Which sales role would YOU rather have? Role A: OTE around $150k working 30-35 hours a week or Role B: OTE around $225k working 40-50 hours a week? Both with 5% annual raises. Think of quality of life and how many hours the job takes to be successful in it to make that amount in your W2. Does working more make you earn more?

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A. 50 Hours a week cuts into family time. $150k lifestyle is more than comfortable where I’m from.


Role A. Time > $. Make up the “rest” with a side hustle and extra time working on something that u r a owner of


Right now I would choose the second one


I was going to do the math but then realized this is all based on OTE… I prefer to calculate base to base, then factor in OTE. Guaranteed money when comparing hours makes a huge difference, IMHO.


From a tax perspective, it’s ~3400 difference each month in pay.

So it all depends on your lifestyle. I didn’t see family or marriage in this equation.

Also, you didn’t add wanting work-life culture, benefits, or company sustainability, so it seems like if the pay is 100% your focus, then option B would be the way to go.


I would rather make more money and work more hours. I am more productive with more to do and more incentive.


Role B. 30-35 hours feels very similar to 40-50


I don’t agree. 30 hours in a year is 1,560 hours 50 hours in a year is 2,600 hours. Think about what u can you do with the extra 1,000 hours 💡


Is the 40-50 hours/week ACTUALLY 40-50 hours, or is it more like 30-40 or 60-80? I’d reach out to a rep at the company to confirm how much they actually work.

You could be picking a lower paid option for equal work at the end of it.
You could be picking a higher paid position and realize it’s way more work than you thought.

Are they in the same industry? Are they warm leads or cold? Are either a growth company or startup with possible equity?


Good point! My job is 40 hrs but I’m so efficient that it really is 20-25 hrs per week


Depends how many days the 30-35 hours a week is. If it is a shorter work week yes to option A. If I still have to work 5 days a week, no to option A.


Role A! Also there wasn’t a mention of capped earnings.


The economy is a hot mess. Take the second one until your burned out.


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I’ll do second because I’m working 40-45 now for less as it is

I’m in for role ‘B’. I’ve experienced working more can definitely help me earn more in sales whenyou have a company that rewards people for bringing in the revenue.

Can you get work life balance with option B? Is it micromanaged? What’s the base? Equity? I would initially pick option B but only if I had flexibility during those 40+ hours.

I would choose Role B as I love what I do and WANT to work more hours

Role B

I would definitely work more and make more

B all day long if I can keep it to 40ish

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