[LINK] telemarketers, aaarrgh
Thu, 1 Nov 2001 00:38:28 +1000 (EST)
On Thu, 1 Nov 2001, Anthony Healy wrote:
> Telemarketers, on the other hand, are by definition exploitative and
> manipulative operations, and the people who choose to work in them probably
> generally do have a certain contempt for the people they call. I recall
> accounting students at uni with part time telemarketing jobs. They viewed
> it as a sport in which they, superior beings, preyed on gullible and
> malleable subjects. English backpackers doing these jobs probably share the
> same approach.
I had friends at Uni who had jobs with telemarketers. They didn't view it
as some sort of sport. They despised their job, but the fact remained, it
was their only means of income, and without it, they had no way of eating,
paying rent, or buying their textbooks. They were all looking for any
other job so they could gleefully tell their boss where to go.
Just because there are some people in a job with a certain attitude,
doesn't mean everyone in that job has the same attitude.