Exposing cruel and unusual workplaces since 2005.
Page:  Previous Page 12   3  
Showing 11 - 12 of 12 Tales in "Sales & Marketing".
Tale # 161
Dept: Sales & Marketing Score: 2
Mar 16th 2009 Submitted by Zephyr
“Promotion”
A donut I currently work for an enormous, multi-national electronics distributor. I guarantee we have a store in almost every town, and the company just opened up almost fifty new ones just like the one I work in. I've been there just over six months, and in that amount of time, I've been able to become one of the top sales people in my store. Last month alone I beat out two full-timers (i'm only part time, since I'm also a full-time student) one of whom had been in the company and in sales for YEARS longer than me. I beat her, I beat the other full timer and I finished at a very very narrow second to my manager.

We are restructuring our store and two positions came open that would've been a huge promotion for me. Basically I would've gone from being the youngest and least experieced (but most productive) sales member, to being an assitant manager.

I found out yesterday I was passed over for another member who is a preacher with two children and can only work three days a week. He and some dipsh!t from another store that MY GOOD SALES HELPED TO RUN OUT OF BUSINESS.

Also, the full timer I beat in sales, who is a horrible leader, gets to keep her job. LINK
Rate this Tale: tick cross

Tale # 288
Dept: Sales & Marketing Score: -6
Dec 13th 2009 Submitted by Anonymous
“?”
A donut A former colleague got this new job as a Manager (she was a Senior Analyst)in the competition of our company. This wouldn't have being nothing out of the ordinary except that she insisted that everything was so sudden and unexpected...and happened exactly after she received the Xmas Bonus, full month's salary, the day after her birthday celebration(aside from the fact that side that she went through a totally makeover) and the person she was going to work for was a previous employee in our company, she was totally recommended by my boss (who is a former co-worker of the new employer)

The day she left our boss call for a meeting to announce the "news" that my co-worker got this great offer from out of the blue and that the company policy is that since she was going to work for the competition she had to leave right away without saying goodbye.

I think the only thing unexpected was how long it took her to sign the new job contract. LINK
Rate this Tale: tick cross
Page:  Previous Page 12   3  
Showing 11 - 12 of 12 Tales in "Sales & Marketing".