s side, while he was in a coma, for 4 excruciating days knowing the only thing worse than losing him would be him “surviving” this. Yep, they didn’t care one bit. Fuck that, too.
I’ve made “freebie” appointments, knowing there was a sales pitch coming and willing, to an extent to buy in. It was gonna be that final piece that pushed me into business. Three times the same woman stood me up. We’d make an appt. She wouldn’t show. Never said another word. THREE TIMES!
I’ve had too many people talk in circles around me. I’d ask a specific question and get all kinds of info but none of it answered my GD question!
They wouldn’t meet me where I was – already on step 8. But they’d damn sure sell me their BETTER way to start over.
I imagine finding my people like those good days on the playground when your girl had your back. Before boys and competition messed us up. I want us all to win. I was drunk girls in the bar bathroom. Complete strangers supporting each other and sharing lipstick. (Although, for real I hate lipstick lol but I think you get me)
It would feel so damn good to know I’m NOT a weirdo. I’m not the only one. Corporate men are dicks. Corporate cares only about the bottom line no matter what they SAY. And THAT is the bottom line.
And lastly to share, I hate I missed the meeting between those same two GMs and a coworker who led me to my pissed off point. She legit told them that a PIMP paid better than they did. She was out there, working the streets for them and gave her, under the best of circumstances, 20%. I didn’t get to be there but I did get to help her work through the initial plan. We both left sales together the end of that year and remain friends. We left the company within 6 months of each other.