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Does anyone else feel like they’re working with idiots?

Several big projects are consistently being held up because we have to proverbially walk someone through on how to open a goddamn PDF. HOW ARE THESE PEOPLE IN CHARGE 




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InQ5WeTrust
Arsonist
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Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
So I see your company has a marketing department. 
fuzzy
Notable Contributor
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CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
Bro. DEAD ON WHO IM TALKING ABOUT
InQ5WeTrust
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Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
If you work in sales, you know. 
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Incognito
WR Officer
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Master of Disaster
☠️
Diablo
Politicker
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AE
What a guess 😄
Flippinghubs
Opinionated
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Account Executive
this sent me 
LordBusiness
Politicker
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Chief Revenue Officer
It only gets worse over time, when "leaders" ego's are so gigantic that they have zero self awareness to their MASSIVE blind spots.  To which everyone in the company has to make up for. PAINFUL. 
fuzzy
Notable Contributor
+21
CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
💯 feels like tires stuck in mud.
UrAssIsSaaS
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SaaS Eater
Sounds about right. I had someone on my team today (who has been with our company for 4 years) ask how to draft a basic PO without any changes or customization. A task I know they have done 100 times before. 
InQ5WeTrust
Arsonist
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Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
In all seriousness, one of my last bosses also struggled with opening PDF's... or not offending clients. 

He was ex-Gartner, clearly they hire the best of the best. 
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
I feel that I am managing my manager nearly daily. It never goes away, no matter how "competent" your leadership team is.
MCP
Valued Contributor
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Sales Director
Bruh. I sent a link to a Teams video meeting in an Outlook invitation. Most didn’t show up and created their own meeting. It took 20 minutes to get everyone into the meeting. I said where’s everyone at? I sent the link to the meeting in the invite. People were like I don’t see it. I said did you open the invitation? Oh…yeah, there it is.
Jbeans
Praised Answer
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Director of Sales
This made me lololol. Soo funny. 
MCP
Valued Contributor
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Sales Director
I wouldn’t have minded but this was 3 weeks in a row! On the 3rd week I had had enough and asked to see the invite because no way I didn’t put the link in, which they all claimed I hadn’t. Once I showed them how to access the invite, that’s when I realized nobody knew how to use Outlook (or any piece of tech for that matter outside of Teams). That’s kind of a big piece of tech to not know how to use. I tried training people but to no avail. I actually got fired from this place due to a lack of cultural fit. If by taking my role seriously when others clearly didn’t, then yeah, not a fit. Based on this experience, I think they fired the wrong person.
Mobi85
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Regional Sales Manager
EVERY SINGLE DAY!!! You have caught me on a day that I want to just drive my head through a wall due to absolute ineptness at their jobs
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
I made the mistake of being on a Teams call yesterday, aggravated AF, when I said, "Do you ever feel like this job makes you dumber?" 

I wasn't wrong, but shouldn't have lost my cool like that. 
CaneWolf
Politicker
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Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Yep, everyone has these people.
FamilyTruckster
Politicker
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Exec Director, Major Accounts
Technology inept team assemble! 

…oh wait. 
SaaSsy
Politicker
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Sales Executive
I constantly feel this!
sugardaddy
Politicker
+10
Head Of Sales
I don't feel I work with idiots. I work with idiots. It's a huge diffrent. SAAAVAGE! 
techsales
Valued Contributor
+4
Enterprise Account Executive
Sounds like your coworkers need some sessions with Dr. Rick:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTs6UY1G9wM
BlueJays2591
Politicker
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Business Development Manager
I wonder if the idiots know that they're idiots... I feel like it would be unprofessional to not tell them.
AutoSmiler
Arsonist
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SDR
every damn day
cw95
Politicker
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Sales Development Lead
I every day question myself to why certain people still get paid to do their job - it really grinds me when in meetings they suggest how to do things...well if it worked you wouldn't be constantly moaning about not bringing anything in. 
NoSuperhero
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BDR
THIS WAS MY LIFE TODAY.

My new sales manager held his second team meeting with the highest performing team in the company for the past 4 months, hate to toot our horn but facts are facts, and he dared to say we are freestyling too much in our calls and need a script to structure it...

I felt I was talking to a team leader of the customer service department in a call center.

I can't get over it sorry if I'm projecting a "little" but I had to stand our ground today and I'm still a little fired up.

Freestyling...SMH
fuzzy
Notable Contributor
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CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
Fight. Back. Do not let knuckleheads try to fix what isn’t broken.
NoSuperhero
Politicker
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BDR
I know right!
Beans
Politicker
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Account Executive
I at times am the idiot.

You never want to be the smartest person on your team/in the room. 
ThatsWhatSheSaid
Valued Contributor
+5
Intergalactic Sales Director
Hold my beer: Our new marketing content writer asked me how to do bullets in Word last week. 
pi
pizzasavage
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Account Executive, Partner/Client Success
on the daily.... now more than everrrrr
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