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Can I rant for a moment?

I have no where else to anonymously rant so here it is. Just got to get it off my chest.


I left my previous company at the end of the year and started a new job 3 weeks ago. Better pay, better widgets, and all that. I posted about the lesson learned on quitting on the first of a month rather than the last day of a month. I thought that was it.


I left them trying to NOT burn a bridge - phone call to the CRO to give the obligatory 2 weeks notice, offers to do account intros, etc. I'm a nice guy and wanted to part ways amicably. And overall the previous company was good to me. No reason not to, right?


Apparently, because I had accessed the company's database in the days prior to leaving and had taken some screen shots (of what, they didn't say) they decided to end my employment on the day I called to give notice. They didn't bother asking why I had done those thing -> the DB access was to support a partner deal and the screen shots were of the company's benefits presentation.


Fast forward to today - Just got off the phone with my new company's lawyer and the head of HR (the 2 groups most sales people try to avoid at all cost!). Apparently my old company sent them a legal letter/nastygram about "conflicts of interest", non-competes, non-solicits, sharing sensitive information, client stealing, yada yada... So 3 weeks into my new job I have to deal with this excrement.


Luckily, while the 2 companies are industry adjacent (we both sell to utilities and gov't), there is very little product & client crossover. Also the prospect/client criteria is different - the client size ceiling at the previous company and the floor at this company are worlds apart.


Also, trying to enforce a non-compete is my state will more than likely get you slapped down hard. Very hard, if not impossible, to enforce.


I'm pissed. Luckily the new company is on my side. The lawyer was cool with my explanation and HR has said it starts and ends here, and that she has dealt with much worse.


Its embarrassing too. Great way to kick off a new gig eh. Hopefully that's the end of it.


Thanks for letting me rant.

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paddy
WR Officer
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Director of Business Development
Your last company seems a bit insecure. Did you ask them what happened to their penises?
BmajoR
Arsonist
9
Account Executive
Sounds like you got reaffirmation about making the right move! Sorry you had to deal with that in the first place.ย 
Sunbunny31
Politicker
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Sr Sales Executive
That's cold sweat time for sure.ย  ย 

Glad your new company has your back.ย  ย Hopefully the partner will support you as well, if it's needed.
RealPatrickBateman
Politicker
8
๐Ÿ”ชAmateur Butcher๐Ÿ”ช
See man....this is why I have trust issues. People just SUCK. No way around it. People will smile in your face everyday for years only to turn against you on a dime when they feel slighted. In the words of a great poet @Notmyrealnameย FUCK EM ๐ŸคŒ๐Ÿป
Notmyrealname
Politicker
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SDR
We've all been there. Hand in your notice... Fully intend to work it out to the last minute for the sake of the relationships you've built... Day 1: hr meeting about your attitude and they could still fire you even though you intend to leave... Day 1 part 2: your last day ๐Ÿ‘‹
braintank
Politicker
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Enterprise Account Executive
Sorry you have to deal with this BS, but happy to hear your new company has your back! Try not to let it distract you and just keep grinding!ย 
Jewcan_Sam81
Politicker
4
Account Executive
Pretty delicious rant, and that's suuuper messed up. Honestly, that speaks more about how lame your old company is than about you as a new employee. But i totally feel you on how embarrassing that is, rough stuff my friend
Justatitle
Politicker
3
Mid Market AE
Sounds like you left a disaster. Or averted one
bandabanda
Tycoon
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Senior AE
Glad thereโ€™s a place for you to rant. That sucks. Sounds like a baller new company though.
Put that trash behind you, your mental well-being doesnโ€™t have time for that. Hope you crush it at the new gig
Pachacuti
Politicker
1
They call me Daddy, Sales Daddy
Thanks.ย  I left things with HR telling her my goal is for the CEO to write me a $1m check....she laughed and asked to be there when he did.
sir
Good Citizen
2
SDR
Wait how did they find out about the screenshots?
Pachacuti
Politicker
3
They call me Daddy, Sales Daddy
IT knows somehow. Dunno. Scary if you think about it.
sir
Good Citizen
3
SDR
Holy shit now Iโ€™m totally going to be even more careful with what I do on my companyโ€™s computer
jefe
Politicker
3
Head of Sales
That's some SERIOUS monitoring.

Wonder if it's legal without a ton of CYA in the employment paperwork...
DataSlangah
Politicker
2
SAE
That sucks the D.ย  The scarier part is how did they know you took screenshots?ย  Most of the screenshots I take are of memes I send to my friends.ย  I hope they can see those . . . GULP.
Notmyrealname
Politicker
1
SDR
Fuck em
Pachacuti
Politicker
1
They call me Daddy, Sales Daddy
my thought exactly, thanks for putting it so eloquently!ย 
DungeonsNDemos
Big Shot
1
Dialing for Initiative
Just another reason to be glad you left!!
CRAG112
Good Citizen
1
Account Executive
People in these positions be cock-suckers. Send a package to the CRO with a centimeter measurement stick along with a card. Don't forget to not use your from address.ย 

As he opens the card, he will read the following:

May you quickly find your penis using the metric system.ย 
amyhyoung
Politicker
1
VP Operations
Rant away my friend, sorry to hear you have to deal with that mess when you thought you left that behind. But good to know your new company has your back! That means you made the right decisions
PresidentSkroob
Opinionated
1
CSM
That is super shifty and shady of your previous company. I hope it smooths over a d mad props to your new spot for having your back
Corpslovechild
Politicker
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Inbound Sales Manager
Let them sue you. Any judge will laugh at your old company. Just make sure you post the video of the judge laughing at your old company and make sure everyone knows about it on social media. That will teach them.ย