Groupon Staff Feel the Heat

Groupon Inc. is facing a new hurdle: Strains on its sales force.

Such pressures are a boon to people like Mike Silagadze. The chief executive of education-software firm Top Hat Monocle Inc. said that over the past month, his Toronto start-up has received hundreds of résumés from Groupon sales representatives who may want to jump ship. Mr. Silagadze said he interviews a couple of such people each day.

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