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Old 09-24-2011, 07:15 PM
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I'm so done with the Sh*#hole. I have seen the older reps, who used to be our "mentors" just a few years ago, being pushed out of this company for nothing other than they are making a good salary. I'm not quite 50 yet, but getting close, and I know if I last that long the same will happen to me. Despite what I do or how hard I work it won't be enough. So today I've decided that I'm done with them. I will no longer make the extra early call or late call. I will do a lunch here & there collect a few signatures. I figure this will take me three hours a day max. Which equates to 15 hours a week. I'm gonna work a max of 15 hours a week until 2015. This is my version of 15 by 15. From now on, I will have an 25 extra hours a week to work out, spend time with my spouse or double dip with an extra job (which would be good since we didn't get much of a raise the past couple years). You want 15 by 15? It's now time for me to give it to you my way. Bend over Merck............Who's in with me?
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:51 PM
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I'm so done with the Sh*#hole. I have seen the older reps, who used to be our "mentors" just a few years ago, being pushed out of this company for nothing other than they are making a good salary. I'm not quite 50 yet, but getting close, and I know if I last that long the same will happen to me. Despite what I do or how hard I work it won't be enough. So today I've decided that I'm done with them. I will no longer make the extra early call or late call. I will do a lunch here & there collect a few signatures. I figure this will take me three hours a day max. Which equates to 15 hours a week. I'm gonna work a max of 15 hours a week until 2015. This is my version of 15 by 15. From now on, I will have an 25 extra hours a week to work out, spend time with my spouse or double dip with an extra job (which would be good since we didn't get much of a raise the past couple years). You want 15 by 15? It's now time for me to give it to you my way. Bend over Merck............Who's in with me?
Seriously, how can you do this an look at yourself in the mirror on payday, you lazy POS. If you feel this way, quit and find somewhere else to justify working an honest day's work!!!
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:00 PM
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"Honest day's work". Where do you live? That only happens in the shrinking base of accessible territories
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:41 AM
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Seriously, how can you do this an look at yourself in the mirror on payday, you lazy POS. If you feel this way, quit and find somewhere else to justify working an honest day's work!!!
You stupid blue blood, Kool Aid drinker you loyalty sickens me the Furher loved people like you .....grow up
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:38 PM
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I'm so done with the Sh*#hole. I have seen the older reps, who used to be our "mentors" just a few years ago, being pushed out of this company for nothing other than they are making a good salary. I'm not quite 50 yet, but getting close, and I know if I last that long the same will happen to me. Despite what I do or how hard I work it won't be enough. So today I've decided that I'm done with them. I will no longer make the extra early call or late call. I will do a lunch here & there collect a few signatures. I figure this will take me three hours a day max. Which equates to 15 hours a week. I'm gonna work a max of 15 hours a week until 2015. This is my version of 15 by 15. From now on, I will have an 25 extra hours a week to work out, spend time with my spouse or double dip with an extra job (which would be good since we didn't get much of a raise the past couple years). You want 15 by 15? It's now time for me to give it to you my way. Bend over Merck............Who's in with me?
You dont have the brains or ambition to double dip with an extra job. get help with your mid-life crisis or better yet, a maid that will sleep with you so you are not wacking off by yourself all the time. That would be a good use of time. 15 yanks for 15 seconds.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:16 PM
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Good for this guy. He gets it. Give them the three hours a day they deserve and fu*k 'em for every dollar you can.

Trust me when I tell you that they've fu*ked countless other reps who were dedicated employees, only to learn too late that Merck will throw you out with the trash as soon as they see fit.

You other asswipes who feel loyalty to this garbage company are without hope. Some people are just smarter than others. merck will soon have nothing but dummies left.
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:06 AM
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".....merck will soon have nothing but dummies left"

That is the ultimate goal
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:20 AM
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was the op Mark Kornak?
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:14 PM
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".....merck will soon have nothing but dummies left"

That is the ultimate goal
sort of like what the Cambodian Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge did to the
Intelligensia of Cambodia...

Get rid of anyone with a brain who can see reality and ask questions...

