I chatted with a sales manager about my interest in joining his sales team on a contract basis. I had a background in communications and project coordination/management.
Client: (Laughing) An ADMINISTRATIVE girl wants to do sales?
Me: …Yes. I think I’ve worked with many businesses and individuals over the years in my freelance work. I’ve worked on a variety of marketing and communications projects and helped businesses be successful.
Client: It doesn’t work for us. Sorry.
Well, that was downright offensive.