Man, tele-ANYTHING, or anything to do with the food industry would jukk (which is an inside-slang word born from a typo, and hopefully isn’t any kind of slur) me. I am terrible on the phone and I had some really bad experiences with the food industry to the point the smell might just make me physically ill all over the kitchen floor. Not to mention my inability to regulate a reasonable movement speed, so I’m always getting motion sick.
Yep. I hate those people. Luckily, now we have Bright House digital cable/phone/internet and when we are watching TV and the phone rings a blue box pops up on the TV screen in the corner and it tells up who is calling. If it is a telemarketer, it usually says ‘800 Service’ and we just let it ring.
I use VOIP.com for phone service and they have the best feature ever, which even Vonage doesn’t have. Selective Call Blocking. Add any phone number to the list and they won’t be able to call. The phone won’t ring if the caller is on the “block list” and they will get a recording saying “you are prohibited from calling this number.” It is sweet and it works. I have about 50 numbers on the block list now from telemarketers to prank callers. Now the phone doesn’t ring 30 times an hour between 5-6 pm (dinner hour) like it used to.
Yeah, I’d hate to have your job too because when telemarketers used to call me, I always gave them hell. And they always call at the worst possible time. In the middle of dinner, when the baby just laid down for a nap, etc etc. A-holes! But hey it is a job and it is money. Speaking from someone who is still unemployed, I may come to a point soon where I am so desperate, I’d accept such a job. But only when my UE benefits are about to expire and I’m totally super desperate.
Federal Do Not Call list. The only way these marketers are allowed to call is if you have called them about services in the past, ie you had an inquiry or were an existing customer (as I understand it). Maybe that would help you.
it’s really annoying but and i wish i could just block them althogh i have a much more fun way to deal with them when i’ve got the time i can spent hours on the phone wasting their money organising things sounding like thier gonna make an awfull lot of money off me then dropping in that i’m under 18 or that i’ve recently gone bankrupt or simmilar my favorite was ordering a conservatory i got every extra then told them i live on the 12th floor they slammed the phone down so hard i was deaf in one ear for a week it’s rather funny that i don’t get many calling a second time
but when i’m in a rush i just answer “Hello, Midland Bank, how can I help you” they usually just hang up after that
In the US, there is a National Do Not Call Registry, that in theory makes it illegal for telemarketers to call you if your name is on the list. I put my home and cell lhone numbers on the list and I still get calls from telemarketers.
Yeah the Do Not Call list does not work 100%. There are telemarketers (the really evil ones) who simply don’t care and will call you anyway. And when they do you can report them and get them fined, but they still don’t care. That’s why I love my call blocking feature. VOIP.com rules. 20 bucks a month for unlimited local and long distance and a boat load of features. But you have to have a high speed broadband connection (cable or DSL).
Now here’s a funny Youtube “video” of a way to deal with a telemarketer. I’m sure most of you have already heard this one…But it’s one of my favorites.