Merck is the devil at this point...
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:19 PM
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Good for this guy. He gets it. Give them the three hours a day they deserve and fu*k 'em for every dollar you can.

Trust me when I tell you that they've fu*ked countless other reps who were dedicated employees, only to learn too late that Merck will throw you out with the trash as soon as they see fit.

You other asswipes who feel loyalty to this garbage company are without hope. Some people are just smarter than others. merck will soon have nothing but dummies left.
Umm, actually it's about being loyal to YOURSELF asswipe...destroying (consciously or otherwise) your work ethic isn't exactly "smart"
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:44 PM
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Good for this guy. He gets it. Give them the three hours a day they deserve and fu*k 'em for every dollar you can.

Trust me when I tell you that they've fu*ked countless other reps who were dedicated employees, only to learn too late that Merck will throw you out with the trash as soon as they see fit.

You other asswipes who feel loyalty to this garbage company are without hope. Some people are just smarter than others. merck will soon have nothing but dummies left.
They have f'd COUNTLESS people, not just reps. F them. Be well.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:32 PM
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Best and most intelligent post on the board.

When a company sends such a clear and repetitive message that hard work, creativity and work ethic are not the criteria by which a person can excel...than anyone that continues to butt their head against the wall...can and should be defined as stupid.

The 15 by 15 guy inherently knows this, has turned off his guilt and is taking care of himself and family.

Choo Choo Hop on the peace train brothers and sisters.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:57 PM
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Good for this guy. He gets it. Give them the three hours a day they deserve and fu*k 'em for every dollar you can.

Trust me when I tell you that they've fu*ked countless other reps who were dedicated employees, only to learn too late that Merck will throw you out with the trash as soon as they see fit.

You other asswipes who feel loyalty to this garbage company are without hope. Some people are just smarter than others. merck will soon have nothing but dummies left.
I just went back and found this post----Sept 24, 2011. It might be the best that I've seen on the Merck board. I wish that I realized this long ago.

