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    What is a supplement rep


    What does this mean, are you the owner of the company, do you work for the company, do you get paid? I am just curious as i have never really seen this before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcp2 View Post
    What does this mean, are you the owner of the company, do you work for the company, do you get paid? I am just curious as i have never really seen this before.
    Like the name implies it is a representative of a certain supplement company. There is a ton of variation on how everything works and it is of course dependant on the company. Some companies have their reps filed as employees, some do not. Some companies pay their reps, some pay them in free supplements or other incentives.

    For instance, I am a representative for CEL. This is not my main board and we do not sponsor here (yet) so I really don't rep a whole lot but that's besides the point. I am basically like an independant contractor to CEL, I provide a service to them and in return I receive compensation although I will not elaborate on the exact form of compensation. On their books I am NOT am employee and I typically have a caveat in my signature stating my opinions are just that, opinions, and they do not represent the opinions of CEL, etc etc and some other legal jargon.

    Hope that helps..? Reps seem to be more common on the other boards I visit. I dont mind answering questions but I wont get too specific on the perks as that is like "rep code" and its not discussed.
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    I do love these threads.

    Right, as stated above, we "represent" the company and are the go-betweens to some degree between the forum users and the company itself. We generally have enthusiasm for the companies that we represent, and a requisite amount of knowledge to do our "job" right. Our "job" is to answer any questions that you might have about a product. Some base their advice on experience, some on science and data, and some on both. We're here to help. We're just affiliated!

    As for pay or compensation - see "First Rule of Fight Club". Are we owners, employees, contracted persons? Could be... Some "reps" are owners, some are actual employees, and some are just really really good fans. Reps are generally hand picked based on their activity, usefullness, and even popularity. Reps have a reputation that is used to represent. That's about the best way that I can put it.

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    Right on Tim!
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    I have no clue what a supplement rep is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john123131 View Post
    I have no clue what a supplement rep is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timdull2 View Post
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    Thanks for asking! Behave yourself and help others, and some day you too could be in our shoes!!
    Your kidding right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcp2 View Post
    Your kidding right?
    lol
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    It means you get free **** and trade **** with other reps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugger1 View Post
    It means you get free **** and trade **** with other reps.
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh the trading
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcp2 View Post
    What does this mean, are you the owner of the company, do you work for the company, do you get paid? I am just curious as i have never really seen this before.
    are you for real?

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    you've been a member here for over 5 years and you don't know what a rep is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by b unit View Post
    are you for real?

    here are your stats.

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    you've been a member here for over 5 years and you don't know what a rep is?

    look at my post gap. Your pretty good at typing so maybe you should do that. I joined here when it was a tiny board at the request of a friend. This is the only board on the internet i have ever been on that has supplement "reps" all over the place. I want to know if these guys are the owners or just board members who get some free goodies to pimp the good name all over the internet, or are they distributors. I mean is it really that off the wall of a question. I want to know who i am listening to when they are talking. Is that too hard to ask.
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    How do you go about being a Supplement Rep? Do you get free ****?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp447 View Post
    How do you go about being a Supplement Rep? Do you get free ****?
    You must have missed post 2 & 3. They pretty much lay'd it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcp2 View Post
    I want to know if these guys are the owners or just board members who get some free goodies to pimp the good name all over the internet, or are they distributors. I mean is it really that off the wall of a question. I want to know who i am listening to when they are talking. Is that too hard to ask.
    it really does vary company to company, so there is no easy answer. most of the reps here are not owners or distributors or "employees" (in a W2 $X an hour way of employee), but some are any of the above. Particularly in some of the smaller companies, the owners do post regularly, and even for some of the big ones. For a long time, Patrick Arnold from Ergopharm posted here frequently. So the only way to know what sort of rep someone is would be to ask.
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    all kinds of reps, some ask to be reps and get it somehow, some apply during callouts for reps, some are asked, some are owners....depends man.

