Help me out with the "coworkers" thing (where you said that the other Illini reporters are my coworkers). Do you carry that forward to other professions? If there's some doctor's office waiting room and the Ritalin, Adderall, and Vyvanse reps are all sitting there waiting to give the doctor their latest pitch, should they all "build camaraderie with each other"? Even if the Ritalin guy is about to go trash Adderall in front of the doctor? Shouldn't that waiting room stay in the "maintain professional respect" category?
Seems to me that any pharma rep trying to be friends with his competitors is absolutely looking for intel.