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Back at it myself - flying to Chicago today out of Sac - due back Saturday night.......

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Really? What airline?

Mine comes out the minute I board and take my seat LOL

Hawaiian. I am the same way. Bose and IPad out watching movie or listening to music to escape the non regular travelers and calm my life a little In the middle of the chaos.
 

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Back at it myself - flying to Chicago today out of Sac - due back Saturday night.......

Me too. But I am going back to Havasu for a few weeks. So that is a good thing!!!! Whooo hoooo!!!!
 

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Customer travel requests are picking up. Have 6 customer visits in the next 3 weeks.
That said, I have told 3 sales reps this week, if your only allocating 30 minutes for my session, I will not be attending in person.
 

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Customer travel requests are picking up. Have 6 customer visits in the next 3 weeks.
That said, I have told 3 sales reps this week, if your only allocating 30 minutes for my session, I will not be attending in person.

How does your deal work?

Are you a manufacturers rep?

Are the sales poeple your direct guys, dealers?
 

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How does your deal work?

Are you a manufacturers rep?

Are the sales poeple your direct guys, dealers?

I am a sales engineer (software demos) for a software company.
Sales rep are direct guys, no VAR’s.
 

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I am a sales engineer (software demos) for a software company.
Sales rep are direct guys, no VAR’s.

so you book your own time vs the sales guys booking you if you get to decide where you will and wont go.

DO you report up to a sales manager? Or engineering?

What kind of software?
 

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so you book your own time vs the sales guys booking you if you get to decide where you will and wont go.

DO you report up to a sales manager? Or engineering?

What kind of software?
The sales rep confirms the meetings with customers, then the sales engineers have to figure out how to present all the features that meet customer requirements in the time allocated. In some cases, we get 30 minutes, but have 2 hours of content to show the customer.

I report into the VP Sales Engineering North America Applications who reports to the SVP North America Application Sales. The reporting structure is separate for sales and sales engineers (SE’s don’t carry a quota).

Software = financial management and my specialty is financial and regulatory compliance
 
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Yeah, sitting on the 5:55 to Phx. Guess we need hydraulic fluid topped off before we go. 😬

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Never fails. Why wait to top off before taking off? Pretty sure that plane has been sitting all night.

I just hope we are not behind. Have only 45 min connection in ATL. That’s going to be close.
 
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Flying out of Cabo you are not supposed to either.....
I flew to Cabo last week on southwest. No masks needed on the flight but Mexico is still masking they made us put them on after deplaning. Also had to wear one st the supermarket
 
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Never fails. Why wait to top off before taking off? Pretty sure that plane has been sitting all night.

I just hope we are not behind. Have only 45 min connection in ATL. That’s going to be close.
Yeah, absolutely crazy that they waited until the morning. There were a ton of people scrambling at 5:15ish. I figured something was up but they didn’t say anything until we boarded.

No gloom in Phoenix though. 👍
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Yeah, absolutely crazy that they waited until the morning. There were a ton of people scrambling at 5:15ish. I figured something was up but they didn’t say anything until we boarded.

No gloom in Phoenix though. 👍
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Flying Ontario to PHX, will not help you if you flip to CA non-resident, AZ resident for taxes in 2022 :)
Huge red flag if you are audited. Round trip departures starting in other states with the stop in CA support the flip so much easier.
 
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Heading home tonight from Detroit via Phx to SNA

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Singapore AL still has RT fares around $900 to Bang Cock.
 

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First customer business trip requiring a flight. Had a couple internal and partner meetings, but this is the first where I need to be somewhere by a certain time.

Made it to the SD airport to find out I have a misconnection. Delta automatically rebooked me on the first flight tomorrow from ATL to Baton Rouge, but I will be spending tonight at the ATL Airport Gateway Marriott.

Was missing customer travel, but already over it :)
 

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Valley Forge this week - great history here.

The Black Powder Tavern for dinner - love seeing this on the wall!

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Had a nice flight back to LAX. My seat mates slept most of the way…

 

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Felt safe on my flight back to Vegas. 50% of the passengers were masked up…

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Charleston this week - nice town
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Flew to Oakland Monday left with a stomach flu Wednesday morning. 😬. Mask signs still up everywhere. Way more people walking/driving around with them on than So. Cal.
Place is nicer from far away.
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