(04-24-2016, 11:19 AM)FrankNichols Wrote: Here is how to handle a telemarketer:
Thing is these people on the phones generally are only doing it because nothing else is available to them. I don't know how they get paid but I doubt if it's much more than the minimum wage.
I don't try to hinder them or dupe them, I simply hang up without a word. That way I'm not wasting their time. Their job is bad enough without the likes of me giving them trouble and wasting their time.
If we had an economy that would actually employ people in useful jobs with a decent wage the telemarketing employers would at least have to hire them in a competitive market and they might get decent pay, but I suspect that if they could get better jobs they'd go for them.
I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.
Actually you know, it is what it isn't.
04-24-2016, 10:07 PM
(This post was last modified: 04-24-2016, 10:10 PM by Jim Bronson.)
I no longer have a landline phone, partially due to scam calls that waste my time. I have a simple rule: if they're not in my contacts list, I don't answer. If someone really wants or needs to talk with me, they can leave a message, and I'll promptly call them back.
The only scam call I get nowadays is the occasional one-ringer. Life is good.