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Your Experience As A Sales Man by FESTAC101: 4:59pm On Dec 08, 2013
Sometimes I feel like just dropping my resignation letter, but when I consider the fact that i do not have another job at the moment, I can only but keep enduring this sales job. What really inspires you as a sales man?I took up this job because I needed to get meaningfully engaged, but I been advised by my doctor to watch my blood pressure.Unreasonable targets, unbearable pressure, sack threats, man-know-man arrangement...the list goes on and on.Share your sales experience perhaps there is something from it that might inspire me and many others facing this challenge.I need responses because my endurance limit is fast running out.

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Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by extremelygolden: 11:23am On Dec 10, 2013
Ooops! First to comment! I made it again! Glory be to God in the Highest!

Working as a sales person requires a lot of drive, patience and determination.
It's not always easy trying to persuade people to buy your products and
services, but those I pity most are those sales personnel from the
Insurance Companies. They oftentimes behave like the Jehovah's Witnesses!
They hardly give up!

Generally, the job of a sales person, irrespective of the organization, is one
tedious task!

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Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by mazizitonene(m): 11:23am On Dec 10, 2013
Hmm....Sales men....d floor is open. sorry, can't help, an entrepreneur
Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by Chrisvicmall: 11:23am On Dec 10, 2013
No amount of stories here will inspire you as long as you are not doing what you like. If you are in a job for the money, then you will call it a job but if you are in it as a hobby, you will notice that it is never stress but an adventure. The worst thing a man can do is working in a field he/she doesn't like. It is like marrying a wrong woman and waking up each morning to face the woman each day.

Why be afraid if you haven't try it out. If you are afraid of loosing the job, then you can start applying for one while you are in the current one. Guy you are really brave for living with your worst fear. It is high time you call it a day

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Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by fopdnewton: 11:24am On Dec 10, 2013
God is and how good is the remuneration. It helps.
Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by mazizitonene(m): 11:24am On Dec 10, 2013
extremelygolden: .
Waka!
Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by Afritop(m): 11:29am On Dec 10, 2013
You follow clients up and down. You call them send text to them. They will be giving you hope that they will contact you Later. That later can't be defined because it means a lot of things. When you market on the field you can be a potential danger to the men in uniform. I remember the day I follow client to the extent that I forgot to climb pedestrian bridge in ojota. When dis men in uniform nab me hen I was just speaking english with plenty of vocabulary. Dem no hear o I just beg dem to collect N1000 because what they are asking was much higher. When I remember that day, I will be like which kin yeye job be dis wey I enter

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Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by Dbboy(m): 11:30am On Dec 10, 2013
There is no target that is unreasonable most target by companies are set after thoroughly investigating there fellow competitors
Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by Sknda(m): 11:32am On Dec 10, 2013
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Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by donnypool: 11:34am On Dec 10, 2013
9th to comment...as a big boy make una drink i dey come
Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by OmolodMilkman93(m): 11:35am On Dec 10, 2013
brb
Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by Nobody: 11:36am On Dec 10, 2013
You can only be happy wen U r doing wat U love. Buh as d situation in d country is, I would'nt advise U to quit, buh U can secretly search 4 anoda job dat U prefer, hope U find one soon bro.
Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by extremelygolden: 11:36am On Dec 10, 2013
mazizi tonene:
Waka!

Dede, what did I do nah? grin

Why the waka?
Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by groovie(m): 11:39am On Dec 10, 2013
lies! big white lies, small black lies, everyday, but wat can one do? op i feel u jare.
Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by mazizitonene(m): 11:42am On Dec 10, 2013
extremelygolden:

Dede, what did I do nah? grin

Why the waka?
Lol, why u carry ya big behind dey block space grin
Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by 735i(m): 11:43am On Dec 10, 2013
Yeah....i feel you bro....
Have worn those shoes, have walked that road....
If you don't enjoy; seek for a way out.... But don't quit until you get something better!!!
The up side of the job; You meet people and build contacts..........(this is invaluable as you will find out in a few years time)
You are better exposed to the different industries and you can easily source information which otherwise you wouldn't have access to.
You develop you communication skills and ultimately; your self confidence.
You have on your C.V; the one skill that every private organization requires..

Maybe you should consider changing industry before you decide to quit sales entirely....a change might do you some good...
Above all; if you don't like it; then the earlier you quit; the better for you.

Best of luck!!

