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Badmouthing on team calls

I'm currently on paternity leave and haven't even been gone a week yet. My boss got on our team call today and apparently went on a rampage and accused me of "running away from my job" and that "I was unprofessional" several colleagues confirmed this. I really want to go to HR about this because this isn't the first time something like this had happened. Thoughts? Advice?
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UrAssIsSaaS
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SaaS Eater
Jesus. Ya id go to HR, ring em dry for pat leave and find a new job before going back. Sounds like a real piece of shit to work for.Β 
Novaredneck
Valued Contributor
+3
IoT Sales Specialist
He’s terrible. I have a whole file but just haven’t used it. Think this is the last straw
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
I mean if you have a whole file with facts to back this stuff up its a no brainer.
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jefe
Politicker
+8
Sales Director
Exactly this.

My God..
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
You are going to need proof.Β 
Novaredneck
Valued Contributor
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IoT Sales Specialist
I have texts from my colleagues
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Yup, this is one where HR actually has to be helpful.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Go to HR, Pass Go, Collect All the Dollars.
FamilyTruckster
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Exec Director, Major Accounts
Definitely go to HR. Hopefully one of your colleagues will corroborate. Fuck that asshole and congrats on the new munchkin!! Β 
Novaredneck
Valued Contributor
+3
IoT Sales Specialist
I Doubt it, everyone is too scared of him and losing their job. Maybe if they realize he’ll face the music they’ll help out Thanks exciting stuff!
WomenWantMeFishFearMe
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SDR LXIX
Fuck em
SaaSguy
Big Shot
+9
Account Executive
lol
TheOverTaker
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+9
Account Executive
his/her ass is grass. Also...like....what did they think was gonna happen? if you are even semi well-liked...word is gonna get back to you that they were trashing you.Β 


LandandExpand
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AE
Texts/Emails are gold in this scenario. Especially from multiple sources. Good luck, take them for everything the can give, and find a better job.Β 
Novaredneck
Valued Contributor
+3
IoT Sales Specialist
I have texts from colleagues saying this
Diablo
Politicker
+7
AE
I fail to understand how such people exist on earth. Pray you get out of it soon.
Justatitle
Politicker
+11
Mid Market AE
Straight to HR and quickly. Your boss has now created a dynamic where you can’t work for them because you are going to feel like you’re stepping on eggshells and he called you soft. Leverage is a beautiful thing.Β 
goose
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Sales Executive
Can’t understand how this is even a question. Unless you work for some 1950’s ad agency it sounds like a pretty clear cut scenario.
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Holy shit, what an asshole.
dwightyouignorantsale
Politicker
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Manager, Sales
wow that’s bad. hopefully HR actually does something about this. Texts will help to show proof if it’s from multiple people. Probably a long shot, but maybe someone recorded the call?
jefe
Politicker
+8
Sales Director
Congrats on the baby and sorry for the shite boss.

Do what you need to do.
Mobi85
Politicker
+5
Regional Sales Manager
Report them and like everyone else said, have the proof to back it up and take him/her to the cleaners.Β 
Bo
Boudreaux
Politicker
+2
Regional Sales Executive
Sounds like he is already on the radar and probably a PIP as well. I would ride it out, you will probably still be there when he isn't.Β 
Sunbunny31
Politicker
+5
Sales Executive
Congratulations on your new family member.Β  I'm sorry that you have this facing you, when you should be working for a company and a manager who value your contributions and respect your time off for such a valid reason.Β  I'm shocked that this is even happening, and that he thinks this is an acceptable way to talk about an employee he manages in front of others.Β  Β HR, with proof.
cw95
Politicker
+6
Sales Development Lead
Tell your boss it isn’t your fault he has no one to reproduce with.
Novaredneck
Valued Contributor
+3
IoT Sales Specialist
Lol accurate.
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WallStreetCasino
Valued Contributor
+2
Regional Sales Manager level 87
It’s all hearsay without a recording.
emerge.life
Contributor
+2
Field Sales Development Executive
I would ignore HR and speak to a lawyer instead
FromaBlankPerspective
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District Manager
Yes, absolutely go to HR... but also start looking in the instance that things don't play out well.Β 
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MacWar
Opinionated
+3
Account Executive, Commercial
Hopefully your org doesn’t take that kind of stuff lightly and he gets reprimanded/let go. Def go to HR, no one should have to put up with that sort of toxicity.
Novaredneck
Valued Contributor
+3
IoT Sales Specialist
Thanks all for the advice. I did talk to HR and they talked to him and nothing happened. This place is a disaster and I plan on leaving as soon as my leave is up. It’s unbelievable.
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FinanceEngineer
Opinionated
+3
Channel Sales Director
Does your boss make sure you get paid? Does he find ways for you to increase comp or volume? If yes, then forget it. Just know that it's mostly a show to get people to not take time off.

However, if he is an ass and just gets in everyone's way, then come up with a plan and try to get him out of the way/take over when you are back.
CharmingSalesGal
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+8
Account Executive
This is something that happens OFTEN and is NOT OKAY. My boss has done this and had to be set straight, now is very cognizant of what he says regarding people's personal lives- as a boss SHOULD be.

It's up to you if you think you'll be able to confront them yourself or if you need to get HR involved.
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