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Are your best friends also on your sales team (past or present)?

We all have our friends from home and college, but in my experience, the closest people in my life are people who I worked with in sales. Going through the highs and lows of quota, closing deals, war stories at the end of the month followed by a celebratory (or not) drink at the end of the day is such a bonding experience that has led to lifelong friendships for me.


If there's one community that I think would share this, it's here! Curious to hear your answers.

Are your best friends also on your sales team (past or present)?
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salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
I certainly have some great friends that I worked with in sales, but I have just as many/more friends from other departments at work and outside work. As an adult there aren't a ton of places to make friends, so work is inevitably where I met most of my adult friends.
TheDude
Good Citizen
Business Development Manager
Agreed. I've made some good friends from my team but have also found some real idiots. It can go both ways depending on your personal experience.
fuzzy
Notable Contributor
+21
CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
I've made some great friends from my network, but nah, they are not my best friends. Some made for some great roommates though.Β 
acv
OG Sales Savage
+2
Always Close ACV
Can we become best friends?
daddy
Fire Starter
+2
Major Account Manager
Most people on my sales team have been willing to fuck me over or stab me in the back for a commission cheque. But hell of a time going out for beers getting loser drunk with the sales crew.
acv
OG Sales Savage
+2
Always Close ACV
Sales has provided me some of my greatest and closest friends. One of my wedding party groomsmen came from a BDR role we both worked in.Β 
acv
OG Sales Savage
+2
Always Close ACV
jk I have no friends lol
fodysseus
WR Officer
+7
Growth Manager
Got a good group from the SDR/AE days. We all went our separate ways (as is inevitable), but we all try to get together quarterly to feast and drink too much. And to re-live the worst calls, pitches, or internal wrist slappings.
ounceoz
WR Officer
+9
Federal Account Executive
I have moved companies to join friends
DialForDollars
Contributor
+1
Account Executive
Made a lot of great friends on the same sales team - since everyone was based out of different cities I have an excuse to travel half the country :)
ChurnRisk
Good Citizen
+2
Partner Success Manager
My entire training class still kicks it to this day!Β 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
Absofreakinglutely!
Jo
JordyA
Good Citizen
+1
Director of Enterprise Sales
You likely spend more time with your coworkers then anyone else outside of a kid or a spouse; so it's easy to naturally become good friends with your colleagues.
SalesPharaoh
Big Shot
+10
AM BDR
Not best friends but always maintain contact with each other hahaha
wahmsales
WR Officer
+10
SDR
Two of my best friends are ladies I worked with for around a year and a half. I haven't worked with them for over a year now, but we chat all the time. We're in different countries but one day we will meet in person. I love them!
Beercules
Politicker
+2
SDR
I have worked with my best friend/roommate at the two sales jobs prior to my current role. It created for some healthy competition and teamwork when talking about what was working vs not - only issue is that we were often talking about work so it was tough to distance yourself from the job at the end of the day
msp_sales
Opinionated
+4
Full Cycle Sales
Surprisingly enough, my best friend is in marketing.
Swarthymovie
Arsonist
+7
SDR
i used to work with one of my best friends the past, we no longer work together but we still talk a lot, it was a great experience
alecabral
Arsonist
+9
Director - Digital Sales Transformation
Not every best friend I have comes from a sales background, but I can tell you I made some of my best friends back in the trenches for sure.Β 
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