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    If there is one job that say guarantees that you have 20k a year, or another job that can range from say 9k basic up to 50k OTE. Which is better?

    Personally, I think fixed is alot better, you know if your renting a place, your getting regular income.

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    I would prefer a commission based job, but it would generally have to be uncapped. Something like New Business Development, Account Management or something similar is good for that. It gives you something to work for, rather than putting in loads of effort and knowing you'll get the same money no matter how hard you work.

    Besides, most jobs wouldn't pay a £9k basic, probably around double that for something like telesales/sales development. Then usually commission is added either as a percentage of your revenue or bonuses.
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    (Original post by The Regend)
    I would prefer a commission based job, but it would generally have to be uncapped. Something like New Business Development, Account Management or something similar is good for that. It gives you something to work for, rather than putting in loads of effort and knowing you'll get the same money no matter how hard you work.

    Besides, most jobs wouldn't pay a £9k basic, probably around double that for something like telesales/sales development. Then usually commission is added either as a percentage of your revenue or bonuses.
    Does uncapped mean it can be a infinity amount?

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    (Original post by GuyUK)
    Does uncapped mean it can be a infinity amount?

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    That's what I'd understand it to mean.
    Personally, I think I'd generally prefer having a fairly secure fixed income, though the actual figures you're suggesting (upto £50k vs £20k) have me slightly undecided.
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    Neither. I prefer working by the clock.
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    (Original post by GuyUK)
    Does uncapped mean it can be a infinity amount?

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    Basically, yes. The more money you bring in to the company, the more money they will be able to afford to reward you with. For example, if you're bringing in an average of £50k/year in sales the company, you might get 15% in commission (£7.5k), or if you bring in £150k to the company, you would get £22.5k in commission.

    That's what I mean by uncapped; in short, the more effort you put in to get deals, the more direct reward you get out.
 
 
 
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