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What's the one product that you most definitely would not like/want to sell ever? And, why?

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Chep
WR Officer
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Business Development Team Lead
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poweredbycaffeine
WR Officer
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Talk about 1,000 No's to get a yes...
34fifty
Valued Contributor
+5
Team Lead
1000 would be the best case scenario :D
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34fifty
Valued Contributor
+5
Team Lead
That's the toughest job in the tech space! :D
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
+100 for this
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Hahahaha
Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
Recruiting services. They basically are all the same 
34fifty
Valued Contributor
+5
Team Lead
It must be down to pricing then. Must suck balls. 
funcoupons
WR Officer
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up in Fiji, under paddy
You're correct. It does suck balls. That's why I left. 
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HoosierDaddy
Opinionated
+3
SDR
Amen. Especially for a newspaper company that hasn’t convinced people they’re digital in rural area. Fucking nightmare
Indakitchenwhippin
Politicker
+4
Channel Sales
Not so much a product, but being a Financial Advisor, cant tell you the amount of times people my age( early - mid 20s)have hit me up to be a financial advisor for me. Like dog, if you’re anything like me you just got done getting shitfaced this weekend AND you have been at this job for 2< Years, you're not touching my finances and Im definitely not paying you for it.

I understand everyone has to start somewhere but honestly, not hitching my financial wagon to someone untested.
KPIMaster
Politicker
+4
Enterprise Account Executive
Yep, had a buddy who did this and I basically told him “the best you’re getting out of me is a term life insurance policy” and that after I purchase said life insurance policy, we never talk about “financial planning” again or this friendship is gone. 
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
They really should create some sort of apprentice program.  Run with a seasoned guy, bust your ass, get a piece of the business down the road.
CR8
Good Citizen
Business Development Representative
Insurance. I know a lot of money can be made in it but I know too many people in that world and they are miserable most of the time. 
MrMotivation
Politicker
+4
Sales
I used to sell a product to commercial insurance agencies in my first sales role. They are some of the worst sales people I have ever been around, and most of them are shameless about it. Their quote "if you can't sell, sell insurance"
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
True that
Gottapumpthosenumbers
Opinionated
+2
Strategic Growth
Life insurance. Talking about death planning as a sales pitch is incredibly exhausting, in my opinion.
JDialz
Politicker
+5
COO
That's why you incorporate it into a financial plan as a (potential) investment vehicle and tax shelter.
Gottapumpthosenumbers
Opinionated
+2
Strategic Growth
Totally, your logic is spot on. However, I spent a short time in the life insurance field, and even while incorporating LI into other products, I still found it to be very draining to constantly talk about death all the time lol
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34fifty
Valued Contributor
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Team Lead
All the talk of death, accidents etc must really sap the energy out of people
BCD
Politicker
+6
BDR
RT
JDialz
Politicker
+5
COO
Real estate. 

There are currently more licensed RE agents in the US than there are listings. Yikes.
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Real estate is a tricky stuff. Can relate
GetAHobby
Arsonist
+8
RVP Sales
Timeshares
braintank
Politicker
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
Agreed! Only upside is some of them get to live on or near the resorts.
GetAHobby
Arsonist
+8
RVP Sales
That would be a nice perk for someone in their 20s 
paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
cat food
Lumbergh
Politicker
+3
Sr Account Exec
My cat's breath smells like cat food.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Officer
+9
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Consumer Packaged Goods. I've already done it, and I hated every moment of it. I would never wish it on my worst enemy. The product demos, customer interviews, roundtables...all of it. Is. The. Worst.
34fifty
Valued Contributor
+5
Team Lead
Amen. I moved from CPG back to SaaS. I know the pain!
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ChunkyButters
Politicker
+5
AE
Tobacco/nicotine based products.

Turned down interviews at a major cigarette and vape producer for the sheer moral dilemma of selling cancer.
34fifty
Valued Contributor
+5
Team Lead
Interesting. I sold whiskey and beer to retail stores for 18 months. I'm questioning my morals now. 
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
If you don't sell it, someone else will. Don't feel bad about working an honest job. 
Tanmocha_
Contributor
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Senior Account Executive
Haha interesting. I understand the cigarette part, but not the Vape juice part. I work for a Vape juice manufacturer and we are also a full service hemp distro for specifically Delta 8. But our biggest competitor is Big Tobacco. Vaping is 100000% better then cigarettes. And it’s been proven the most effective method for quitting smoking. But big tobacco doesn’t want you to know they LOL it’s also the most challenging job I’ve ever worked. Most people can’t do it because it’s too hard. It’s like selling chocolate to a chocolate factory. 
TheJoker
Fire Starter
+3
VP of Sales
Pens.  Although I have become a pen sales expert from all the sales leaders asking  "sell me this pen," I just don't see the upside.  
34fifty
Valued Contributor
+5
Team Lead
Hahaha what should be today's version of sell me this pen?
TheJoker
Fire Starter
+3
VP of Sales
Sell me this Apple pencil.  5 times the cost, 5 times less useful... 🤣
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Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
The premiums of YouTube, Disney hotstar
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
I think any kind of insurance. Personally I don't enjoy the product
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
Whole life insurance is a huge scam.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Agree
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Real estate. 
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
Depends on the market.  These days houses are selling themselves.
LordOfWar
Politicker
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Director
Air duct cleaning
34fifty
Valued Contributor
+5
Team Lead
Hahaha that's very specific! :D
LordOfWar
Politicker
+8
Director
They call me all the time, it is a common scam in Canada from Indian call centers.

My responses vary now from "I don't have ducks, but I do have a few geese" to just setting up an appointment and using the local police station's address.
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goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
I know of a company that cold calls people for roof inspections.  They literally just follow storms and try to set up free appointments for people. 
SheWOLF
Opinionated
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Director
Any Pyramid Scheme.. "hey girl, let me talk to you about being your own BOSS" 
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
Haha.  MLM is the worst.
eman
Politicker
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Account Executive
Financial Advisor..I just can't...
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
I was going to say stocks.  I can't imagine the type of person that would buy stock on a cold call...
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
Residential real estate. Way too many other Realtors to compete with, sales cycles drag, the thought of driving people around all day showing them houses sounds exhausting, have to work weekends, have to put up stupid signs with my face on them for marketing, tire kickers galore, no thanks. 
34fifty
Valued Contributor
+5
Team Lead
Damn. Phil Dunphy made me believe that it was a fun job. 
nomdeguerre
Valued Contributor
+5
VP of Channel Partner Sales
Extended Car Warrenty 
SDMHGWarrior
Tycoon
+14
CEO
Adult diapers...It's a pisser
SgtSDR
WR Officer
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Business Development Representative
As as 92kg Polynesian Male, gonna go out on a limb and say that I'd be a horrible Avon D2D rep
breezyboiii
Politicker
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Sales Boiii
inb4 cars
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
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Account Manager
Insurance
Rigeyyy
Opinionated
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Account Executive
Life insurance. I can’t imagine many people actually pay for that I unless their work gives it to them for free 
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
eSign software. So easy but so boring.
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
Newspapers
cw95
Politicker
+6
Pricing Executive
'Half price at the club with a free cocktail'. 
duckduckgos
Opinionated
+5
Business Development
Ran into someone recently who sells COINS. Like, literal minted Coins. Was the only BDR in the organization, talk about a tough role. 
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