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Office Banter - Fan or Hater?

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BigMeech
OG Sales Savage
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Senior Account Executive
I have a select group of about 5 co-workers that I aggressively shit talk with, we are good friends outside of work too. I really enjoy those conversations.

If someone I do not know tries to shit talk however, which happens frequently since I am one of our team leads for the US, I get incredibly annoyed.

I am kind of a dick, but it mainly stems from not trusting the new people... get to know me first.
ARRisLife
Politicker
+3
Account Executive
@BigMeech love the honesty haha. I feel the same, I'm a bit of a cynic, so benefit of the doubt doesnt really exist for me. Prove to me who you are then get my respect
Spade
Arsonist
+5
Global Business Development Manager
Hard on the outside soft on the insideย 
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Celebrated Contributor
+11
Director of Business Development
It's the whole "I can bully my brother, but you better not bully my brother" thing!
softwaresails
Politicker
+4
Sales Manager
Office banter helps build relationships. Not only are the relationships with prospects important but also those with your coworkers.

It's easier to work with your coworkers when they know you as a person not just the douchebag salesman.
Spade
Arsonist
+5
Global Business Development Manager
1000%
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Celebrated Contributor
+11
Director of Business Development
For sure, I go out of my way to talk a bit more with all the people downstream from me. It can pay off when a prospect is looking at a unique use case or you need a favor called in.
stratman
Politicker
+2
Sales Engineer
Or your the douchebag salesman who loves to banter
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Big fan. Its all about comradery. We are stuck together multiple hours a day why not attempt to enjoy eachothers company.ย 
Spade
Arsonist
+5
Global Business Development Manager
Exactly! ๐Ÿ’ฏ
funcoupons
WR Officer
+10
Sales Advisor
Agreed.ย 
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Love it, but I have a phenomenal team.
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Celebrated Contributor
+11
Director of Business Development
I'm all for it. As long as those doing it are comfortably getting it back as much as they give it out. Nothing worse than someone that likes to talk smack up until they shit the bed.
Bittersweet0326
Politicker
+5
Digital Business Associate
Love it. Big for building relationships and learning who not to trust as well lol.
CuriousFox
Arsonist
+10
Senior Account Executive
I'm all for it. Keeps the day fun ๐Ÿฅณ
Spade
Arsonist
+5
Global Business Development Manager
Couldn't live without it ๐Ÿ‘ป
Chep
Politicker
+8
Business Development Representative
Big fan! Got to pass the time somehow.
tari
Good Citizen
+1
Account Dopexecutive
not gonna lie i miss the homies ๐Ÿ˜ช but flexible wfh all the wayyyy. i too enjoy when the banter can exist outside of workย 
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