Take note, some of us will be next. It's been happening for a long time, I just haven't realized it until recently.
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:35 AM
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Ames and Boone and home by noon. Been doing it that way for quite awhile. As long as the numbers are there, everybody's happy!
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:16 PM
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Ames and Boone and home by noon. Been doing it that way for quite awhile. As long as the numbers are there, everybody's happy!
That's a pretty good "Story" to tell...lol
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:43 AM
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You dont have the brains or ambition to double dip with an extra job. get help with your mid-life crisis or better yet, a maid that will sleep with you so you are not wacking off by yourself all the time. That would be a good use of time. 15 yanks for 15 seconds.
Your loyalty sickens me you must be a big time butt kisser, the Furher loved your type ...grow up and get real .
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:08 PM
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Your loyalty sickens me you must be a big time butt kisser, the Furher loved your type ...grow up and get real .
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:15 PM
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I'm so done with the Sh*#hole. I have seen the older reps, who used to be our "mentors" just a few years ago, being pushed out of this company for nothing other than they are making a good salary. I'm not quite 50 yet, but getting close, and I know if I last that long the same will happen to me. Despite what I do or how hard I work it won't be enough. So today I've decided that I'm done with them. I will no longer make the extra early call or late call. I will do a lunch here & there collect a few signatures. I figure this will take me three hours a day max. Which equates to 15 hours a week. I'm gonna work a max of 15 hours a week until 2015. This is my version of 15 by 15. From now on, I will have an 25 extra hours a week to work out, spend time with my spouse or double dip with an extra job (which would be good since we didn't get much of a raise the past couple years). You want 15 by 15? It's now time for me to give it to you my way. Bend over Merck............Who's in with me?
I have been urging all reps at Merck to do this...Bravo for you!! Do the minimum possible!!! Take Merck's money like they take your dignity and show them what happens when they treat sales reps like crap...Honestly, 15 hours is pretty generous...see if u can get it down to 10....
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:52 PM
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OP here. First day of my 15 x 15 campaign. Left home at 10:30 made two calls before lunch. Did lunch & saw four docs and one midlevel. Got a couple sigs from them and went home at 1:30. Went to the gym at 2:15 and worked out until 3:45. It's awesome working out this time of day, didn't have to wait to use equipment one time! Headed home and checked VM & email for 15 minutes, showered and started making dinner. I did go over my goal of working three hours by a total of 15 minutes. By the end of the week I should have it down. Better get to bed now, I've got to get up and put another three hours in tomorrow!
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:50 AM
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OP here. First day of my 15 x 15 campaign. Left home at 10:30 made two calls before lunch. Did lunch & saw four docs and one midlevel. Got a couple sigs from them and went home at 1:30. Went to the gym at 2:15 and worked out until 3:45. It's awesome working out this time of day, didn't have to wait to use equipment one time! Headed home and checked VM & email for 15 minutes, showered and started making dinner. I did go over my goal of working three hours by a total of 15 minutes. By the end of the week I should have it down. Better get to bed now, I've got to get up and put another three hours in tomorrow!
Enjoy while lasts. When, not if, the heat starts to be applied from you management at various levels, best be prepared. I'm just sayin.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:10 AM
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You know what? I feel like those bashing the OP are the younger people who just don't get it.
There are reps of all ages who work few hours, btw. I know a guy (30-something) who literally spends ALL of his time in the gym, and must work only a couple of hours each afternoon. Has been with his company for a while, so guess it's working out for him.
Anyway, point is, the older reps who have put in a ton of time already have put in WAY more than 8-5 over the course of their career. Tenured, older reps have done their time, and also KNOW they're going to get kicked to the curb any day. Not IF, but WHEN. When you've been around for a long time, you've spent COUNTLESS nights, weekends, even holiday & vacation time doing work for the company, so if OP wants to, and can, kick back some now... more power. All the hours they're missing at work now were most certainly put in previously!!
For anyone who actually feels loyalty or obligation to a company who treats its reps and other employees like crap, wake up. If you can spend more time actually living life and doing the truly important things (like spending more time with family), then do it. If you take a look at your life through 'old people eyes', no way are you going to look back and say, "Wow, I wished I'd worked more".
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:04 PM
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yeah, well I love the OP's thinking. It would be hilarious if it werent so serious. This company sucks. No job stability-despite doing a good job. Nobody asking any of us to stay-how things have changed. Five years ago at a major meeting the king gets up there and begs people to stay with the company. When was the last time you heard that? Weak management that starts at the CTL level and moves right on up to the greed-thirtsy CEO or board of director level. Kool-aid drinking marketing team(Januvia combo with simva as a great example-"Its not another Caduet! Norvasc was not a real popular"-totally false), everybody just treading water and waiting it out. The cuts are coming. With the job market the way it is, there is very little place for a pharma rep to go where they are seen as valuable. So, as Merck has destroyed my career based on how they have run this business for the past 10 or more years, good enough for them. You have basically the whole field force doing what the OP is doing, but nobody talks about it. Its the elephant in the room. Go for it OP-I died laughing when I saw your version of 15X15
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:51 AM
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If you take a look at your life through 'old people eyes', no way are you going to look back and say, "Wow, I wished I'd worked more".
Remember Man As You
Pass By,
As You Are Now,
So Once Was I,
As I Am Now,
So Must You Be.

