I graduated two years ago with a double in Advertising and PR. I opted for a sales job at a company that I heard was paying very well. As soon as I hit the sales floor, I excelled and hit a nice pay check. I continued to do well and consistantly remained within the top five of the company, well above hundreds of other reps. Now, I`m so burnt out I can`t even stand showing up in the morning.
It`s as if I`m having the exact same conversation over, and over, and over, and over... etc. Also, as soon as I find a way to successfully exceed my quota/metrics they raise them. Maybe some of you more seasoned sales-people can tell me. Is it common for companies to raise your base pay when they promote you, while setting unrealistic quotas? I think I`m working for a company that`s becoming increasingly cheap and shady (even though they`re a "fortune 30" company). I`m looking for a way out, but don`t know if I`d go back to sales or not.. I`m kind of jaded and unmotivated now..