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Hey managers, listen up for a second.

I'm going to keep this very fucking simple:


Your reps are not low-hanging fruit for you to sexually proposition and/or assault. In fact, they are your responsibility as your subordinates; you are here to help them make the right decisions both at work and, if you're good, in life as well.


The people who report to you are not your next opportunity to fuck someone in the office or at a work function. If you find yourself out at a team event where you are drinking, do yourself a favor and switch to water when you start thinking that such-and-such over there is cute. She's not being nice to you to fuck you, she's being nice because you're her boss. Don't be a fuck face--and if you think the opposite of what I just said, quit your job. Fuck face.


Anyways, happy Monday.

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funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
that's queen coups to u
but wat if she added me on linked in????
ragnarlothbrok
Politicker
+7
Key account manager
LoooolπŸ’€
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
I would direct you to the last line of my advice column.
funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
that's queen coups to u
Watch out honey, you're gonna start hurting some feelings again this week.
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CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
Thank you for your support. It's nice to be seen.
AlphaCharlie
Arsonist
+8
Account executive
The amount of sexual harassment stories in sales are heartbreaking. I still remember slapping an asshole you thought grabbing me was a good idea. Don't let this slide people go straight to HR, if that doesn't work your boss, high management, CEO. This has to stop!
WCK
Notorious Answer
+13
Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
PBC, I love it when you're feisty. You're also not fucking wrong. STOP BEING A FUCKFACE.
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
I would love to add some whitty response here but I'm not funny enough and I dont find much humor in this subject. Dudes just have to cut this shit out.Β 
FeedTheKids
Politicker
+3
Solutions Consultant
2x
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
Nuff said!Β 


Alcohol is not an excuse to have sex with anyone, if you can't control it, stop drinking. If you think a rep is cute, send them to a different manager or simply keep that to yourself and stay professional.
FlintIronstag
Notorious Answer
+8
Chief Marketing Officer
I love this. My only regret @poweredbycaffeineΒ is that I have but one upvote to give!
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
Best Ted Talk I've seen in a while...
UserNotFound
Politicker
+10
Mid Market Manager
Yes, yes, yes! I had a manager once ask me and the only other female rep for a threesome and try to nervous laugh his way out of it when we both looked at him with β€œwhat did you just say” faces. Fuck these people.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
So abhorrent.
Lenca
Politicker
+3
BDR
What if the rep is cute and smiled at my joke?Β 
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
They're just here so they don't get fired.
Lenca
Politicker
+3
BDR
So I'm not actually funny and should't make a move. Got it!
LegacySoftware
Opinionated
+4
Global Business Development
Entire industries are plagued by this shit. Imbalances in hiring females + general disrespect for the other person … over years and years makes it even harder to hire females in a role due to the inherent fear behind these β€œold school” verticals, and perceived bad-culture. So glad tides are turning and more people are turning to dignity, and respect β€” say it again PBC
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Build me a soapbox and boy-oh-boy I'll hop up on it.
youKNOW
Politicker
+7
Sales Manager
Word.
NoSuperhero
Politicker
+7
BDR
Yeah the the douchebaggery has gone on for way too long. Major cringe when witnessed. I remember helping friends out in VERY awkward situations with fellow bosses and some of who I'm embarassed to call friends still. SMH
SaaSam
Politicker
+8
Account Executive
Hell, even if she is interested and you know because she has said as much, it's never a good idea to get involved with a subordinate.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
100% pretty good policy to just avoid sexual relations with anyone that has a reporting relationship to you.
NorthernSalesGuru
Politicker
+5
Manager, Outbound Sales
The fact this needs to be said….
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
It's unfortunate, but if announce our intolerance, then hopefully a couple of scumebags won't be scumbags anymore.
NorthernSalesGuru
Politicker
+5
Manager, Outbound Sales
I feel for you. Here’s to hoping those scums will learn!
sales7
Politicker
+5
Sales Enablement Manager
THIS!
Do.it.for.the.checks
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
Well put
de
deathbysales
Politicker
+2
Strategic Accounts
Feels like there is a story here???Β 
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+13
King of the Coors Knights
There have been multiple posts in here over the last few weeks outlining harassment at work. Just go search the feed, you will find them.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Story: Lots of scumbags out in the world prey on their subordinates. There have been many posts, as @BigMeechΒ has pointed out that detail people's "friends" describing their predatory behavior...and enough is enough.
SaaSyBee
Politicker
+5
Sales Content Writer
This is terrifying. Is this rampant or something? Grateful it's never happened to me. Never have I ever been so grateful not to be hot.
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