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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

where are they now: update #10 - when an employee won't take a hint

Remember the woman wondering how to get one of her employees to tone down his inappropriate and unwarranted bragging?

Here's her update:

The sales rep who was doing this learned his lesson the hard way... Unfortunately, sometimes this is the only way people learn a lesson.

He bragged about a big account he landed to anyone who would listen. The thing is that he bragged before he actually landed it. Now when people ask him about this epic account he allegedly landed, he hangs his head low and has to explain that, while he did get some business, he did not get nearly all that he thought he would.

One of the best things about this "green" rep is that he actually does learn from his mistakes - that is what will mold him into a very solid rep who doesn't make silly errors in judgment.