Poll shows salespeople still have an image problem

There are 2 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 20, 2007, titled Poll shows salespeople still have an image problem. In it, Newsday reports that:

Who among us has never come in contact with at least one greedy, deceptive scoundrel of a salesperson like those played to perfection by Danny DeVito? Clearly a large percentage of 2,700 corporate buyers ...

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mike lambert

Exeter, NH

#1 Dec 20, 2007
Most people cannot sell so hence the bad rap. It takes a great deal of self motivation. It is funny though we make more than the home office people and we have our own schedule. Perhaps it is all resentment . We don't make "it" or plan the marketing. We only sell it.'Sorry you are back ordered, but the plant got shut down by the FDA" "Oh that software update will be along soon,the home office promises next year" " I am sorry is that what the literature states?" It all has to be sold. We all do it every day, and still hold onto customers
because guess what? They are buying from me.
The Cancer Fairy

United States

#2 Dec 20, 2007
mike lambert wrote:
Most people cannot sell so hence the bad rap. It takes a great deal of self motivation. It is funny though we make more than the home office people and we have our own schedule. Perhaps it is all resentment . We don't make "it" or plan the marketing. We only sell it.'Sorry you are back ordered, but the plant got shut down by the FDA" "Oh that software update will be along soon,the home office promises next year" " I am sorry is that what the literature states?" It all has to be sold. We all do it every day, and still hold onto customers
because guess what? They are buying from me.
Get cancer Mike!! Merry Christmas!!

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