-- old proverb about walking past the cemetery.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:54 PM
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I'm so done with the Sh*#hole. I have seen the older reps, who used to be our "mentors" just a few years ago, being pushed out of this company for nothing other than they are making a good salary. I'm not quite 50 yet, but getting close, and I know if I last that long the same will happen to me. Despite what I do or how hard I work it won't be enough. So today I've decided that I'm done with them. I will no longer make the extra early call or late call. I will do a lunch here & there collect a few signatures. I figure this will take me three hours a day max. Which equates to 15 hours a week. I'm gonna work a max of 15 hours a week until 2015. This is my version of 15 by 15. From now on, I will have an 25 extra hours a week to work out, spend time with my spouse or double dip with an extra job (which would be good since we didn't get much of a raise the past couple years). You want 15 by 15? It's now time for me to give it to you my way. Bend over Merck............Who's in with me?
WOW! What a concept! I would say it is really smart but can't because if you have not been doing this all along you are an idiot. As a pharma professional that is about all you need to do if you are a half decent sales rep to consistantly perform in the top 25% year after year; I do. With computers it is even easier to implement because you can fudge the call plan and make it look totally legit. What does working any harder really get you? More security? More peace of mind? More sales? Think again. We all know that the numbers are totally massaged by the HO dorks and that no one really knows who is selling what. Do you even know how numbers are calculated? It is a shitty sampling of the month then extrapolated out to give you your "sales results", I mean your "teams" results. Really does not matter what you do. This is the best thing about pharma, you can get by without doing very much at all. If you are just figuring this out too bad for you because I am sure that your hardworking teammates are doing the same thing. All the managers know the deal, they were reps once too you idiot. Most of the sales are so managed care dependent these days as long as you are keeping up with admin games you can keep pulling in that huge base salary and all the perks you get when you figure out how to fudge an expense report for an extra grand a month. All companies know this goes on which is why there are constant layoffs and will eventually be nothing but digital media going out to docs with the option of getting samples shipped to them. Who needs a rep anymore? Not the docs or the companies! Good luck with your 15 by 15. At least I give you credit for finally figuring it out. Go enjoy life while you still have one!
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:27 PM
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OP here. No #15, not an idiot, just an honest rep that did their job well for years and years. Nothing wrong with that. It's so refreshing to know that no matter what I do in the near future or far, it won't really matter. Knowing that, I've gone into semi retirement so to speak but will be getting full pay while I'm doing it. Worked a total of 17 hours this week. Only two over my goal. Next week I'll have it down. Did lose two pounds working out at the gym though. Should be able to meet my 15 hour goal next week.
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:35 AM
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OP here. No #15, not an idiot, just an honest rep that did their job well for years and years. Nothing wrong with that. It's so refreshing to know that no matter what I do in the near future or far, it won't really matter. Knowing that, I've gone into semi retirement so to speak but will be getting full pay while I'm doing it. Worked a total of 17 hours this week. Only two over my goal. Next week I'll have it down. Did lose two pounds working out at the gym though. Should be able to meet my 15 hour goal next week.
Finally! A report from someone at Merck demonstrating TRUE PROGRESS! Well done! Keep us informed of your individual growth and accomplishments as you move forward.

From where I'm sitting, Merck should get down to about a 1000 or so reps before the bloodbath is over, so it really doesn't matter what you do. Even if you are ultimately discovered and fired, you'd still be better off anyhow. I'd focus on finding the perfect next job---at your leisure, of course---then quit a year or so from now.
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:56 AM
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Finally! A report from someone at Merck demonstrating TRUE PROGRESS! Well done! Keep us informed of your individual growth and accomplishments as you move forward.

From where I'm sitting, Merck should get down to about a 1000 or so reps before the bloodbath is over, so it really doesn't matter what you do. Even if you are ultimately discovered and fired, you'd still be better off anyhow. I'd focus on finding the perfect next job---at your leisure, of course---then quit a year or so from now.
OP here again. I worked only 14 hours this week! The best part is that I'm working with my S3 (brownnoser) on a project and she reported back to my CTL on how much of a help and team player that I've been! Meanwhile, my time at the gym has increased and I've lost more weight and feel much better, physically and mentally. Just knowing that this company has screwed, is screwing and a high likelihood they will screw me too makes it a lot easier to deal with. I've been getting good at turning Merck off after three hours or so each day.

In my mind I've given myself a "mental" raise. Much less stress with not really caring anymore. I think in a couple months when I reach my weight loss & fitness goal, I'm going to get another job or start a side business and devote much of my time to that.

