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What's the deal with pharmaceutical reps and stiletto heels?

  1. donotfear profile image89
    donotfearposted 6 years ago

    I was sitting in the doctor's office the other day with my husband. We waited over an hour to get in.  In the meantime, I swear this is true, no less than six (6), yes.....SIX.....big Pharma reps came into the office to peddle their wares. Out of the six reps, 5 were women.

    Each was very professionally dressed.  And each woman was wearing high stiletto type heels. Pointy toes, knee high boots, pumps: all with stiletto heels!  Uh, what's the deal?  It's not the first time I've noticed it. I mean, does it help?

    How can they wear those horrid things all day? Just because they look "sexy"?  What happened to the Easy Spirit pumps and flats?

  2. ahorseback profile image77
    ahorsebackposted 6 years ago

    And from a woman too, shame on you. Don't you know that sex sells anything ! No one knows how to walk it like a woman in heels!  lol.

    1. Stacie L profile image87
      Stacie Lposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      so true! wink

    2. rebekahELLE profile image88
      rebekahELLEposted 6 years agoin reply to this


      I know a rep who works primarily in hospitals and she wears doctor scrubs.

  3. profile image54
    WhoBeYouBeposted 6 years ago

    exactly... sex sells.

    And women know it, and use it.

  4. ElizaDoole profile image88
    ElizaDooleposted 6 years ago

    May I suggest you watch a new film out called "Love and Other Drugs"? It's about Viagra and the reps that peddled it in the late 90s. Good film. Explains the heels. x

  5. phoenix2327 profile image82
    phoenix2327posted 6 years ago

    I used to work for a woman who started out her career as a pharmaceutical sales rep back in the early 80s.  Yes, she too also wore stilettos when she made the rounds.  Some things never change. lol.