[LINK] 'Do not call' phone list Bill shelved
chris at sw.oz.au
Mon Nov 7 12:40:30 EST 2005
> > At 05:09 PM 4/11/2005, Brendan Scott wrote:
> > > The most effective weapon against telemarketers would be a
> > > requirement for them to present CLI on all telemarketing calls they
> > > make.
> On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 09:16:17AM +1100, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> > Now that is the best idea I've heard. I don't know how else one is to
> > track if they are contacted by a firm a second time or who is really
> > calling against your wishes when a DNC comes into place. I get that
> > many where I don't even understand the speaker that I couldn't tell
> > you what company just called 5 seconds after I've hung up the phone.
On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 11:03:42AM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> usually they will just hang up as soon as you start quizzing them about
> themselves - they really don't want to answer any questions that would
> enable you to identify them.
You need to consider getting a life - I am rarely bothered by telemarketers,
but I am rarely home at prime calling time...
A muso friend of mine has worked in call centres (for charities) and he
tells me it's soul destroying work. Other than the occasional opportunities
for humour such as:
Caller: Hello, would you be interested...
Callee: I've just lost my husband.
Caller: Have you looked behind the couch?
or (after a long time before answering)
Callee: I've just buried my husband.
Caller: I thought you took a while getting to the phone.
Of course, he bites his tongue and is polite..
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