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Lost my permanent job (redundancy) in Sales in 2012 and I found last wk an IT company on Google. I contacted directly the Sales Manager for a Sales job advertised on their website starting asap. Pay is basic £16k + uncapped commissions (10% of the sale) + bonus. One wk later, the company called me for an interview. During the long interview with 2 other directors, I felt that they wanted me onboard. The Sales Manager said that normally interviews last 15 min. They have 40 employees, £6m turnover, staff stability, decent management... The Directors called me an opportunistic and strong-minded person because a Sales girl left last Friday and another one is leaving for maternity leave soon. They are not recruiting, although the leaving Sales girl advertised her job with her salary. I am the only candidate. No offer has been made at the interview. I did not mention the salary, convincing them that I can do this challenging job. After the interview, I told them (lie) that I have an interview with a similar company with a similar role paying £26k. The Directors mentioned that they need to chat about whether or not I am going to fit in the team and if they think I am going to stay. They wanted me to make the right decision for my life. They are expecting mature people. Always been a contrator before. The Sales Manager will call me Thursday to have my feedback about my other fictitious interview. He told me that I can make £45k easily. They need a proactive employee like me, because the other sales people wait for existing customers to call them...

Asked By: - 1/22/2013
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Believe you me, they will have spotted the lie...that's why they 'need to chat about it'. Opportunity lost.
Answered By: Jo W - 1/22/2013
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If it is sales, then the £45,000 would probably be reached with commission - you would need to find out the basic (it may be under £26k). Hope the company that interviewed you isn't reading this page!
Answered By: JAY - 1/22/2013
 
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