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I think my whole team has gone soft

There's a newish, not that new but still new for my team... app called Blind where you can post anonymously about your company. It's not geared towards sales necessarily but a handful of reps have started using it to blast our management team, complain about certain pieces of the job, and overall caused a ruckus just being degenerates on there.


It's a huge distraction and most of the post people are complaining about the day-to-day of being a salesperson, i.e. making calls or dealing with a manager. I understand everyone needs an outlet, but has the WFH and/or Gen Z culture made sales reps soft?

Have you ever used the app Blind to complain about your company?
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Do.it.for.the.checks
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
Yeah. I use this forum to bitch and moan like a real sales rep
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
This is the way🀝
Do.it.for.the.checks
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
We need gifs!

@sahilΒ please? I'm not above begging
SaaSam
Politicker
+8
Account Executive
I don't ever see a company using an app like that and it not turning into a forum where whiny bitches complain about having to do their jobs. Sure you'll have some legit complaints but people in general like to complain so if they don't have anything decent to bitch about it'll get pretty dumb.
LordBusiness
Politicker
+8
Chief Revenue Officer
There are always haters.Β  No matter what company, what role, what level, what industry, there are always going to be the group of folks who seem to feed off negativity.Β  Β Its probably one of single constants I've experienced throughout my career.Β  The other constant, is the folks who distance themselves from that crowd usually find themselves at the top of the leaderboards.Β 
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
Misery loves company and my from my experience the types of people using that type of forum to bitch are 1) just not cut out for sales, can’t get on board with the grind and 2) suck at their job because they think they know better.Β 

Let em bitch and complain while your there slinging deals and stacking checks.Β 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
Yup. Mind your business and steal their opportunities 😎
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
Perfectly stated by a true savage
sneakysnek
Politicker
+8
KCSM
My coworkers have balls of steel, so they just openly bitch in company-wide slack channels. It gets spicy.
TheQueenofDiamonds
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
Running to check it out! Thanks for the tip! πŸ–οΈ
Rallier
Politicker
+10
Account Executive
The argument of "has (insert generation) gone soft?" has been around forever. That's sort of a lazy excuse. They are just young
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Sounds like the platform has been set up for the abuse of the original usecase.

If I was the sales leader at this company I would call an all-hands and let people get shit off their chest out in the open. Take that feedback, constructively approach a solution that helps everyone get on the same page, and move forward. No time for bitching in the shadows.Β 
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
This is the way. The sooner, the better.Β 
TheQueenofDiamonds
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
Can I highjack your post to complain about my manager here? Don't feel like starting a new post.Β 
FlintIronstag
Notorious Answer
+8
Chief Marketing Officer
Bad idea. Someone’s gonna wanna know who is complaining and toxicity in the open requires mass culling to clean up. Anonymity is needed when providing feed back but there will always be discontent because most Americans are entitled, especially in this field. (I’m American) Maybe your company should kill blind and anyone who continue to voice feedback that is just a gripe instead of constructive should be looked at with a critical eye. Good luck!
FeedTheKids
Politicker
+3
Solutions Consultant
I agree, sales is getting soft
TheRealVladimirPutin
Opinionated
+5
AE
Why don't they just use Glassdoor like everyone else
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
I've never heard of Blind. Every generation complains about the generations that follow being soft/ruining everything.
Upper_SaaS
Politicker
+8
Account Executive
I thought that's what people do here... at least I've seen it a lot lately 😏
countingmyinterest
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
I would rather stick my dick in a paper towel roll than go on Blind. Everyone is insufferable on that app. I just bitch here
spoderman
Arsonist
+10
Friendly Neighborhood Spoderman
Sound flaccidΒ 
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