Fed up with this

Discussion in 'General Shop Talk' started by Rhys, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Rhys

    Rhys TPF Noob!

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    I'm so sick of phonecalls from leeches that want me to buy something from them. Today it was some turkey from "super pages" that engaged me in a long and boring conversation about where I was to be listed. Finally he mentioned money after about 20 minutes which is where I told him to b....r off. If it's not some scumbag like that then it's some scam artist selling insurance or some no-hoper trying to leech off me as an assistant.

    What is it with people these days - have they no pride. Why has everybody taken to leeching and mooching as honourable professions?
     
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    Why don't you put yourself on the do not call list?
     
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    Can't. I'd probably be turning away potential customers. I'm not listed anyway.
     
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    You can hang up after 20 seconds, not 20 minutes though :wink:
     
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    Yes. I'll have to get better at recognising US timewasters. I can recognise timewasters in the UK though. They also take up less time as the calls are shorter due to UK calls being more expensive.

    It helps when people say they want money straight up. This guy was slimey and devious, using words other than payment and money. He was also hard to understand as he seemed to be from India.
     
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    I also get fed up with solicitors... But, I can't possibly put job applicants and aspiring photogs into the same class. Or hold them in the same disdain. :confused:
     
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    Try not to be so bitter. Do all your ads have your phone number in it? If you put your name and phone number out there people will call you.

    Love & Bass
     
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    The do not call list has nothing to do with potential customers or "being listed".
     
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    I have this same problem to. They usualy ask for me to buy credit cards and other junk i do not need.

    Once my father asked one of thoes leeches how they would enjoy it if he would call them at home.

    Yet to this day I still cant figure out how to stop these leeches.
     
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    Once I got angry. I used words like leeches and scam artists to describe them. Then I figured they were just trying to make a dollar. More power to them. I basically do not believe that angry feelings toward them is ever going to solve anything. Know that there are tons of watch dog and consumer advocate groups out there. If any one is interested talk to them.

    Love & Bass
     
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    I just try to sell them something, usually one of my kids is selling something for a school fund raiser.
     
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    I wish some of you would realize that those who work in call centers, or at least the ones who you're gonna talk on the phone with, are people too and they're in that job to try to earn money to live by. They're definitely not paid WELL and even more so to those in India and other nations (they're in BAD poverty over there, and no matter how bad his accent is at least he can speak a language other than his own, can't say that for a lot of people here). It's really one of those "get by" jobs.
     

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