Do Sales People Regularly Abuse Wining And Dining?

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I've heard many salespeople talk about the clients they wine and dine, and it is crystal clear to me that the salespeople are doing this as a way to very eat well for no money.

Obviously, not all sales people do this and surely at least a few do, but is this a common problem? How much of sales people taking people out is a function of clear business benefit vs sales people personally enjoying it?

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