2 weeks to get my sales up or I'm done. What would you do? Would you try your

@writersedge (22579)
United States
August 5, 2008 8:22pm CST
hardest for the next two weeks to get sales up? Would you look for a job? Would you do both? I'm going to do both. I think that will be hard. I would rather put my energy into one or the other. What would you do?
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@fluffysue (1430)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Has that 2 week limit been imposed by your employer? If so, I would start looking for a new job. If you have been faced with an ultimatum like this, it means they are already making plans for your departure, in my opinion. I was faced with a similar dilemma when at my last job, a new manager took over, increased the complexity of my workload, then simultaneously increased their expectations of how much work I could get done in 8 hours, to an impossible level. They demanded I do "X" amount of work per week within a month. I got the heck out of there. (sure enough, they did not even want my two weeks notice). Good luck, whatever you decide.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I've seen your situation it lots of places. Yes, the two week limit was imposed by my employer and he said he extended the time to longer than they would for most people.
@fluffysue (1430)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I hope if you choose to start a job search, that you find something soon. Good luck, and do keep us posted on what happens.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Thanks, I will. I've started looking in the newspaper. I had a call from someone about a typing job, but every time I called the line was busy. By the time I got through (2 days later), the deadline had gone by. Sounds suspicious to me, but OK.
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I am with you on this one, writersedge. I would be trying as hard as I can to do both. Sales sounds like an incredibly tough field. I'd look around and apply for as many different positions as I felt I was qualified for while still trying to increase sales. Hang in there, writersedge.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Thanks, I guess I'll be hitting the bricks tomorrow. Thanks and take care.
@daninuk (146)
• United States
6 Aug 08
i think that at this point the best thing to really do is just go for the more practical and effective alternative. times are hard right now and everybody's feeling it. i'd rather go for secure. however, two weeks isn't that much time and probably would not affect your job search too much. it's possible to juggle both, but like you said, its hard. you'll probably end up prefering one over the other. good luck.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Thanks, I think I really need the luck part of it.
@sudalunts (5527)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Maybe, I would do both. With the economy the way it is people are not buying things. My husband is in sales, and he has not sold a thing in a while. We are not going to be able to pay our rent. People want the product but can not afford to buy it. Maybe if you do not think you can make your quota, you should look for something if you have the time to do so when you are not working. I wish you luck, I know it is hard out there.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I don't know how I'm going to do both, but I'm going to have to. I think you're right.