Saturday, January 21, 2006

Prepare to make the jump to Hyperbole....

A friend of mine, who is in pharmaceutical sales, has suggested I consider it as a future career. I'm not interested, but I took a look at an ad anyway. Now I understand that one of the things about sales job advertisements is their penchant for hyperbole....exaggeration....and often simple, bald faced lies. I was pretty sure I had seen everything until I saw this ad.

If you’ve ever believed your career should be greater than the sum of its parts…if you’ve ever pushed beyond an expectation…if you’ve accepted a challenge when others would not dare…then we have something in common. At Sepracor, we are redefining what it means to innovate in the pharmaceutical industry. Whether you’re educating doctors about the benefits of our products or discovering new ways to increase our products’ market share, your contribution at Sepracor will be recognized and rewarded…and it will echo throughout future generations.

We are currently seeking experienced sales professionals in several locations across the United States.

Who writes this stuff? It's like the Pulp Novelists were raised from the dead and have been asked to write classified ad copy. I'm not really sure how pimping sleeping pills is going to echo throughout future generations, but I'll take their word for it.


Redlefty said...

Last night I flossed my teeth and undwedged some food, then washed it down the drain, leaving a legacy that will endure forever.

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The Spaniard said...

Tell me where the man who wrote this ad lives - HE STOLE MY LINE !!

I will see that he receives his just reward !!

FishrCutB8 said...

...I'm not sure. Would you settle for the head of Domingo Montoya and a shiny new donkey?