Stay bent over Mother Merck while I put it to you. I'm doing this for all those you have screwed over and are currently messing with. Now shutup and hand me some more lube...
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:17 AM
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OP here again. I worked only 14 hours this week! The best part is that I'm working with my S3 (brownnoser) on a project and she reported back to my CTL on how much of a help and team player that I've been! Meanwhile, my time at the gym has increased and I've lost more weight and feel much better, physically and mentally. Just knowing that this company has screwed, is screwing and a high likelihood they will screw me too makes it a lot easier to deal with. I've been getting good at turning Merck off after three hours or so each day.

In my mind I've given myself a "mental" raise. Much less stress with not really caring anymore. I think in a couple months when I reach my weight loss & fitness goal, I'm going to get another job or start a side business and devote much of my time to that.

Stay bent over Mother Merck while I put it to you. I'm doing this for all those you have screwed over and are currently messing with. Now shutup and hand me some more lube...
You are truely a Saint. Thank you, thank you from all of us Sir A'hole
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:02 PM
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Finally! A report from someone at Merck demonstrating TRUE PROGRESS! Well done! Keep us informed of your individual growth and accomplishments as you move forward.

From where I'm sitting, Merck should get down to about a 1000 or so reps before the bloodbath is over, so it really doesn't matter what you do. Even if you are ultimately discovered and fired, you'd still be better off anyhow. I'd focus on finding the perfect next job---at your leisure, of course---then quit a year or so from now.
Lilly just had bloodbath Friday 1200 reps corporate America!
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:11 PM
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OK, all you kool aid smack talkers.
It is April 15th, you promised my release from Merck.

WHERE IS THE 'ANNOUNCEMENT' ? of all the layoffs????

20/20 vaccine gal, I cant miss my free lunches, so yes I am out about 20 hours a week, just call me 'the dedicated one' I do like most of my nurse friends so I let Merck pay for our lunches.
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:42 AM
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OP here. No #15, not an idiot, just an honest rep that did their job well for years and years. Nothing wrong with that. It's so refreshing to know that no matter what I do in the near future or far, it won't really matter. Knowing that, I've gone into semi retirement so to speak but will be getting full pay while I'm doing it. Worked a total of 17 hours this week. Only two over my goal. Next week I'll have it down. Did lose two pounds working out at the gym though. Should be able to meet my 15 hour goal next week.
I can relate. I used to be a true blue Merck loyal rep. I pride myself working long hours. It does not matter these days. They want me to be a walking billboard and a robot. Any individualism is to be discouraged. Step 1 do this. Step 2 do this. Step 3 stand this way. Step 3 raise your voice, close the call. Step 4 re-affirm this "idiot" doc he has made the wisest choice in his entire life. Miss one step and you are incompetent.

