Chep
WR Officer
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Commercial Account Executive
So far have not experienced any shitty sales manager but I think the worst kinds are the ones who give unsolicited advice and got the role due to knowing someone with little to no background cold calling themselves
jwils
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Sales Manager
So true. Have definitely dealt with younger managers / 1st time managers who have little to no closing experience.ย 
HappyGilmore
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Account Executive
First manager I had, right out of college into first job, was never direct and always beat around the bush, didn't provide much guidance on how to build pipeline & how to grow a career. Kind of explains why he got moved out of the manager role my fourth month in.
jwils
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Sales Manager
Ugh I've had a manager like that before. People pleaser who couldn't give direct feedback.ย 
Would rather have someone hurt my feelings and tell me the truth than not give me any helpful feedback at all.ย 
RealPatrickBateman
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๐Ÿ”ชAmateur Butcher๐Ÿ”ช
I had a manager years ago (who also happened to be the son of the President) who was the most textbook toxic narcissist you could ever encounter. He lived to crush all souls of the people around him. He was about 400 pounds and used to tell all the Admins they were fat and needed to dress nicer. Any new rep that came in he made it his personal mission to either make them cry, make them quit or both within the first two weeks. His entire existence involved telling you how your shit stank and how he was so great and benevolent for allowing you to breathe the same air as him. Come to find out, years later, he is about 450 lbs now, divorced and not a friend in the world.ย  Go figure, huh?
Salespreuner
Big Shot
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Regional Sales Director
One and only one. Let him stay safe and happy ๐Ÿ™
frickoffkaren
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Market Manager
My current manager is horrible. 2.5 years of professional experience. Is completely socially inept.... and I have had multiple prospects tell me he weirds them out. Sometimes he asks me to send him my emails before I send them to prospects and the edits are so cringy. For example we were in a meeting with a prospect who had an objection on starting her staff on a new system -ย  "Ma'am, do you ever think maybe your staff is just incompetent? No offense or anything." - Keep in mind this ma'am was like 25-30. So bad.
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