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Dickhead in sales ops

This guy at the workplace just recently promoted himself to sales ops manager and he keeps trying to flex on us while also complaininng about all the work he has to do. He literally gets off on us by being miserable about his fake ass responsibilities.


How do I get this guy to shut up without triggering a response from HR? He has a pony tail.

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CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
Well, it sounds like some scissors may do the trick… how did he promote himself?
SandwichMan
Catalyst
+7
BDR Team Lead
He went up to the Director of Sales Ops and basicallyΒ demanded it. Scissors though - what a great idea, thanks BigMeech!!
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
If he gets off on it the best thing you can do is be positive. Kill em with kindness and they'll go crazy if they feed off negativity
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
Have u considered murder?
WCK
Notorious Answer
+11
Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
Seems reasonable imo
Macdaddy
Arsonist
+7
Team Lead
Seldom do our thoughts align, but I'm with you on this one @funcouponsΒ 
SandwichMan
Catalyst
+7
BDR Team Lead
This is always in play
RampagingDog
Politicker
+5
Recruitment Consultant
Dealing a death is definitely a winning idea.Β Β 
inboundsalesrep
Politicker
+7
SDR
What is he supposed to be doing? Sounds like the guys a real dick. I would just unplug his computer and he if he figures it out
User1234567
Politicker
+5
User1234567
Flex back but harder
uncorpse
Politicker
+5
Sales Development
Ignore and focus on your personal KPIs, he will deal with himself when stuff starts to pile up.Β 
JC10X
Politicker
+8
Senior Sales Manager
ignore and focus
eds
Opinionated
+3
Salesy
work in a way that turns him into a blocking point lolΒ 



jokes aside, ignore the dude, don't get distracted by the noise, go after what's yours, focus on your own path and growth.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Is it an official promotion? If not then don't acknowledge it.
SandwichMan
Catalyst
+7
BDR Team Lead
It is unfortunately. But I might just not acknowledge it anyway
Gyro25
Politicker
+6
BDR - Enterprise and Partnerships
Pee on him, establish dominance.... I mean, yeah maybe go to HR..lol
softwaresails
Politicker
+4
Sales Manager
Lol this one always works.Β 
youKNOW
Politicker
+7
Sales Manager
How does one promote themselves to sales ops manager? If he can promote himself to a management position, it sounds like turnabout is fair play. Promote yourself to SUPREME LEADER and sh*tcan him.
Hotlead
Politicker
+7
Producer
Grow bigger busher pigtails and fight to the death
ChitownHustla
Channel Sales Manager
You sure he’s not in marketing? Sounds like he sucks
SalesSage
Valued Contributor
+5
National Account Manager
With enough rope he will hang himself.Β  Ignore is hard but sounds like the best way forward.Β  If that fails maybe some Veet disguised as hair mouse or something.Β Β 
TheGreenSide
Opinionated
+3
Enterprise AE
Sounds like every question, issue, or menial task you have needs to be raised with him moving forward.
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
I never even thought about promoting myself lol. Maybe I’ll try it next month and see what happensΒ 
alecabral
Arsonist
+8
Director - Digital Sales Transformation
Not sure why a Director would just accept someone coming in and demanding a promotion. That being said, I'd just have a 100% HR compliant conversation with the guy. Maybe even get your HR person to be there, or his boss and explain that he is making you uncomfortable for XYZ. You can basically turn this around on him.Β 
bassinshaps
Catalyst
+5
Territory Sales Manager
This dude sounds like a greaseball. Try and get a used car dealership to hire him. He’ll fit right in.
RampagingDog
Politicker
+5
Recruitment Consultant
Stir your coffee with a pocket knife (preferably at least a 6inch blade, size DOES matter) and a thousand yard stare.Β  Don't dry it after....just lick the blade and wipe it off on your leg after.Β  Glare through his soul every time he speaks.Β  That combo should definitely work.Β  Β 
Feds_Watchin
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
He’s still just a very tall midget. Remember that. His function is to serve you. He is a servant. Nothing more. Nothing less.
st
stan
Good Citizen
+1
Account Executive
if it was 2015... I'd say endorse him for random shit skills on LinkedIn like (like flexing), remove it, and deny you did it if he asks why he sees a notification but nothing shows up.Β  a bit of mental warfare.

if it was now.. ignore the dude, he'll get his.. or do the above if its still even possible on LI
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