Happy to hear about the weight loss. Remember Merck would not shed a tear if any of us die from a heart attack, or jump off a building due to a PIP.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:09 AM
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What an idiot...you can easily be replaced by a cheerleader type with a nice set of DD's cause at least she'll try to make a good days work! You really need to take a door greeters job a Walmart or collect the carts in the parking lot! Think of how sorry the managers were to even have hired you back in the day! But we need plenty of assholes so we can be diverse!
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:38 AM
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What an idiot...you can easily be replaced by a cheerleader type with a nice set of DD's cause at least she'll try to make a good days work! You really need to take a door greeters job a Walmart or collect the carts in the parking lot! Think of how sorry the managers were to even have hired you back in the day! But we need plenty of assholes so we can be diverse!
What a racist and/or sexist comment to say, "Merck need plenty of a**holes so we can be diverse." Do you really know all those hires were incompetent? That your own skin color automatically translate into intelligence as Einstein's? Or all female reps are hired for diversity reason? As a tenured rep I have seen some new reps were able to access offices that I could not. Some came up with ideas that I did not think about. Not all new people were hired for their looks only.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:46 AM
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What an idiot...you can easily be replaced by a cheerleader type with a nice set of DD's cause at least she'll try to make a good days work! You really need to take a door greeters job a Walmart or collect the carts in the parking lot! Think of how sorry the managers were to even have hired you back in the day! But we need plenty of assholes so we can be diverse!
Ummm, wouldn't it make more sense for the low-brow cheerleader types to be greeting at Walmart, or collecting carts? More on their intelligence level. You think someone like THAT would try to make a good days work? No, idiot. They're mostly concerned about what they look like, what time they're going shopping, what time for the gym, and what time for drinks later. NOT concerned about doing a great job at work. Come on. You are clearly young and not very bright. No wonder you've been hired into pharma. It's people like you they are hiring these days so they can mold your mushy little minds. It's true and you know it!
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:42 AM
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I'm so done with the Sh*#hole. I have seen the older reps, who used to be our "mentors" just a few years ago, being pushed out of this company for nothing other than they are making a good salary. I'm not quite 50 yet, but getting close, and I know if I last that long the same will happen to me. Despite what I do or how hard I work it won't be enough. So today I've decided that I'm done with them. I will no longer make the extra early call or late call. I will do a lunch here & there collect a few signatures. I figure this will take me three hours a day max. Which equates to 15 hours a week. I'm gonna work a max of 15 hours a week until 2015. This is my version of 15 by 15. From now on, I will have an 25 extra hours a week to work out, spend time with my spouse or double dip with an extra job (which would be good since we didn't get much of a raise the past couple years). You want 15 by 15? It's now time for me to give it to you my way. Bend over Merck............Who's in with me?
You might also slip on a banana peel or something and go for Worker's Comp.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:44 AM
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I'm so done with the Sh*#hole. I have seen the older reps, who used to be our "mentors" just a few years ago, being pushed out of this company for nothing other than they are making a good salary. I'm not quite 50 yet, but getting close, and I know if I last that long the same will happen to me. Despite what I do or how hard I work it won't be enough. So today I've decided that I'm done with them. I will no longer make the extra early call or late call. I will do a lunch here & there collect a few signatures. I figure this will take me three hours a day max. Which equates to 15 hours a week. I'm gonna work a max of 15 hours a week until 2015. This is my version of 15 by 15. From now on, I will have an 25 extra hours a week to work out, spend time with my spouse or double dip with an extra job (which would be good since we didn't get much of a raise the past couple years). You want 15 by 15? It's now time for me to give it to you my way. Bend over Merck............Who's in with me?
Just think. By doing so, you effectively increase your hourly salary. Less work at same pay = relative salary increase.
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:25 AM
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I'm so done with the Sh*#hole. I have seen the older reps, who used to be our "mentors" just a few years ago, being pushed out of this company for nothing other than they are making a good salary. I'm not quite 50 yet, but getting close, and I know if I last that long the same will happen to me. Despite what I do or how hard I work it won't be enough. So today I've decided that I'm done with them. I will no longer make the extra early call or late call. I will do a lunch here & there collect a few signatures. I figure this will take me three hours a day max. Which equates to 15 hours a week. I'm gonna work a max of 15 hours a week until 2015. This is my version of 15 by 15. From now on, I will have an 25 extra hours a week to work out, spend time with my spouse or double dip with an extra job (which would be good since we didn't get much of a raise the past couple years). You want 15 by 15? It's now time for me to give it to you my way. Bend over Merck............Who's in with me?
When will America wake to the fact that its government can pass all sorts of regulations that seem to make age discrimination and pushing people out the door - for no reason - illegal but those laws all come to nothing because America investigates and prosecutes nothing. Merck views you as a commodity to be adjusted and upsized and downsized at their whim. It does not make any difference to them (or your precious government) whether you have invested your personal effort into getting skilled or your personal cash into getting a university degree. Merck treats their capital assets with more tenderness simply because the law requires them to reflect a loss of value - a virtual penalty - when they write those assets off. But Wall Street actually celebrates when companies downsize their labor force simply because that asset reduction doesn't reflect a failed investment on the company's books - it only hits the fired employees' books. Until working professionals realize that protection from unfair and illegal labor practices does not come simply because they hold university degrees or are citizens of the US they will continue to be played for fools by their employers. What exactly do you think exempt employee means? It means that you are exempt from protection under most labor laws. These days it also seems to mean that you are exempt from common sense or thinking about doing anything other than writing futile notes on CafePharma.

