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Old 12-17-17, 09:37 PM
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I switched jobs two months ago but have not been making the type of money I thought I'd make. It's a sales job, and I'm having a difficult time getting sales. I guess I need support and to figure out my options, as well.

My boss says we're slow because of Christmas and the holiday season. In the meantime, my savings account dwindles down, and I'm feeling the urge to do something.

I was thinking about picking up a side job at Domino's Pizza to earn extra spending money.
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Re: Job issues

Sorry to hear you're having a rough time. Was your prior job in a different field?
Are you interested in doing sales work?
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Sorry to hear you're having a rough time. Was your prior job in a different field?
Are you interested in doing sales work?
I like sales. It seems to be the best way to make a lot of money.
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Re: Job issues

Oh no. I'm sorry to hear this.

Do you know enough about the average sales quantities in your company to know if your boss is telling you the truth?

Hopefully he is but if not, might be better to get another job again imo. I assume salespeople are in demand so you should be able to get another job. It really does feel like some sales jobs you can be rolling in the dough and others are a struggle. I think you made the right choice in leaving your old company no matter what happens with this job.

As far as the other job goes, I think there are tons of temp jobs for the holiday season right now if your didn't want to do something that required a commitment.

If I got a second job, I would have to get permission from my company to work that job otherwise it's called moonlighting and thry could fire me. Not sure if it's the same for your job.
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Re: Job issues

What are your skills, what are your hobbies, what are your interests?

There are some jobs that may fall into a hobby, or interest, which may not make a great amount of money, but it might be enjoyable as an extra job.

This can fall under writing, consulting, organizer for events, craigslist odd jobs such as dog walking, (I love pets) or any contract based temp work.

As far as your skills,

If you know how to play an instrument then give lessons to a few people at a minimal rate.

Also, try attending a meet-up

I have been going to a lot of start up business meet ups and many of them are attended by tech people in need of sales people.

Believe it or not, all these tech companies need sales people more than they need tech people.
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Re: Job issues

Sorry to hear about this

Is there an easier side job than Domino's ?
(I only say this because anything like that would be such an utter disaster for me, because of my symptoms, that I can't even imagine it )
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What are your skills, what are your hobbies, what are your interests?

There are some jobs that may fall into a hobby, or interest, which may not make a great amount of money, but it might be enjoyable as an extra job.

This can fall under writing, consulting, organizer for events, craigslist odd jobs such as dog walking, (I love pets) or any contract based temp work.
I like campaigning and have pretty good communication skills. I like nature. I like pets. I love writing.
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As far as your skills,

If you know how to play an instrument then give lessons to a few people at a minimal rate.
I signed up to tutor at one of the local colleges here. I think I'm going to need to wait until the Spring Semester begins before seeing any income coming in, though.
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Also, try attending a meet-up

I have been going to a lot of start up business meet ups and many of them are attended by tech people in need of sales people.

Believe it or not, all these tech companies need sales people more than they need tech people.
I like this idea. Meet ups are good, and who knows what can happen.
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Sorry to hear about this

Is there an easier side job than Domino's ?
(I only say this because anything like that would be such an utter disaster for me, because of my symptoms, that I can't even imagine it )
I actually think I can handle Domino's so I'm not really worried about it. I've done food delivery before.
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I switched jobs two months ago but have not been making the type of money I thought I'd make. It's a sales job, and I'm having a difficult time getting sales. I guess I need support and to figure out my options, as well.

My boss says we're slow because of Christmas and the holiday season. In the meantime, my savings account dwindles down, and I'm feeling the urge to do something.

I was thinking about picking up a side job at Domino's Pizza to earn extra spending money.
Retail sales or B2B. I have worked both for most of the last 12 years I may have some tips. If your doing a job waiting for prospects vs cold calling then yeah you may have to wait a bit depending on the industry. I have always avoided full commission positions because of this.
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Hey Anon, Maybe let your boss know that current income is not cutting it and want the benefit of their experience. Ask him/her about suggestions to up income short-term and what he/she think reasonable expectations of income near-term are. I would also do a reality-check of your boss' input. Maybe validate the info with someone you feel can provide informed input. Someone that used to have your boss' position, top sales guy that has worked there for a longer time or maybe someone that was/is successful and used to be in sales there. You could ask the last type why they left sales and whether they think it was a good choice. GL, -LN
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