DIARY: Rant

Why do I bother? I work my butt off selling ads within the industrial marketplace, talking to those godforsaken agencies, dealing with the over-scrupulous boss breathing down my neck and chasing those ever-elusive targets - and for what? Losing hair and admitting myself to the Betty Ford Clinic.

Why do I bother? I work my butt off selling ads within the

industrial marketplace, talking to those godforsaken agencies, dealing

with the over-scrupulous boss breathing down my neck and chasing those

ever-elusive targets - and for what? Losing hair and admitting myself to

the Betty Ford Clinic.



But apart from everything listed above, sales people working on

competitor magazines are the ones who really get my goat. I mean, I know

we’re chasing ads in the same sector, but do they really have to be so

arrogant?



You ask politely for a little information - a media pack here, even a

features list there - and what do you get? A lot of touchy, patronising,

’I take myself far too seriously and have a head the size of the

Millennium Dome’ crap, that’s what.



Of course, you’d expect that kind of attitude from people who’ve been in

the business five minutes and are barely old enough to tie their

shoelaces.



But what about the more mature sales people?



Have they forgotten that they are members of the human race? Have they

not heard the term ’growing the market’?



Surely we work hard enough in this media business without stabbing each

other in the back.





Got something to rant about?



Call 020-8267 4702 or e-mail mark.tungate@haynet.com.



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