Most people posting here are not slackers by nature. They are being turned into slackers simply because they are tired of the one-sided nature of their relationship with Merck. They would prefer to work their 45-50 hours/week and to live their lives fairly certain that they will not be treated unfairly or dumped unceremoniously. The US is headed to another generation of organizing labor. In this version, non-managerial professionals will be on the organized side of the equation. All the precedents for organizing labor that existed in the first half of the last century are in place, all that is missing is the for working professionals to drop their hubris causes them to consider themselves too good to organize. All the while they stay in this present labor dynamic they are on the losing end of both government protection and industry leverage. Perfect suckers if you will. Don't think for a minute that the capitalists that formed successful multinationals in their hometown and had loyalty to the same are running any of the major multinationals anymore. Those capitalists are dead and buried and their children have sold out. MNCs have been bought out by slick financial wizards that replace the loyalty equation that many of you bought into with other equations written with sharp pencils. Work gets moved overseas and flavor-of-the-month business plans cause massive job disruptions. The former are encouraged by generous tax breaks bought and paid for through contributions to political parties and the latter encouraged by trivial penalties for dropping employees.

It may take decades but the idea that a working professional (for example your children) will invest hundreds of thousands of dollars of their own money to be qualified for a job with a multinational that could and would boot them out on a whim will appear to be a pretty silly concept in hindsight. Government in the future must either tax corporations to subsidize that education or demand long-term contracts to offset that investment. Presently there is no reason for government to get involved because unemployed folks don't make contributions to political parties. And the current ever-increasing revenues of Merck in the face of their actually dismal performance is largely due to exactly this practice. Why would Merck change? Professional employees must turn off Fox News, smell the coffee, and get themselves organized around jobs and job security. Stop thinking that the current power players are ever going to change anything. What if all non-managerial professionals walked out for a day? What would the stock price do? Would your boss actually know how to get your job done? Could they spare the time to take their head out their own boss's butt to get it done?
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I'm so done with the Sh*#hole. I have seen the older reps, who used to be our "mentors" just a few years ago, being pushed out of this company for nothing other than they are making a good salary. I'm not quite 50 yet, but getting close, and I know if I last that long the same will happen to me. Despite what I do or how hard I work it won't be enough. So today I've decided that I'm done with them. I will no longer make the extra early call or late call. I will do a lunch here & there collect a few signatures. I figure this will take me three hours a day max. Which equates to 15 hours a week. I'm gonna work a max of 15 hours a week until 2015. This is my version of 15 by 15. From now on, I will have an 25 extra hours a week to work out, spend time with my spouse or double dip with an extra job (which would be good since we didn't get much of a raise the past couple years). You want 15 by 15? It's now time for me to give it to you my way. Bend over Merck............Who's in with me?
Then leave! THis place rocks
GO MERCK!!!
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:39 PM
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Then leave! THis place rocks
GO MERCK!!!
Why should I leave? The 15x15 Lifestyle Rocks & Merck sucks. Getting paid a six figure salary for working around 10 hours a week is a great gig. I'm gonna ride this horse until it dies.

Rockin the 15x15!

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Old 08-19-2012, 05:45 AM
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Why should I leave? The 15x15 Lifestyle Rocks & Merck sucks. Getting paid a six figure salary for working around 10 hours a week is a great gig. I'm gonna ride this horse until it dies.

Rockin the 15x15!

The 15x15 Guy
At some point, when this crazy ride is all over, you should consider authoring a book. There is more than enough material to pen several novels, and you might even go outside of Merck to get more stories.
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:55 AM
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At some point, when this crazy ride is all over, you should consider authoring a book. There is more than enough material to pen several novels, and you might even go outside of Merck to get more stories.
You wouldn't believe how many people have suggested that I write a book about my Merck experience. Unfortunately, legalities preclude this enticing act.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:19 PM
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I thought my 15 by 15 plan was cool...15 Juvisync Prescriptions By 2015. Do you think it's too ambitious?
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At some point, when this crazy ride is all over, you should consider authoring a book. There is more than enough material to pen several novels, and you might even go outside of Merck to get more stories.
OP here. I would love to write a book or even just sit at a hotel bar with all of you at the next meeting and swap stories over a few becerages. But, not wanting to blow my cover, I just can't do that. I know you all understand. I wish I could tell you all my secrets that make this just easier and puts less strain on my wallet by having Merck pay for stuff. I worked 90 minutes so far today and just got back from the gym to check VM for the final time. Take care!

