It’s been a while since I had to go through something like this, but it definitely sucked:
The company lost a significant customer that comprised 90% of my territory. I guess after 2 years of negotiations the customer determined we were just too hard to work with (the negotiations predated my hire by more than 16 months) and found another supplier. The company decided there was no need for me if there was no business. Losing 16 million in sales is never a good thing, even if I take no responsibility. Negotiations were being done well above my pay grade and the company did not heed my advise to compromise.
I am again in the market for a job. The margin for error is low this time. I need something quick, fast, right now. At my ridiculously high previous salary.
Realistically, though, it’s difficult to address all these needs with a single job offer. And this is no secret:
But yeah, I will take anything in the short term.
After my untimely departure back in the 1980s, I was working again in the 1990s — for about half as much as before.