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FAVORITISM: How many of you have managers or sales ops that show an insane amount of favoritism? 😂🙃

Anybody else feel like the loner on your sales team? For context, there’s 7 of us on the sales team. 5 reps live in Cali & worked in office together before COVID. And then 1 rep lives in Texas, which is where all the VP’s live. And then there’s me who’s in Utah.


Me & my guy down in Texas started together & are the newest guys. We always joke that we’re not part of the Cali-Click. We’ve seen sales reps quadruple their numbers in less then a month. And it’s 1000% because they were given accounts. We can see all of it in Salesforce. Me & him are legit the only ones who actually do the work & have to completely prospect and close deals on our own. I don’t care that they were given them. It’s just hilarious when management talks about prospecting and getting new business, because there’s only 2 of us who actually do it. LOL Or when they tell us that we could be at their level if we work harder and close more. 😂 I just wanna know if anybody else deals with that too? 😝

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CuriousFox
Arsonist
+10
Senior Account Executive
Oh honey no this is not okay.
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
😂
Tanmocha_
Contributor
+2
Senior Account Executive
😂😂😂 
Adslanger1
Opinionated
+3
Senior Account Executive
🤣
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
This is pretty messed up. Time to leave for sure (if you're not hitting your number that is) 
softwarebro
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
I give accounts to the person that I think will close it. That being said if you are just as good as everyone else on your team this is not okay. 
Tanmocha_
Contributor
+2
Senior Account Executive
Which is totally understandable. I don’t want to sound cocky, but I am damn good at my job. And I work harder then anybody else. 
Stringer
Arsonist
+7
SDR
Utah's the shit though. Lots of job openings and opportunities, because it sounds like you should leave. 
Tanmocha_
Contributor
+2
Senior Account Executive
Utah definitely has a great job market for sales. 🔥
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Definitely not okay! 🙊
BigCheese
Politicker
+6
Agency Recruiter
That's extremely problematic and frustrating.

My office is very small (7 of us), and three of us sit at 1 pod with the other 4 are at another, including my manager. We're somewhat separated by our kitchen/break room so there's not clear across-the-room communication. As my manager gets exclusive leads (both candidates and/or positions), he'll often just say it out loud to his pod before sending it in an email to the office. Sometimes he'll get sidetracked, understandably, and won't email the leads for awhile after already telling his pod. Often times we're left slightly farther behind simply because of the layout of our office. Small issue, but an annoyance nonetheless. I also think there's some favoritism involved but not anywhere near the extent of your situation.
Tanmocha_
Contributor
+2
Senior Account Executive
Oh man, that sounds rough though too. I have a hard time holding my tongue or controlling my facial expressions when I’m annoyed Lol 😂 so I wouldn’t work well in that. 


It’s definitely annoying that’s for sure. It’s sucks because I lost 20 of my most profitable accounts this month, at no fault of my own. I’m in the Vape/smoke industry and it’s heavily regulated. And my accounts are now states that have flavor bans. I’ve been here 8 months and worked my ass off to build my book up. And we have a draw of $20k profit before we commission out. So it’s a bummer that instead of helping me out with even just ONE account. But I just get told to prospect more LOL 😂 but ehh, is all good. Back to the grind 🙏🏽
LordBusiness
Politicker
+7
Chief Revenue Officer
As long as there are humans running sales teams this is going to be part of the game. Unfortunate as it may be. Just focus on your game, and you’ll end up aight. 
Tanmocha_
Contributor
+2
Senior Account Executive
Oh for sure. It’s happened every place that I’ve worked. But I’ve never been on a team with people who think they’re God’s gift to sales. When it’s so blatantly obvious that they were given the accounts. 😂 but I’m a hard worker and don’t mind the grind. I’ve built my entire book all on my own. But I think it’s hilarious how arrogant and cocky some of these people are. 😂 I’m not even that mad about it 🙂
LordBusiness
Politicker
+7
Chief Revenue Officer
Most folks who are getting shit handed to them are blind to it, either because they don't want to see it -- or because they can't get past their own ego.  Eventually these folks report into an actual leader, who will expect them to do actual work - and it usually cuts them like a buzzsaw. 
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
There’s always a certain degree of favoritism. I think it’s a natural and human reaction that leadership needs to make a conscious effort to avoid committing.

Easier said than done which is why I think it all boils down to the degree with which favoritism regularly occurs.

Your situation @tanmocha_ sounds like BS. Such a blatant double standard.
Tanmocha_
Contributor
+2
Senior Account Executive
Oh of course! I agree with that for sure. I actually never cared until I lost half my book of business due to new laws & regulations. Now I’m wishing they’d
throw me a bone. 😅 just to help keep me afloat while I rebuild. I exceeded last months sales quota 


 y $20k and have hit quota every month for the last 8 months. So I feel like I’ve earned my place. She says she bases it off of performance and seniority, which makes no sense. I’m the newest rep, the rest of the team had been there for 1+Years. LOL 
Incognito
Politicker
+8
Master of Disaster
FUCK

YES
sfdc
Valued Contributor
+5
Senior BDM, Enterprise
Just perform better and your manager will like you. 
Robot
Catalyst
+5
Regional Sales Manager
I had that for another place I worked except it was the office manager... The fucking office manager taking all the accounts. CEO did nothing but congratulate her and then told us to hit our numbers. Keep your options open and keep working hard, if you get tired of it then go somewhere else. 
Tanmocha_
Contributor
+2
Senior Account Executive
Ugh that’s awful! 😅 people are fucking selfish man.  But totally agree. I’ve never been afraid to quit a job and get a new one, I know I could find a new one if I need to. But I love my industry & I’m damn good at it. I might not be the top, but it’s hard to compete against order takers LOL 😝 my petty ass doesn’t want to quit because I don’t want and anybody else to get my accounts lmfao 🤣 
mslarue72
Old School Bravo
Sales Consultant
We had a guy on our sales floor who was straight up doing and selling drugs but hit or exceeded his quota all the time. Managers knew about drug activity but did nothing. It wasn't until he was caught in the parking lot doing a deal by cops that he was let go. It was such bullshit and so toxic to the floor.  Look for another job. 
Tanmocha_
Contributor
+2
Senior Account Executive
No way!! That’s insane!! I keep thinking about leaving. But part of me doesn’t want my accounts going to someone else 😂 I landed another huge account this month. That I worked super hard on. And if makes me fuming mad thinking someone else would benefit from my hard work LOL I know that’s petty AF lol 
Chep
Arsonist
+9
Business Development Team Lead
That sucks you have to experience this, but sounds like great ammunition for when you get an interview somewhere else. "Yea I was one of two reps out of 7 that actually generated business with cold outreach"
BCD
Politicker
+6
BDR
Favoritism was the only way to get promoted at my last company, had to be bffs with the manager and you were set, not bffs? kiss a promotion goodbye. bffs, hit 20% goal, promotion baby! the WORST 
saygrace
Valued Contributor
+5
Sales Executive
Definitely been there
CynicalOpportunist
Account Director
I was at an org where the President of sales brought on his 23yo son out of college (urban planning).  Myself and one other were tasked with ramping him up.  Turned out to be just as big of a snake as the old man.  WTF you gonna do?
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