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Broken Arrow says: Bankers, recruitment consultants, politicians. What professions do you hate and why?

(, Thu 27 May 2010, 12:26)
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Amway-style pyramind schemers
Can't believe I forgot about this one. Used to work with a guy who was well into one of these. One night when it was just the two of us on, he asked if I'd like to take 30 minutes to hear his spiel. Even though I politely declined from the outset, he pressed on, showing me slides of pie graphs, pictures of happy people and going on about the awesome products you can sell and how you can make wads of cash. He also used to do the same to customers (won a few over too, amazingly) and even tried it on with our boss (because a guy who owns two video stores wants to sell bullcrap door to door).

Worse than him, however, was a regular customer who one day asked my name and what I did outside work. I told him that I was a student, and he called me at work a few nights later to ask if I was interested in "an exciting business opportunity". Thinking this sounded enticing, I agreed to meet him for a coffee to discuss the matter further.

You can picture how it went. Ten minutes in, he said the magic words, "Product brokerage", and I knew the silly prick was part of the same scheme and immediately tuned out. It was kinda funny when I challenged the scheme ("I just don't see where that money comes from, it doesn't work out") he just kept repeating himself without giving an answer, but really the exercise was infinitely frustrating. More fool me for assuming he actually had a good opportunity for me I suppose, but that doesn't mean he's not a wanker.

Apologies for length, but I imagine that we all feel the same way, because who actually likes those specky twats?
(, Wed 2 Jun 2010, 23:20, 2 replies)
It's not really a profession
in the sense that most of them lose money. So they're paying to be wankers.
(, Thu 3 Jun 2010, 4:46, closed)
A guy I used to work with tried to get me into Amway
He was going to be able to retire within 2 years. That was over 15 years ago.

Last thing I heard was that he was still grafting away at his daytime job, and still peddling the Amway crap by night.
(, Thu 3 Jun 2010, 10:18, closed)

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