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« Reply #3175 on: June 02, 2022, 12:02:56 PM »
The most important thing you can do working in an office environment is walk like you're on a mission.

I think Musk is probably dumb to force people back in the office but if he's only talking about execs, whatever.  We'll see if his jobs are good enough to retain the talent.

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« Reply #3176 on: June 02, 2022, 12:03:42 PM »
if you’re not miserable, you’re not working!

gmafb with this crap.  inefficiency is built into the workforce.


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« Reply #3177 on: June 02, 2022, 12:12:46 PM »
Call me crazy, but isn’t he a manufacturer? Not sure how a lot of that can be done from home.

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« Reply #3178 on: June 02, 2022, 12:30:29 PM »
I work for a manufacturer and I can do my job fully from home
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« Reply #3179 on: June 02, 2022, 12:34:43 PM »
My favorite thing about this is that one of the things I remember most about working in an office is how often people simply pretended to work. Some had it down to a rough ridin' art form. Like, I think I'll just grab this random piece of paper off my desk and go for an afternoon long walkabout.


haha, when I first started my job a couple of guys asked me if I wanted to take a walk with them. I was like, uh, sure, thinking we were going to go down the street and grab a starbucks or something. Those fuckers walked like 3 miles and for over an hour. My feet were killing me from my shitty dress shoes at the time. They did this pretty much every day and sometimes a couple of times. These dumbasses that think people actually work when in the office are hilarious. I work more from home and instead of going on stupid 3 mile walks to waste time in the office, I take time and get crap done around the house.

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« Reply #3180 on: June 02, 2022, 12:36:41 PM »
Lol. A 3 mile walk is like 45 minutes. Call me crazy, almost the length of a lunch break. Sorry for your exercise.

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« Reply #3181 on: June 02, 2022, 12:42:21 PM »
I can consistently tell who is working remote and who is in the office by the quality of their work.

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« Reply #3182 on: June 02, 2022, 03:32:11 PM »
I can consistently tell who is working remote and who is in the office by the quality of their work.

Yea the quality of work from people in the office is usually considerably worse in my experience.
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« Reply #3183 on: June 02, 2022, 04:33:15 PM »
The most important thing you can do working in an office environment is walk like you're on a mission.

I think Musk is probably dumb to force people back in the office but if he's only talking about execs, whatever.  We'll see if his jobs are good enough to retain the talent.
In my experience, it is the greenest employees who legitimately benefit from being in office since remote training and feedback is generally pretty bad.

My guess is the execs have to come in cause it’s the only way to coax the lower levels in without a riot.

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« Reply #3184 on: June 03, 2022, 12:59:28 PM »
Lol. A 3 mile walk is like 45 minutes. Call me crazy, almost the length of a lunch break. Sorry for your exercise.

yeah, but those guys were in the office. They should be at their desks working the whole time....

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« Reply #3185 on: August 01, 2022, 07:09:42 PM »
Who is ready for a LOL?

So I work in sales and the rule of thumb here is that when you have an interested client you open an "opportunity" in salesforce. These were never really tracked that hard and were full of a bunch of old opportunities etc.

In the middle of last month my company decides that they want to clean up the opportunities to better forecast future sales so a new policy was announced that starting August 1st if an opportunity was been open more than 2 months without being closed the account will automatically be transferred to a new salesperson.

Our sales cycle can last anywhere from a week to 6-12 months so I told my boss what a terrible idea it was "So if I get someone interested in our product and open an opportunity I will lose that account unless I remember to close the opportunity after 60 days even if they are still interested?".

Bossman said he would run it up the flagpole but I came up with my own solution. I closed out all of my open opportunities and told him I wouldn't be opening any new opportunities until the day the customer buys our product.

Guess who just got 5 new accounts that are interested in our product assigned to him today from reps who didn't close out all their old opportunities?  :gocho:


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« Reply #3186 on: August 01, 2022, 07:14:12 PM »
I completely understand why they want to be able to better forecast new revenue but by threatening to take away accounts that have open opportunities for longer than 2 months when the sales cycle can last 5x that long they are shooting themselves in the foot.

It's one of those things that sounds great in the boardroom but in execution it is a terrible idea. Looking forward to the conversation with my manager in a month where he asks me why I don't have any open opportunities.

As long as my actual sales numbers are good I don't think I will have any issues. I give it 2 months tops before they change the policy but until then I'm looking forward to some new interested accounts from other reps.

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« Reply #3187 on: August 01, 2022, 07:15:17 PM »
Instead of bitching and whining ole ‘ji is playing chess on their asses
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« Reply #3188 on: August 01, 2022, 10:17:06 PM »
it’s funny how bad that every company that’s ever bought salesforce is at actually using it.


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« Reply #3189 on: August 03, 2022, 12:52:28 PM »
I can't imagine why they would move the opps to a new rep after only 2 months.  My boss would be on me to have some activity on the opportunity but would not move it to another rep if I was still working it.