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Thoughts on Outreach canning the SDR Bro

What are y'alls thoughts? I know we have to be extra PC in the software world but to me, this may be overkill? Unless I'm missing something?

https://www.newsweek.com/bodega-bro-griffin-green-outreach-tiktok-dutch-grocery-stores-viral-fired-new-york-1720960 Man fired from job after TikTok slammed as 'racist' goes viral A TikToker has been dubbed "Bodega Bro" after his contentious video about New York City grocery stores went viral.
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champchamp
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Enterprise Sales Development Representative
Pure stupidity.

They probably fired him not for being racist but for the 17-point IQ he portrayed in the video.
LordBusiness
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Chief Revenue Officer
Outreach only likes social media that portrays their narrative (like a bunch of sales broโ€™s sitting on a unicorn floaty across the Boston Harbor) - if you arenโ€™t celebrating burning cash, and your 1000th round of funding, then they donโ€™t wanna see it.
rharris415
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All companies only like social media when it portrays their narrative. I think a smarter play would have been to embrace, and work with the employee to see if they can be taught, then if not, it would be ok to fire them.
butwhy
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Solutions Engineer
Worked there - not surprised they canned him quickly. Their culture is cult-y and aggressively positive, his attitude would have gotten him fired eventually anyway.
Pachacuti
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They call me Daddy, Sales Daddy
Well besides needing to improve his vocabulary substantially, he epitomizes the whiny gen x stereotype. Iโ€™d hate to see his reaction if he had to live in another country.
SaaSam
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Account Executive
Definitely annoying. Great example of what social media does to people.

It's like when camera phones came out. All of a sudden the standard for what was worthy of a picture fell hard. Now with places like Twitter, TicTok, Facebook etc. the standard for what is worth broadcasting has fallen into the depths of stupidity.

That being said, calling it racist is beyond grasping at straws.
Juancallclose
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ae
Definitely not Gen X, dude is Gen Z. Genexers are like 50. But I get Outreach's stance as the guy kind of came off as an imbecile but I think it's just the Tiktermybook life.
CaaSUnicorn7
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SDR (Sales Development Rep)
He posted several videos that showed he was on the extreme end of uncultured, you donโ€™t go in someone else house and make fun of the furniture

Donโ€™t have to share every opinion you have ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Gotta know when to stfu and learn with your eyes and ears

Heโ€™s wording came off racist โ€œthese peopleโ€, but I thought he got fired based on his confidentiality agreement
MassholeMovesWest
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Account Executive
This kid's uselessness is mind-boggling
Pachacuti
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They call me Daddy, Sales Daddy
They also use the word โ€œManโ€ loosely in the titleโ€ฆ just saying.
PhlipOut
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Account Executive
he's an idiot, but I was expecting worse
saasbaby
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Yeah no, the company is wrong for firing the dude. I watched his video, he said nothing racist. If anything, he was having a culture shock. Tired of this pc work force. If I were him, I'd sue the sh*t out of that company.
countingmyinterest
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Account Executive
I think the reaction was a little too extreme. Shouldn't have lost his job imo cause he didn't mention the company or his job.

Sure his vocabulary wasn't great, but it also caters to Tik Tok's algo (and why it got popular). His personal social media isn't owned by the company.

On the other hand, it makes the company look bad and we live in a very PC environment.
Juancallclose
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ae
I thought firing him was extreme too but if someone hypothetically caught me saying racist shit and knew where I worked, yeah ,I could and should get fired. However, in this case, I didn't see anything racist. He comes off as a tool though
I_LOVE_WINE
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Enterprise AE
LOL what a tool, should he have gotten fired for that video though, no.
YoursTruly
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Account Executive (SaaS)
I think people are forgetting that he posted his offer letter to social media and that was explicitly what he was fired for. Outreach probably wouldnโ€™t have found out if he didnโ€™t make a ridiculously dumb video.

Also would any of you AEs really want this guy talking to your prospects?
SADNESSLieutenant
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Officer of โ™ฅ๏ธ
That's not even racist he just wanted an actual grocery store
WarRoomUser91283
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Account Executive
How did he get hired in the first place
Juancallclose
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ae
It's an SDR job. They'll hire anyone with a pulse.
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