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Northwestern Mutual

Around this time last year I started getting multiple phone calls a week from Northwestern Mutual trying to set up a conversation. I tend to give cold callers the time of day because we owe it to each other, right?


Told them I needed a fiduciary and asked if they had any and they said “We have a fiduciary duty!” and BS detector started going off. Asked them how much an hour long consultation is (fiduciaries charge for their time) and they said “Oh it’s free!” BS alarm continues going off. Tell them that I’m not interested but that I appreciate the call.


This little shit then puts time on my calendar - I don’t know how he even got my email! I decline and tell them via email again that I was not interested.


Now fast forward a year later and I’m getting at least a call every other day from them. What gives with this company? I can throw my money in VTSAX and FAANG stocks/options and make a killing, why are they so intent on selling me this “whole life” stuff?

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📞 Cold Calling
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ExtremeVibeChecker44
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Inside Sales
Trying to sell someone shit they don't need or want?

*coughs, looks away* God, that's absolutely awful. I would never. 
GDO
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BDM
Haha 😂 no seriously. Enough is enough. Sometimes you need to let go, if there is not a fit. 
BagTime
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Account Executive
They sent a blind calendar invite after you verbally said no? Poor guy must have been days away from getting fired to be that desperate.
GDO
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BDM
It did it in the past. Works sometimes. But it s a hail Mary 
Tres
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Account Executive
I get hit up by them all the time on LinkedIn, but thankfully no emails yet!
AutoSmiler
Arsonist
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SDR
The recruiters have hit me up before asking if I'm interested in a financial advisor role lol.....little do they know, my spending habits are disgusting and I couldn't advise someone if I tried
Gyro25
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BDR - Enterprise and Partnerships
I have a former work colleague that works for them and like you, I get LinkedIn emails, calls and emails from him asking me what my retirement plans are.. Like damn, I'm not rich enough to even consider that. Obviously accepted his call, but no way I'd ever buy something from someone who cold calls me *sweats nervously*
JuicyKlay
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AM
People trying to sell my whole life insurance is my biggest pet peeve ever. There’s a million other places i would rather put my money before that 
TennisandSales
Catalyst
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Enterprise Account Executive
I worked in that industry. Not for NWM but for a different company and its AWFUL! They tell you is a "sales and marketing job" but all you end up doing is trying to sell life insurance to ppl who dont want or need it. its Fucking awful. i did it for over 4 years idk how i lasted that long. 

GDO
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BDM
That sounds even more depressing than a decent sales job 😅
girheakinna
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da best SDR
I applied for an internship. I decided to turn it down when I realize that I would have to be selling stuff to my friends and family and the only money I’d actually be making other than commission was $100 a week
mcsalesperson1
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Account Executive
Northwestern Mutual is basically a pyramid scheme. They hire college kids and kids right out of college. They only get paid if they make 900 cold calls and provide NWM 900 leads. You know, because so many 22 year olds need life insurance.
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