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i'm considering a career change.
after years of working on the side of health and wellness, the other side has come calling. (we'll call them the "death and disease" side, or D&D for short.)
rather than dismiss the D&D team out of hand, i decided to give their invitation a serious parsing, just to be sure i'm not missing out on "the next big thing."
as you can see above, reynolds american says it is "transforming the tobacco industry in the most positive way!" it doesn't say what the most positive way is, but i assume it has to be some breakthrough uses for the tobacco plant itself.
as an alternative energy source, perhaps, or a novel application of phytocompounds in treating disease.
"...our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century."
oh. that sounds a lot setting it on fire and sucking it into your face. which doesn't seem even a little transformative or positive.
"Are you a self-starter who enjoys growing brands through the building of strong relationships?"
i am! i mean...i think i am. but i have concerns about this business model.
it's difficult to build strong relationships around products that eventually kill the customer. not to mention that the pre-death diseases curtail the customers' ability to earn money to keep buying the product.
which means we have to keep filling the customer pipeline with children and low-information adults who, by definition, lack judgment or access to education about the effects of the products.
i don't mean to be contrary here, but taking advantage of these folks seems like the opposite of building strong relationships. in fact, it seems kind of wrong.
it makes me wonder if by
"...ideal for those strong ambassadors who are skilled at brand development strategies, as well as the desire and ability to lead others"
you mean people who are really good liars who don't care who they hurt.
or have i misinterpreted your intentions?
i don't think i'm ready to "break out of the box" with reynolds american.
or any company still using phrases akin to "outside the box," which is so far inside the box it's not even aware there is an outside.
which is where i think i'll head right now.