Is sales IRL anything like the show industry from your experience?

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Wdym. Isn’t that show mostly about investment banking? Only seen clips though


I haven't watched the show, but in my experience, fictional television shows and movies rarely depict what actually happens in the real business world accurately. It's all about ratings, after all, and really - what's glamorous enough about sales that people would actually want to tune in?

The movie “sorry to bother you” will give you an accurate understanding of sales, what it’s like, and the stages of how it will make you feel.

Not really that I've seen. I thought it was like 80% banking, with a little sales talk. If it's really all about Sales I'll give it another try. I didn't hate it, it just didn't wow me right off the bat.

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