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sobrique
sobrique
Jobs and servicing
Well, there's a thing.
Going to have to cancel my car service on monday.
I'll need to be in London in the afternoon to see a nice man at EMC. About a 'pre sales techie' job.

Which is nice.
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eithnepdb From: eithnepdb Date: September 30th, 2004 02:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry...I just got a completely inappropriate thought whilst reading the word "servicing".
sobrique From: sobrique Date: September 30th, 2004 03:00 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry, I don't know what you mean.
I'm innocent you see...
eithnepdb From: eithnepdb Date: September 30th, 2004 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)
*cough*


sobrique From: sobrique Date: September 30th, 2004 03:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey, I've no control over what goes through your dirty mind...
eithnepdb From: eithnepdb Date: September 30th, 2004 03:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I never intimated you did my dear. I was stunned by the notion of you being innocent is all :P
mrbear From: mrbear Date: September 30th, 2004 08:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Riiight.

Y'see, I've met you...
sobrique From: sobrique Date: September 30th, 2004 08:27 am (UTC) (Link)
So surely you can attest to this fact?
mrbear From: mrbear Date: September 30th, 2004 08:40 am (UTC) (Link)
If it were a fact then I could. Sadly it is not a fact. So I can't. ;-)
From: sebbo Date: October 1st, 2004 05:04 am (UTC) (Link)
sadly???? nah, bollox to that :)
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jorune From: jorune Date: September 30th, 2004 05:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I wonder what they mean by pre-sales? I've been to a cross corporate meeting about Networks and Telephony. There were people from LTSB, BT and Datapoint (they manage the relationship with BT for LTSB). The non LTSB were there in pairs, one did the talking and the other say mute until asked for a technical opinion. A double act of account manager and techie, would the techie be a 'pre-sales' person?
sobrique From: sobrique Date: September 30th, 2004 05:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Basically, yes.

Technical pre-sales is a support role to the sales process - you get to present the tech to the customer, and fill in any 'blanks' for questions they ask.
jorune From: jorune Date: September 30th, 2004 08:42 am (UTC) (Link)
So you're telling me that you would like a job that means
endless meetings,
travelling to and from meetings,
touting the company line,
being harrassed because you hadn't met your sales targets,
being told to push product A not B because we need to dump up A sales,
etc, etc, etc.

Forgive me for being negative but where will the joy of the current role you have fit into the future role?
sobrique From: sobrique Date: September 30th, 2004 09:26 am (UTC) (Link)
You may be right there. I mean, sales is sales. I don't have a huge problem with that.

The 'edge' here is that I'll have a good toehold in a 'big name' company.

That said the other prospect I have now, is looking for 'implementors', which sounds more promising.
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