Layoffs and sales in PDX

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BlueBerd

Tektronix Sales

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Oracle
BlueBerdmore
Feb 2 4 Comments

I am looking for advice or amusing banter. I worked at Oracle for a dozen years in service agreement and subscription sales. I was laid off when most of the department went overseas. I'm in a similar position at a new company but it's not the right place for me. It's more administrative than sales and I miss sales. If/when you were laid off how did you figure out your next steps? Did you change careers, get some certification, go back to school? A lot of my ex colleagues took vacations after the lay off but I like to work and stay busy. I'm at a crossroads. I'm a top performer at what I do but it's a very niche field. Appreciate your thoughts.

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  • I thought good sales people can sell anuthing including themselves
    Feb 3 1
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      BlueBerd

      Tektronix Sales

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      BlueBerdmore
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      If only that were true. As I said I have been working on service contract renewal sales and negotiations for a long time. It's a niche industry and while I'm a great salesperson it's been challenging to find a similar role at a great firm in my area.
      Feb 3
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      BlueBerd

      Tektronix Sales

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      BlueBerdmore
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      Yeah they restructured sent 70% overseas for cheaper labor. And they consolidated everyone else in Colorado in the office. I had been working remotely for a number of years. When I was let go I received a letter from the unemployment office confirming my job went overseas and that I qualified for additional assistance but already had a new job then. I have applied at other companies and interviewed. But haven't found the right place/job yet in part it's timing and in part its location.
      Feb 2
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    BlueBerd

    Tektronix Sales

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    BlueBerdmore
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    I also was making a Bay Area money when I transferred to Portland and it causes some sticker shock.
    Feb 2 0