Hop on the 15x15 train!

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OP here. I would love to write a book or even just sit at a hotel bar with all of you at the next meeting and swap stories over a few becerages. But, not wanting to blow my cover, I just can't do that. I know you all understand. I wish I could tell you all my secrets that make this just easier and puts less strain on my wallet by having Merck pay for stuff. I worked 90 minutes so far today and just got back from the gym to check VM for the final time. Take care!

Hop on the 15x15 train!

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good for you
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:33 AM
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I was pushed out a few years back. Pure B.S., but they needed to cut costs.

Now, I make more money, deal with quality people only and love my new life. Oh, and I make more money.

I'm afraid of nothing.

FU MERCK.
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It is embarassing to read what you larcenous asses write. No conscious is a discriptor of a crook and a devious personality - good for absolutely nothing.
Oh yawn....you really are becoming such a bore with your hating on the 15 x 15 guy and your ever present name calling. The 15 x 15 guy is an award winning rep, a realist, and a rebel champion against nonsense. He never said he doesn't work. He does indeed work, he works smartly and efficiently, and he gets the rep job done very well. You however, are upset that he doesn't get the job done under your terms, (8-5,M-F), and you want all reps to have a microchip implanted in their backside so that you can track their every move. This is unacceptable for any rep, or human being for that matter, and it is simply a desperate attempt by management to force today's current selling model into one that existed back in the late 1980's. It simply isn't logical, nor practical and as the 15 x 15 guy has demonstrated, it is not necessary to accomplish the mundane tasks of this job in today's real world. You won't listen to reality, and you refuse to adapt to an ever changing selling environment, therefore, I am afraid that you as a manager are rapidly doomed for extinction. Nowadays, offices are completely banning pharmaceutical managers from joining sales representative calls, they don't see the value in your tagging along, nor do they have the time or desire to speak to you. So I am afraid that you will be left standing out in the hallway, holding your limp you know what in your hand.
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"a rebel champion against nonesense." That's when I stopped reading. He shows up late goes home early and gets away with it. Well atta boy 15. Who cares? Half the sales force does the same thing. Merck will be around long after most of you are gone. Isn't life about doing the most with the opportunities that are presented to us? If you see it as your chance to do little and get paid alot then lets see how long it lasts. He's been posting for well over a year but I think merck will be around alot longer than him. Who cares what happens to him? Go away by Mon. 15 guy. You won't be missed. By anyone. Spare me the Guy Fawkes rebel nonsense.
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"a rebel champion against nonesense." That's when I stopped reading. He shows up late goes home early and gets away with it. Well atta boy 15. Who cares? Half the sales force does the same thing. Merck will be around long after most of you are gone. Isn't life about doing the most with the opportunities that are presented to us? If you see it as your chance to do little and get paid alot then lets see how long it lasts. He's been posting for well over a year but I think merck will be around alot longer than him. Who cares what happens to him? Go away by Mon. 15 guy. You won't be missed. By anyone. Spare me the Guy Fawkes rebel nonsense.
The ass is a futile attempt at showing some relevance - which he can't. Just a loser no more no less.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:10 PM
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:34 PM
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Don't forget when awarding the 15 x 15 awards-the equality of clustermates! One person in the cluster cannot be singled out for an award without the remaining members of the group grousing about their equal contribution to the success of the winner!

It is even more fun at the award ceremony "dinner" (which used to be a full on meal, but no more) where the back stabbing and sour grapes become even more entertaining due to the open bar concept.

This has always been one of the highlights of the year. Although, I liked it more when a full meal was part of the deal. Especially if it wasn't your year to be on stage.
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