A: Yes and no. They will give you a year or two. If your sales suck for two years in a row, you are skating on thin ice. If you are a veteran making good money (compared to the other reps) you will be held to a higher standard and you will likely be out on your ass if you do not have good numbers.
But don't worry so much my pharmaceutical brother. If you are smart and you work hard, your sales will be good (unless you inherit a very high quota or the insurance companies take your drug off their recommended list).
It's almost a guarantee - the harder you work, the better your sales will be. If your sales are weak, it's more likely that management will come to you and say "What's the problem here?, How can we help you be better at what you do?" Maybe you need more training, or your heart is not in the job.
You have to be a real schmuck to get fired. You can be fired for dishonesty such as embezzling company funds, falsifying reports, or violating company policies like playing golf when you are supposed to be working.
Most of the time people get fired for doing stupid things such as putting company gas into their boat or off-roader, taking competitor's pills out of the sample bins and throwing them in the trash, getting drunk at meetings, posting back stabbing comments on message boards, etc.
One idiot I knew got fired for telling his manager to go " F" herself.
Getting a DWI is also a very good way of getting canned. Cruising porn sites on your company computer is a slam dunk "you're fired" strategy.
Give your company an honest day's work for an honest day's pay, don't use your expense account as a way to supplement your income, treat your customers and associates with courtesy and respect and you will be in good shape.
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