DIARY: RANT

Who is the wanker who got on his soapbox about rival sales people not helping each other out (Rant, 20 March)? Perhaps if he woke up and smelt the coffee he would understand that competitor titles are hardly likely to join forces and work together just because we are all members of the human race.

Who is the wanker who got on his soapbox about rival sales people

not helping each other out (Rant, 20 March)? Perhaps if he woke up and

smelt the coffee he would understand that competitor titles are hardly

likely to join forces and work together just because we are all members

of the human race.



The market is tight enough without helping your competitors by supplying

them with ammunition with which to shoot you down.



I thought selling was for tough go-getters who were creative in

obtaining information and making the all-important sale. Clearly I was

wrong. Just how did these lily-livered, wet, liberal sales people get a

job in the media market in the first place?



At the end of the day, nobody is in sales because they want to donate

their time and offer Christian aid to clients. Selling is all about

money - getting as much out of your clients as possible. It’s like those

bloody namby-pamby mission statements that go on about helping customers

and providing a cuddly working environment. Wake up.



So next time your competitor picks up the phone and asks for a favour -

tell them to stuff it, and make your market a more exciting place to

work in.



Got something to rant about?



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