    and I do agree with you, some people just plain old pimp the products, but in all honesty, its easy to see when someone is just plain pimping their own products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcp2 View Post
    look at my post gap. Your pretty good at typing so maybe you should do that. I joined here when it was a tiny board at the request of a friend. This is the only board on the internet i have ever been on that has supplement "reps" all over the place. I want to know if these guys are the owners or just board members who get some free goodies to pimp the good name all over the internet, or are they distributors. I mean is it really that off the wall of a question. I want to know who i am listening to when they are talking. Is that too hard to ask.
    Some reps are knowledgeable, some reps aren't; some representatives work for a company to spread knowledge and assistance, some do it for mindless shilling; some reps are intelligent, others do nothing but spread conjecture and speak out of their ass. There's no universal characterization, and reps aren't necessarily chosen via any outstanding criteria - most are either selected because; a) they post a lot; b) have a decent reputation; or rarely c) because they are knowledgeable about that particular company's products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    For a long time, Patrick Arnold from Ergopharm posted here frequently. So the only way to know what sort of rep someone is would be to ask.
    HA!! I remember those fun times.

    Mullet is right, though. There are good reps and bad reps. We are all chosen on different criteria, and probably that criteria can change from time to time, or from product release to product release, whatever the case may be. Sinner and I were hand picked at the same time, while our newest round (Gltrdone, Ttewell, and Adawg) actually applied. At any rate, it's still a neat thing to do and a good way to fill my day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcp2 View Post
    look at my post gap. Your pretty good at typing so maybe you should do that. I joined here when it was a tiny board at the request of a friend. This is the only board on the internet i have ever been on that has supplement "reps" all over the place. I want to know if these guys are the owners or just board members who get some free goodies to pimp the good name all over the internet, or are they distributors. I mean is it really that off the wall of a question. I want to know who i am listening to when they are talking. Is that too hard to ask.
    it was just a question and thank you for clarifying for me why you didn't know.

    my rule of thumb with here or anywhere on the internet is to take any and all info with a grain of salt and look for commonalitites of what is being said. it really doesn't take long to figure out who's helping and who's pimping.

    my experience here at AM is that 99.9% of the reps here are stand up guys and believe in what they're representing. over at another well known board it's a very different story however i won't go into that.

    to become a rep is something that is earned and not just thrown out to anyone who puts their hand up.

    that also seems to be the case now with logging and testing new supps, one has to prove themselves worthy and the days of supp whoring IMHO are long gone.

    the mods here seem to keep a good handle on things here these days and are very fair but they don't put up with any sh*t from members, reps or company owners, period.

    welcome back btw and once again my apologies to you for not being as clear as i should have been.

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    I still don't know - what's a rep???
    Thanks in advance...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RenegadeRows View Post
    I still don't know - what's a rep???
    Thanks in advance...
    Collins Essential English Dictionary 2nd Edition 2006 HarperCollins Publishers 2004, 2006

    Noun
    1. a person chosen to act for or represent a group
    2. a person who tries to sell the products or services of a firm
    3. a typical example
    Adjective
    1. typical of a class or kind
    2. representing
    3. including examples of all the interests or types in a group
    4. acting as deputy for another
    5. of a political system in which people choose a person to make decisions on their behalf

    my definition

    representative - a person who represents other people, products or companies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b unit View Post
    Collins Essential English Dictionary 2nd Edition 2006 HarperCollins Publishers 2004, 2006

    Noun
    1. a person chosen to act for or represent a group
    2. a person who tries to sell the products or services of a firm
    3. a typical example
    Adjective
    1. typical of a class or kind
    2. representing
    3. including examples of all the interests or types in a group
    4. acting as deputy for another
    5. of a political system in which people choose a person to make decisions on their behalf

    my definition

    representative - a person who represents other people, products or companies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RenegadeRows View Post
    Thanks bro!!! I can see clearly now, the rain is gone...
    But can you see all obstacles in your way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentBob187 View Post
    But can you see all obstacles in your way?
    I got a feeling its going to be a bright bright sun shiney day!
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    You know ya'll were waiting for one of us to do it.
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    i prefer the jimmy cliff funky reggae version

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    Quote Originally Posted by b unit View Post
    i prefer the jimmy cliff funky reggae version

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    Good stuff! You guys are too funny:bruce3:
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcp2 View Post
    What does this mean, are you the owner of the company, do you work for the company, do you get paid? I am just curious as i have never really seen this before.

    I know what they are.....!

    I WANT TO BE ONE SOMEDAY SOON!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk View Post
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