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6 minutes ago, Pescado_Rojo said:

CSB alert... I used to be an SE for Wyse. 

Ok, so lets talk.  "Certain" sites.....what's the workaround 

Asking for a friend....

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3 minutes ago, BabaYaga said:

Ok, so lets talk.  "Certain" sites.....what's the workaround 

Asking for a friend....

If they are Windows embedded boxes, you can just launch the local browser without logging into your virtual session. 

If they are ThinOS or Zero clients, you're SOL as they don't have a local browser. 

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2 minutes ago, Pescado_Rojo said:

If they are Windows embedded boxes, you can just launch the local browser without logging into your virtual session. 

If they are ThinOS or Zero clients, you're SOL as they don't have a local browser. 

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Posted (edited)

On January 1 of 2020 I had a goal to make a $300k W2 this year. 

 

Spoiler Alert: I'm not in an industry that will initially be a beneficiary to WFH/distributed workforce or one that will do well in a recession, so it's not even remotely gonna be close I can already see. Q1 is a blood bath. Q2 is a blood bath. Q3 is unknown but probably a blood bath. Q4 I'll just be happy to have a base salary.

Oh, I just bought a $70k car in January because I was feeling great and did around $30k in fat-cat-lapping-at-the-cream-roaring-2019 time elective house upgrades that I wish I hadn't have done now. Not only loss of future forecasted income, but also loss of significant savings/stock/401k. Significant.

Talk about being humbled and having to look your stupidity and largess in the face when looking in a mirror. 

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Posted (edited)

@Rougarou

#metoo

Best laid plans of mice and men yadda yadda yadda

though why do I feel like I'm rearranging deck chairs on the titanic?

I've started qualifying things that used to be definite with "theoretical" as in "well, my theoretical 401K, theoretical inheritance. . ."  "Well, that land value is theoretical, it really depends on how many guns you have. . ."

I need to just knock off for the day and go stream something inspiration like Breaking Bad.

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So I'm on a call with my boss to go over pricing/discount bands for this potential deal that might double and at the end he tells me "hey I don't want to rain on your parade, but you know if this deal closes at more than 60% of your quota the comp committee will probably reset your goal" Fuck me. No good deed goes unpunished around here. 

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2 hours ago, Buzzrock said:

Neighbor who works for VMWare (Dell) says they can’t get laptops and virtual desktop licenses out the door fast enough with all the people moving to work from home. It’s amazing how many companies were totally unprepared for that.

I work for a large Security company and a portion of our business is Secure Remote Access and IAM. Apparently that business is booming, we wisely prioritized their orders over the Crypto business I'm in. it's the right thing to do.

After coming in at damn near 300% of my number last CY/FY I'm gonna post less than a $100k in business this Q. it's not that I'm lazy/bad or the business is off. We changed our SFDC instance, quoting, finance systems, everything as we merged two companies together and integrated into a larger BU in the greater empire we live it. what a fucking mess. I have $ in the bank and as I don't have my comp plan or quota yet...who cares. Getting paid 70% OTE on draw as well. Working on a multimillion dollar order or june that will a needle mover so I'm not freaked out yet. 

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Getting paid 70% OTE on draw as well.

That is sweet. Wonder how long that lasts...

Working on a multimillion dollar order or june that will a needle mover so I'm not freaked out yet.

This is me too, but the odds of me bringing in my "make or break" deal in late April/May have plummeted since January.

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2 hours ago, Pescado_Rojo said:

So I'm on a call with my boss to go over pricing/discount bands for this potential deal that might double and at the end he tells me "hey I don't want to rain on your parade, but you know if this deal closes at more than 60% of your quota the comp committee will probably reset your goal" Fuck me. No good deed goes unpunished around here. 

And you get fucked like a tied goat next year.

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"Working on a multimillion dollar order or june that will a needle mover so I'm not freaked out yet."

 

and I've just been informed that I will get fucked on this. this deal will be added to my overall Quota. So I will make some nice accelerator $ for the Quarter, it won;t retire a big chunk of my annual number. the Europeans who run my business are socialist fucks. 

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20 hours ago, next2naus said:

Getting paid 70% OTE on draw as well. 

Nice. I proposed this and my company just laughed. Things might start moving slowly in the next few weeks but I doubt there will be any big deals falling soon. I was in the process of finding a new gig when all this started to unravel but now I might just want to sit tight.

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41 minutes ago, ZB'Tejas said:

Nice. I proposed this and my company just laughed. Things might start moving slowly in the next few weeks but I doubt there will be any big deals falling soon. I was in the process of finding a new gig when all this started to unravel but now I might just want to sit tight.

Yea, I would think now is the time to hunker down and be grateful for what we all have until we either a) don't have it anymore (meaning the economy really crashes) or b) we pull out of this thing in a year or so.

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So my largest partner just announced they are postponing any non-essential Data Center activities. Break fix and contractually obligated activities they can't move only. Going to be interesting to see what happens with their sales teams out there desperately trying to close business for their EOQ this Friday. Wonder where they are going to put all that new gear that should be hitting the floor?

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more fun...

I finally know my quota but still don't have the final Comp Plan and Sched A. So I don't know the actual Q by Q quota. it's fucking April? My quarter and many other Reps have had a shit Q1 largely due to the companies own making. Systems that don't integrate, unneeded new systems and processes, name changes, etc. it's been a fucking mess. pair this up w/ the Pandemic  and wait for it.......furloughs. Spun as a way to stave off layoffs. We ar enow part of a larger BU and this is their doing, I suspect if we were still a stand alone, this would not be happening. 

over a six week period, they want us to work 3 weeks on, three weeks off, so on/off every other week. Umm...I'm in Sales, how the fuck does that work? if I want full base salary I need to burn 120 Hours of PTO. what a fucking joke. 

 

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"I'm sorry Mr. Customer, I'll contact you in 3 weeks after the furlough.  Sit tight, would you?"

What is leadership telling you?

Seriously how does that work?  Hell, I never really take a vacation, even when I'm on PTO. . .on the offhand that an order will come through.

Edit: just saw it was alternating weeks, that's a little easier.  Still sucks about the PTO though.

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