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An Obnoxious Response From My Sales Manager

I’m a Sales Rep who works in an office. Back in May, one of my fellow sales reps asked our Regional Sales Manager if he would consider implementing “Summer Hours” for a few months over the summer of 2013. He … Continue reading

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How Life Works (Sometimes)

Back in September, a customer about 2-1/2 hours away from my office asked me to come to his facility and make a recommendation on some types of equipment I sell. I am an Inside Sales Rep, so I usually work … Continue reading

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Why I Went to Macy’s Instead of JCPenney; or, What Happened to JCPenney?

It’s early April in Minnesota. If we have a cool-and-rainy season in Minnesota, it’s April. It’s technically spring, but there’s still snow on the ground, and it still freezes every night. It’s too warm to wear our winter coats, but we still need … Continue reading

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Insipid Advice from an Inept Sales Management Team

At work, our Sales Managers are trying to inspire us by counting our phone calls and emailing us dumb advice that they stole from some book published during the Carter administration. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but these people are … Continue reading

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Notes from a Former Verizon Wireless Customer

Hubby and I have a cell phone contract with Verizon Wireless here in southern MN. Years before Verizon owned the company, we signed up with a great little company called Midwest Wireless in about 2003. Their customer service was fantastic, … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Salesperson

Today I had sort of a long boring day as a salesperson. I drove 2-1/2 hours to a customer who just had to see me in person. I got to his office right on time. Then I waited for him for … Continue reading

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A Comment About Shopping

Dear Retailers (in this instance, Herberger’s and Target): $11 off a product that is normally $138 is not a sale. Please don’t waste your time. I will not be buying it when it’s only $11 off. $.30 off a product … Continue reading

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