[bct] Re: FS Tele-Marketing
- From: "Jeff Armstrong" <jeffarmstrong1380@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 18:56:26 -0600
I have a new invention, you press the "star" key and a hand reaches
through the phone and wraps duct tape over the callers mouth. It only hurts
a little when they later rip it off.
Seriously I always get them into some conversation they don't want to
have like, "what percentage of my donation would go to the actual
recipient.". One guy couldn't understand why I laughed at his answer of
20%. I guess he felt that an 80% overhead was perfectly acceptible. I
sometimes just say silly things like, "can I read you something?". Or, "do
you have a dollar I can borrow?". I really don't think they care if you
threaten them since it will be another of their fellow callers who will call
you the next time. A friend of mine used to work for a local company which
took contracts to provide telemarketing using all blind people on their
workforce. They worked for 3 bucks per hour or something like that and some
commission for over a certain amount of positive calls per hour. These
idiots were the ones who kept offering me a newspaper subscription and I
kept saying, "for the last time, I'm blind, what would I do with the
newspaper?". The company was run by the local "society for the blind".
And, yes, they sold lightbulbs too.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mary Emerson" <maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 4:11 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: FS Tele-Marketing
I do have my number on the no-call list, and I also have privacy manager
with the phone company, which is wonderful! I also have call screening for
the local people who can't dial a phone correctly.
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