If you're a telemarketer, don't read any further. *Grin*
I'm telling you, telemarketers can be the rudest people on the phone! At work, I'm constantly getting calls from people who want to talk to the "Person in charge of making financial decisions" or the "Person in charge of making _____ decisions". I get these calls nearly every day. Sometimes, by carefully wording my response to the questions, I can tell them we're happy with the services we have and to please put us on their no call back list.
However, that's very rare, because telemarketers are also very persistent. They don't take "no" for an answer. That's when they get rude. I'm not rude back, but I do make myself clear. They say obnoxious things to me, and then they call back the next day. Now listen, I may not make the financial decisions around here, but I do make the decision on what calls get transferred! Being rude is not going to get them anywhere!
Thankfully, we have our home phone listed on the national do not call registry, so we very rarely get phone calls. That's nice. It's also nice that at home I happen to be one of the financial decision makers so most of the time I can tell them to stop calling. I said most because every great once in a while, they will insist that the only person that can make the decision is my husband. Whatever. Like he's going to get upset that I turned down yet another credit card offer?
And my final complaint for the day? Don't call me "Baby". Yup, that's right. Today I called in a technical service call and the woman who transferred my call called me "Baby". I said, (in a not-so-kind voice, I admit), "EXCUSE me?" She changed it to "Dear". Still not professional, but slightly better than "Baby."
Ah, well...I do respect the fact that telemarketers are just trying to make their living. But, please, please, can't you just stop calling me???
12 hours ago