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Teammate addicted to Bang Energy?

Hey all, hopefully I hit the mark on this post, or at the very least getting warmer.


I see one of my brightest SDR's going down the wrong path. I fear he has become dependent on Bang Energy; just this morning I heard him crack one open at 8:00 AM, and he is now immersed in a sea of cans. I believe I am counting 5-6 cans which would most likely be lethal to a medium sized dog.


I was thinking about suggesting Redbull Zero as an alternative... Thoughts?

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CoorsKing
WR Officer
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King of the Coors Knights
This is exactly the type of post I know Paddy will enjoy.Β 

Redbull Zero is ok, I would just see if you can get him a french press and a butt funnel and/or IV.Β 

In all seriousness, I had a coworker who was also heavily addicted to caffeine and he switched to tea and it worked wonders. Part of it was the caffeine dependence, part of it was just needing a "drink" in general.

Good news is anyone in sales is basically immune to caffeine by default.Β 
detectivegibbles
Politicker
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Territory Rep
Hence, once the immunity takes place, you quit being a child and graduate to cocaine and crystal meth.Β 

That's when you start seeing real growth as a sales person.Β 

All jokes aside, there are plenty of healthy alternatives to getting energy throughout the day. As much as I love energy drinks, I've seen benefits from taking B12 pills, drinking cold water on a schedule, and just getting up and going outside for fresh air.Β 
CoorsKing
WR Officer
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King of the Coors Knights
Honestly getting sleep, exercising in the morning, drinking plenty of water, and not having a huge ass lunch really help minimize the need for caffeine, something I learned later on. I was totally the SDR in this example when I first started years ago.
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paddy
WR Officer
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Account Executive
Isn't this the company that pays hot chicks on insta to put their cans between their titts?
inboundsalesrep
Politicker
+7
SDR
Hell yeah, that's a company anyone should support
sugardaddy
Politicker
+7
Sales Manager
Indeed. And a rollerblading psycho all over a media called Tik Tok. Way to go!
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CurryPapi
Contributor
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Sales Ops
Bang for the Boysss!!!!!

poweredbycaffeine
WR Officer
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
I would encourage natural sources of caffeine, such as coffee and tea. The amount of random enzyme and vitamin dosing that this rep is ingesting is not going to work out in the long run. Adrenal fatigue, liver issues, kidney issues, stomach ulcers...the list goes on.

Get the kid on a cold brew kick, that'll set them right.
CoorsKing
WR Officer
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King of the Coors Knights
Dude is like 30% rocket fuel and gasoline at this point.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Officer
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
If you're actually looking for advice, I've given the best stuff I have. I had a stomach ulcer from drinking too much Monster in college (roommate was a monster-sponsored athlete). It's not a fun thing to deal with.
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Gyro25
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BDR - Enterprise and Partnerships
As a BDR who lives off bang, what do you expect? Lol I gotta make like 60 dials and deal with my manager micromanaging me all day. Could be much worse, I could be on drugs. But I agree, more than one bang isn't good for you. Caffeine intake for the average 180lb male is something like 500mgs(dont quote me on that). One bang is 300, an average cup of coffee is between 60-100 depending on the roast. Idk man, tell him to stick to one can and maybe a cup of coffee max. Anything more is just diminishing returns anyway.Β 
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ChunkyButters
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AE
Did we just find Macdaddy's teammate?Β 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
Dude's heart is gonna explode.
WCK
Notorious Answer
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Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
Considering that's between 15-1800g of caffeine, not ideal no. Tea, slow weaning him off of Bang, and just keep an eye on him. That being said, are you back in the office?
Macdaddy
Arsonist
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Team Lead
Yes, he is seated in my peripheral as we speak.
WCK
Notorious Answer
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Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
Terrifying. Also, your office forced you back in??
Thanks but no thanks on that lol
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Whosaidit
Politicker
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Business Development Representative
My advice would be to make a wind chime with all the empty bangs
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
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WR Enthusiast
This is terrible, I'd go for coffee instead, hope he know he was a great manager who is taking it this far to help
AlphaCharlie
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Account executive
Looks like we think alike!
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
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WR Enthusiast
hahaha Sure does!
Beefany28
Politicker
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Business Development Representative
I would mention something casually...tough one cause I feel like that is how us sales people survive...
inboundsalesrep
Politicker
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SDR
Redbull Zero and Bang have the same amount of calories ......
OpalTiddyChurger
Arsonist
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Funbags Enthusiast
Sounds like they need to get better sleep
hurtscuzimold
Opinionated
+5
Dude abiding
Omg I remember my team used to be addicted to pre game. It would be 2pm and they would be crashing out.
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ChunkyButters
Politicker
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AE
I feel like I'm the only one on my team not dependent on some form of enhancer.Β 

Addy, coffee, and redbull are consumed on regular intervals on the BDR/AE teams.
Feds_Watchin
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
Sidebar I’m addicted to an IG model who sponsors Bang. Nothing beats a coffee and an adderall for the record.
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
I'm concerned that if you say something that he's gonna ragesnap on you and literallly (and yes I do mean, literally) kill you.
AlphaCharlie
Politicker
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Account executive
I would suggest coffee or tea
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
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Account Executive
Was he in the military?Β  Those are pretty popular
Β  Try switching him to V8 energy drinks or match shots?
ragnarlothbrok
Politicker
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Key account manager
after reading the comments *immediately googles bang energy*
CPfor3
Opinionated
+3
Business Development Representative
As long as he's switching the flavors
DrunkenArt
Politicker
+6
Sales Associate
Got reps in our office living on Bang as well. None of them are exactly good for you. Gotta push black coffee and protein shakes.Β 
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justatopproducer
Opinionated
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National Consultant
Try water and a well balanced diet and excercise. It’s crazy how much energy that will give you. Whenever in dragging ass I add more greens to my meals. Also bang is a pre-workout so it inly works for like an hour.
bareknuckles
Valued Contributor
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CEO of my kitchen table
Yeah, that is scary...intervention maybe?
I remember working with a guy in sales that used to down those big 500ml mothers, at least 2 a day but what your colleague is doing is dangerous.Β 

Pathway drug to harder stuff or perhaps he is already there and uses bang as something to get him through the day until they get home on the harder stuff.

Sell Redbull zero as a better alternative
GDO
Politicker
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BDM
Oh, so my addiction is still ok. Just a reminder I should cut back as well.Β 
NotThatGuy
Fire Starter
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BDR
Negative

Macdaddy
Arsonist
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Team Lead
hahaha I have no idea how his heart hasn't jumped out of his body. He is also one of those kinds of kids "that has managed a GNC". So it's tough to get through to him on anything health-related because "he knows best".
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Allisce
Politicker
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Account Executive
fire him?
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