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Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by CocoLoca(f): 11:46am On Dec 10, 2013
Ashawo na sales woMAN too. My fellow widows NL babes, feel free to share your experiences. undecided

Please i was just joking o! grin grin

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Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by Aringon(m): 11:47am On Dec 10, 2013
Sales job is all about passion and drive, if you don't have passion for your job, ogbeni kukuma resign and get another job.
As a sales person, u don't work hard, u work smart, u don't work aimlessly but plan ahead of where you will be going to pitch, know your target market. Don't think that, the 100 customers you are going to talk to will accept ur products, there will be objections and u hv to plan on how to deal with these objections professionally.
Any where u are employed, take the entrepreneurial spirit there as if you are the owner of that business and who know what tomorrow will bring.

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Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by donnypool: 11:51am On Dec 10, 2013
CocoLoca: Ashawo na sales woMAN too. My fellow widows NL babes, feel free to share your experiences. undecided

Please i was just joking o! grin grin

i swear talk say nor be say i pray now, i for throway kiss give you now grin grin
Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by Olugbenger(m): 11:52am On Dec 10, 2013
Op, you aven't seen anything at all. sad
Go find out from popular salesmen here like sincere 9gerian, taharqa, jmaine and CO. who sell very terrible lies to us here and even have to ass lick their paymaster. angry angryThe economy is really bad embarassed embarassed, but these folks have to go against their conscience because there are no better jobs. God help us all.
smiley

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Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by Nobody: 11:56am On Dec 10, 2013
oh sales man cheesy i have always been a boss, angry let me sit down and watch how they do it undecided
Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by zonax(m): 11:56am On Dec 10, 2013
Being a sales person has this thing to do with passion. If you don't have that, you are in for fraustration.
I wish you luck man
Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by ifeci: 11:57am On Dec 10, 2013
The job of a sales man is quite stressful bt it prepares u 4d future if u intend 2b an entrepreneur or a biz owner cos u must sell ur brand/ prods& services. Most ppl at the top from business men to ceo's r busy selling either products or services or their brand. So d earlier u learn hw to sell ice to eskimos, d smoother ur journey 2d top will b.

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Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by christejames(m): 12:02pm On Dec 10, 2013
Should i call mysef fortunate cos during my stay as a sales man, my boss made me d head of his new investment (just less than a month afta i startd working there) left everything to me with trust. Thank God i didnt disappoint him. I left there because i secured admission to further my studies last year. Till date my boss family even his siblings all want me around wheneva i return from school... I just thank God!!!
Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by 247cheapgadgets: 12:03pm On Dec 10, 2013
Sales job is not . But you can learn from it. I was a sales man and my experience is helping me in my own business of selling gadgets like powerbanks, phones, flash drive etc..

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Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by Muffy2912: 12:04pm On Dec 10, 2013
I got one Recently and I can tell you it was very hectic,frustrating and what have you.I took it for the same reason you gave but,men I had to quite because it was telling on my health without adequate compensation.
Just follow ur heart sha.
Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by ifyalways(f): 12:06pm On Dec 10, 2013
I pity them ooh. Sweating and all especially the insurance sales men. I just allow them enjoy small AC(if they came to my office) offer them coke or water before telling them that I'm not interested.

Some of them are advanced men. My heart pleads when I encounter them.

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Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by engrhorla(m): 12:08pm On Dec 10, 2013
Hehehe!!! Me @ FP. Ha,i don achiever this yr & na big ọrọbọ achiever. *dancing azonto*..somebodi help me shout hallelujah 4 my achieve. Hen hen! Wetin una dey discuz self. Am comin,mk i chk b4 i join d hot issue (issue gbona). Haterz,go & hug pole ooo
Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by cooldipo(m): 12:12pm On Dec 10, 2013
This bring to mind the memory of my late friend he left Ekiti for Lagos after his first degree. His first job was to sell electrical products all over the streets of Lagos. He threw in the towel after weeks of toil with reasonable sale, returned home, got a better sale job with a pharmaceutical coy, and life seems better but life is not fair....we lost El-muri....when things were just coming together after all the many nights of "ila-alasepo" in school. The pain in the eyes on his mum till date is better imagined. She lost a shining star who like the op has paid his dues and worn his sole....life is not just

My advice to you is to turning in your resignation letter and go learn a trade like computer engineering or a job that allows for career advancement.
Re: Your Experience As A Sales Man by money121(m): 12:21pm On Dec 10, 2013
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