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What's the dumbest thing your sales manager has ever said to you?

The dumbest thing a former sales manager ever said to me was "If you're into sales only for the money, then probably you should pursue another career".


I mean, was he even serious? Hands down the dumbest thing I've ever heard.


Tell me about yours... πŸ€”

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CoorsKing
WR Officer
+12
King of the Coors Knights
Ahh. Another week, another β€œwhat is the _______ a sales manager has told you” thread.

Dumbest thing I’ve ever been told was that I should never start at list price. Fuck that… if I only get so many deals a year you better be damn sure I’m not discounting them that much. You don’t make club by discounting.Β 
paddy
WR Officer
+11
Account Executive
"Put down the meat cleaver Paddy! It's his first day on the job!" I listened to him but I wasn't thrilled given the intern I was about to filet looked at me the wrong way.
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
Not sure how someone gets into sales with that line of thinking.Β 

Best/worst piece of feedback I have ever received was "every objection is fake" I love it because it gave me enough confidence to close anything, I hate it because it gave me enough confidence to think I can close anything.Β 
DanPrice
Arsonist
+10
Philanthropist
"We're getting rid of Gong"Β 
HindsightHarry
Praised Answer
+3
Account Executive
β€œHow can I help” - dumbass sales manager
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chadilac
Fire Starter
+3
Sales Director
β€œWe’re getting on the Crazy Train to the BHAG!” Legit, with a boom box blaring Ozzy & forcing everyone to sign a β€œcontract” buying in. Yeah, I didn’t sign that shit and nobody actually bought in to his non-plan which was simply make calls till you collapse and he was fired 6 months later.
1nbatopshotfan
Politicker
+6
Senior Director, Enterprise Technology
A sales manager I deeply respect and think of as a mentor, and friend accidentally backed into quoting TLC waterfalls in a sales org presentation. They were asked what made their team so successful and stumbled into β€œthey didn’t chase waterfalls…” and realized halfway through what they had done. Incredible.Β 
OnlySales
Opinionated
+1
Regional Enterprise Sales Manager
You’ll get that raise in salary next year πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚
sugardaddy
Politicker
+10
Head Of Sales
β€œBack in my days” … oh shit. Here we go again!Β 
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