I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.
15th December 2002
Not necessarily. I doubt the disclaimer in that guy's contract includes any mention of angry callers, thus offensive comments directed towards him could come as a complete shock.
No. Telemarketers are fully aware of the fact they have to deal with members of the public, and as with all people who are dealing with the members of the public they are trained to deal with problems. If they take offence they are in the wrong job, plain and simple.
Also, I like how you said "caller". Nobody calls up a Telemarketer, which I think speaks volumes about the fact nobody wants to recieve calls from them.
Because two wrongs don't make a right. Telling them that I'm not interested takes 4 words... "Sorry, I'm not interested." It saves all the bother of getting into a verbal argument that resolves nothing.
Just hanging up on them dosen't cause a verbal argument either, but at the same time it saves me taking out my fustrations with the corporate wanker, who has no RIGHT to invade my time to advertise to me, out on the dog.
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ElysiumBecause two wrongs don't make a right. Telling them that I'm not interested takes 4 words... "Sorry, I'm not interested." It saves all the bother of getting into a verbal argument that resolves nothing.
You can only be polite for so long. They are trained to keep you on the phone when you say no thanks so you either end up hanging up on them or telling them to stick it. they are prepared and ready foe abuse, it comes with their job and they know this going in. I've never got into an argument with any of them, it's a one way conversation. Me telling them where to stick it and them hearing a dialtone...
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26th May 2003
ElysiumYou do realise that someone will be readily able to replace that telemarketer? None of us can win, and it's not worth getting stressed over.
Since you've only got to piss them off enough for them to leave you alone it doesn't matter if they get more people, it isn't your problem anymore. Striking back at people also has stress management side effects. ;)
Because two wrongs don't make a right
But 3 rights make a left;)
What Happened to that "Do not call" list? I liked the idea of making you immume from the telemarketers with help from the goverment.
Okay look, you've all made good points and I can't keep up with the frequency at which you're all making them. And since I'm in the minority here, I'll just abidicate from the discussion of telemarketers for now. However, in closing, I'll deal with them my way, and you can do it your way. The end result doesn't really matter, and I guess it comes down to the personality of the caller. Although the exchange in opinions has been informative. Who knows, maybe I'll change too one day. :) EDIT:
PethegreatWhat Happened to that "Do not call" list? I liked the idea of making you immume from the telemarketers with help from the goverment.
That does exist, although it's not always effective. It certainly reduces the frequency of calls, though.
They didn't used to be too bad, but now they're so persistent, it's unbelievable.
Now I just tell them to have a nice evening and to go screw themselves, and proceed to hang the phone up.
FileTrekkerIMO this entitles people to put their own phone down if they so desire without so much as a response.
Aye. Put the phone down, but don't 'hang up'.
AzHAye. Put the phone down, but don't 'hang up'.
LOL I've done that. Put em on speakerphone while having sex. It's quite entertaining ;)