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Burn the house down?

Sup Savages,


As I've mentioned tomorrow is my last day in my current role before I take a few weeks off and start something new. I find myself in a moral quandary and would love to understand how you all have handled in the past.


Do I say fuck it and burn everything down before I leave, or leave it better than I found it?


How have y'all left in the past?

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WCK
Notorious Answer
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Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
You know where I stand on this
Right behind you with an empty gas can and a Zippo
Shall we?
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
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SaaS Eater
Whose car we gonna take?Β 
WCK
Notorious Answer
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Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
@paddyΒ has that covered
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Flippinghubs
Opinionated
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Account Executive
ill bring the gasolineΒ 
InQ5WeTrust
Arsonist
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Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
Go for a curry tonight and then take a big old dookie on his car.Β 

too much? A senior actually did this as a leaving prank to my old principal... ah teenagers they scare the living shit out of me.Β 
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
Sometimes its the simplest plans that have the greatest impact
ColdCallFartBoy
Celebrated Contributor
+9
Business Development Representative
"fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, you're cool, and fuck you. im out"
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
well played
GrizzleMcThornBody
Arsonist
+12
EVP - RevOps
I love you. Don't light your path home with the bridges you've burnt along the way.

Have fun, accomplish nothing, distract others, but be pettyΒ malicious. You're the only one leaving, don't harm others who are still trying to earn a check there.
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
Nothing wrong with a little petty malice
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
I always like to leave things as good as possible, you never know what can happen, a door might open in a future.Β 
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
Ya but whats the fun in that?
InQ5WeTrust
Arsonist
+9
Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
You gotta ask yourself, would you rather live as a bitch or die as a legend?Β 
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Beans
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
I've left on bad terms and I'm petty af, but I always tried to take the high road.

Success is the best revenge, right?Β 
FamilyTruckster
Politicker
+9
Exec Director, Major Accounts
Glue some quarters to the ground.Β 
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
If I worked in the office I would love to, whats the remote version of this?Β 

Subscribing to a bunch of ridiculous shit with my work email so my boss has to deal with a blown up inbox and unsubscribing from everything?Β 
FamilyTruckster
Politicker
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Exec Director, Major Accounts
Only issue is that only impacts a single person.Β id sign up a couple internal distribution lists.

or, create a handful of BS leads in your CRM with follow up dates in the next few months. Assign them to people randomly.Β 
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CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
Send glitter mail to their homes.
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
You got a plug for me?Β 
mitts2
Politicker
+8
Account Executive
leave a bad review ;)
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
Well fucking played
Fo
FormerStartupJobHopper
Big Shot
+7
AE
What exactly would you do?

The one time I quit I wasn't there long. I was an idiot and went from SDR at an okay company to AE at a shitty one after like 4 months. I asked my boss for 5 minutes and he definitely knew. He wasn't happy but took it well. I offered a 2 week notice but he said nah you can be done Friday, lol

When HR asked for feedback, I did tell the lady very politely that having daily 4 pm meetings where leadership just says "we need more revenue" every time isn't constructive. We know, guys
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
This post was entirely sarcastic knowing the creative minds in this group and how they would burn the house down upon departure.Β 

In reality I'm just gonna sign off tomorrow for my last time, say my goodbyes and move on.Β 
DungeonsNDemos
Politicker
+10
Rolling for Initiative
Was the leader's name Dutch Van Der Linde?
DungeonsNDemos
Politicker
+10
Rolling for Initiative
Well, depends if you like the people you will be leaving. My last role was at a company I disliked but with some people around me who I didn't want to fuck over.
So I left after neatly organizing my ops that the next person could take over. Besides that I sat around the last week doing nothing and preparing for my next role.
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
Ya I actually dont have much negative to say about where I am leaving aside from their embarrassingly low pay. I'm currently contributing to 2022 planning by reading the war room.Β Β 
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Whatever you do, don't come on here posting 3 posts per day about how much you hated your boss and wish you could change the way the CEO saw him.
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
Ded. But his views on revenue per head are just so off putting.Β 
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
Depends. Β Are you a man or a child?
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
This is a question I ask myself far too often.
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
No, it's fun but causes problems later. Think of it as the ramifications of stealing a FedEx truck. It might be a ton of fun but you're probably gonna have a lot of later pain to deal with.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
Worth it.

Not that I've stolen a FedEx truck or anything...πŸ‘€
Diablo
Politicker
+7
AE
Leaving everything on a good note is always going to be helpful. You never know if you need any help from them in the future. If you say Fuck it, you might have to hear Fuck off but you do what you think is best for you 😬
cw95
Politicker
+6
Sales Development Lead
Moral compass says leave it in a good state, then again it depends what you think of the company!
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
Im way to soft to actually burn anything down. Ill be leaving on good terms hahaΒ 
LordBusiness
Politicker
+8
Chief Revenue Officer
karma always catches up, and the sales gods are always watching.Β 
Justatitle
Politicker
+11
Mid Market AE
I always, always recommend not burning bridges event if you have been wronged. you truly never know when you will need a reference or who back channel knows who.Β 
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