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Horror Stories on Worst Managers You've Had?

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CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Manager threatened to fire me if I didn’t close more deals when i was top of the leaderboard in my team.

I quit a couple of weeks afterwards once I found a new gig.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

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sales7
Politicker
+5
Sales Enablement Manager
I had the same situation, found out my director said I'd be gone if I didn't close more (after 2 years of consistent high performance) in a management meeting, was told straight after by a colleague what had been said.

Signed a new contract 8 days later with a new company.

Don't mess around kids.
Sales4what
Opinionated
+4
Co-Founder & VP Sales @ PLURiTy
Hahah! This i actually love, I find it so common that managers are extra hard on top performersΒ 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Either out of motivation or jealousy/fear you are coming for their job πŸ’…
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Sales4what
Opinionated
+4
Co-Founder & VP Sales @ PLURiTy
Hah! Man I have a good one here.

The year was 2017, I just got promoted to a national sales manager, and reported directly to the CEO. She purged the whole fucking office except me and made me restaff, create onboarding documents, and set up an office over in LA to compliment our NY HQ.Β 

This was in January. Fast forward to June, Im sitting steady running to US and EMEA market for a total gain of 47% over from last year, SHE PURGES THE OFFICE A SECOND TIME! Saying my team was not good enough, nor was she hitting the growth she expected. Only this time she was a total B**** about it. My days got longer, and this time she took over the hiring. In an attempt to run things her way, which is fine she was the ceo.Β 

But it doesnt stop there. She hired this one guy as a VP, he was 21, 0 years in sales or operations, literally fresh out of college and the most stuck up SOB you can imagine. Me, naturally feeling pissed off and stepped on, decided to speak up, I was told it doesnt concern ne,

A litte more background- after the second ourge I was alone handling all operations and financials. This man coordinates an inventory transfer, looses over 125k units, because he has 0 experience, just a fancy degree. Costs the company to almost go belly up, I somehow managed to get us to break even with our A/R and revoking credit terms from key accounts.....


All this, and guess who got blamed? This guy!
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Insane. Lots of crazies at the top blinded by their own ego, it seems.
Sales4what
Opinionated
+4
Co-Founder & VP Sales @ PLURiTy
When I left the company went belly upΒ 
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SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
Man that sucks b****
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DaveFromCollege
Notorious Answer
+7
Account Executive
Nothing crazy, but had a manager that did not understand the CRM, so another SDR and I had to do his work for him. He took all the credit, naturally. Constantly reworked our quotas too at the end of the month and basically made up numbers for our commission checks. Unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg...
fuzzy
Notable Contributor
+21
CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
Currently dealing with one who is so polarizing that it cost us 7 incredible employees. In my previous job, I had one that was so neurotic that if you approached them with issues or problems, they just complained about their own. Both exhibit zero empathy.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
I've been there. If he were to tell me to pick myself up by the bootstraps ONE more time...
Zbocashmoney
Good Citizen
Enterprise Account Executive
My previous Manager put his junk in employees beers when they went to the bathroom,
sales101
WR Officer
+6
Senior Account Executive
theyre fanous! i’ve definitely heard this story floating around the saas world before πŸ˜‚
Trinity
WR Officer
+7
BusDev
I asked a question to clarify a statement with a Managing Director from one of the regions I looked after. I wasn't the only one that was asking for clarification. He told me I was "defiant" of his authority. Lol. He was an A+ egotistical, micro-manager, know-it-all, misogynist A********
AK_47
WR Lieutenant
+3
Sr. Director of Sales Development
My first day as an SDR, I asked my manager a question. He pointed to his head phones and couldn't respond to me because he was listening to his favorite song. Oh and all of our 1:1's were discussing our favorite musicians and favorite colors. I like Britney Spears. We didn't have much in common.Β 
captainav
Old School Bravo
Head of Growth, Partner
Yelled down the hall every time she needed something. Whole office could hear. COOOL.
Kanyebut4sales
WR Lieutenant
+6
Account Executive
"CRO" bombed my ENT deal (2.4mm) by jumping in halfway through and accusing the consultants who referred us in as liars to the prospect (they weren't, he was new and had no idea what we were talking about)....they called me after fuming and said they are recommending the client pull us out of the mix

He needed that deal to make his team number and when this happened he fired me and told me to quit sales.

oh yea and he was loaded on coke when he did this πŸ˜‚Β 

He got fired a week later... you live and you learn
SaaSyMcSaaSerson
BDR
CRO repeatedly told reps he thought they got paid too much. Also didn’t know what SDRs did and had to ask...often.


That level of imposter syndrome is aspirational.Β 
secks
Good Citizen
Account Executive
"What have you got for me?" -Shitty manager mantra
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