| January 12, 2007
A list of drug reps on NFL cheerleading squads. I thought there would be more.
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I keep seeing references on med blogs to the attractiveness of pharma reps, but I’d like to see some evidence. No, not cheesecake pictures, I want statistics. Are they really better looking than the average sales rep?
Sales reps in all fields tend to be on prettier than the rest of us. And they have to be socially outgoing. Ugly people generally aren’t socially outgoing, right?
The only pharma rep I know is my brohter, and nobody ever accused him of being eye candy.
Somebody do a study!
is he a current/former collegiate athlete? that’s usually the #2 reason
Most of the drug reps who visit me are hot.
My sister was an NFL cheerleader and she is a nurse…does that help even things out a little?
In the last year or so, I have noticed almost as many reps sitting in doctors waiting rooms as patients. I admit that I do not know for sure that they are taking the physician’s time away, but that is my assumption. So, when I show up 15 minutes early for an appointment and don’t get called in until half an hour late, I project part of the blame on the sales reps.
Is this founded? If so, isn’t there a better way to sell these drugs other than during the day for a busy physician?
You always hear physicians bitch about how much money they lose doing depositions and such. I wonder if they’d bitch as much if the average attorney was as attractive as the average drug rep. Somehow they find the time to meet with them!
You must be a lawyer because I never once in my life have heard physicians “bitch” about taking depositions. As a lawyer, I have a hard time listening to what you say because it seems that lawyers have “penis envy” of doctors. 🙂
No, he’s just a plain looking guy with a bachelors degree in business. He does take docs to college football games at his Big Ten alma mater. He’s always winning prizes and trips for selling so much, so maybe it’s just his natural wit and charm, and the fact that he is a really really funny guy.
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