SaaS Stories

Keep the Office Running and Get Some Leads

We know SaaS is serious business but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun along the way. SaaS Stories is a growing collection of anonymously shared tales from SaaS people. 

Sometimes you just need to get something off your chest. Anonymously.


I work for a SaaS company that like many other organisations is struggling to hire the right people. We are a small but growing FinTech solution and experienced Sales Development Reps were in short supply after a few resignations and staff that didn’t quite work out.

It had been quiet on the interview front for a while when, to everyone’s surprise, an email was sent saying a new hire would start Monday. Hurrah!

On their first day, general introductions and standard chat proceeded…

 

Existing SDR: “Where did you work before?”

 

New SDR: “I was a the Office Manager at a [Large Corporation Name].”

 

No major alarm bells yet, the company had a history of looking beyond job titles and at transferable skills. The conversation progressed…

 

Existing SDR: “How did you find [SaaS Company Name]?”

 

New SDR: “I applied and got offered the Office Manager job. But when I got here today they talked to me about Sales Development. I don’t want to do sales.”

 

Existing SDR:

 

True to her word, she didn’t. After 2 weeks she had moved onto an Office Manager role at another company.

 

We are back to looking for SDRs. We’re also looking for an Office Manager.


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