ss_blog_claim=8dcabb3175f064b32823a45ed345083b Majik's Thoughts: Telemarketers....

9/29/2007

Telemarketers....

How many times has this happened to you? Your phone rings and the caller ID says, "Blocked ID." You answer the phone thinking that maybe it's one of your friends calling from their cell phone. You say "Hello" and there's a brief pause and an audible click transferring you from a computer automated dialing system to yet another telemarketer. You grimace and unwillingly listen to what they are trying to sell.

This has happened too many times to me. I have had just about enough of people trying to sell me stuff that I don't want over the phone. If I want to buy a product or service I will make the phone call or go to the store to buy it! I'm sure some of you who are reading this feel the same way.

Other than feeling like my privacy has been invaded when these telemarketers end up on the other end of the line, but when you are unfortunate and have to listen to their spiel, they won't take "No" for an answer. The last one I had to deal with couldn't speak English very well and obviously didn't learn the word "No." I'll give her kudos for being persistent, but really, know when to stop! In hind sight, I should have just said "No I don't want it" and hung up.

How many times have you been plagued by the dreaded Telemarketer?

Addition:
Recently I have been politely told off for my tone in this post. I understand that Telemarketers are people earning a wage to keep a roof over their heads and food in their stomachs. I'm not thrilled about receiving calls from these people, but the next time you receive a call from one of them there are eight words to remember "Put me on your do not call list." Special thanks to detached for reminding me that telemarketers are people too, and being polite about telling me off.

5 comments:

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Detached said...

Hello! Came across your blog on the Blogsphere thing, and you compelled me to blog about my experiences on the other side of the telemarketing coin...I put a link to your blog in my post - I hope its okay, but if its not please let me know!

You can check it out at:

http://detachedmedicority.blogspot.com/2007/09/
from-mind-of-telemarketer.html

Detached said...

No hard feelings - I really wasn't meaning to come across as though I was telling you off...these were all thoughts I've had for awhile, and was procrastinating. Keep up the great work - if you can post and get a total strangers' attention, then you must be doing something really great:)

Marie said...

You know I am the type of person who doesn't even let the people finish what they are saying...To many people have been suckered into buy something and either the product sucked or they just got suckered out of a lot of money. The people who do these jobs made the choice to do the job. So really they should understand that people don't like what they do and don't want them calling. The worst part is that at 9:00 at night you can be sitting there and the phone will ring and it is telemarketer.. It makes you very angry... I don't want to talk to them.. I want to sit and relax.. I am sorry if I have offended anyone but telemarketing should be banned..In Florida you cannot call anyone to ask them to purchase anything over the phone. that law was passed to protect the people there from being hosed out of there money.. that law should be everywhere.But again that is only my opinon..

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite telemarketer scumbags is a guy named Richard Salvador aka Richard Dunbar of Great Northwest Advertising (http://www.penslinger.net). Richard spoofs his caller id using http://www.spoofcard.com. Richard served 5 years (was sentenced to 9) for his part in one of the nations largest telemarketing scams in U.S. history. He was targeting and ripping off senior citizens. The FBI sting operation was called "operation disconnect". Richard routinely threatens to kill people. Customers, competitors, empolyees etc. He likes to record himself doing so. Richard recently put his 14 year old daughter in the hospital. He's a real bad ass. Big martial arts tough guy. His ex wife and daughter are now in hiding. He uses methamphetamines and steroids. Nice combo. Richard is currently a felon who owns stolen firearms.
Check this out:
Great Northwest Advertising customer service policy:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=hvnzXviks3A

Richard threatening his competition with a bullet to the head:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=azEFPdMKP7E
Richard lives at 4149 Ridgewood Ave.
Bellingham WA
Richards home phone:360-714-0038
Richard cell phone:360-820-8220

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