Liars, Lying, why can we just tell the truth?

Philippines
June 3, 2009 10:03pm CST
I work as telemarketer here in philippines. Our job is to call people in california and invite them to attend a 90 minutes timeshare presentation. I know people in the US hate us telemarketers, and i dont blame them. My concern is to those people who will lie because they dont want to talk to us or maybe they dont want to hurt us by saying NO. I was just frustated, more on disappointed because today lots of people who said to call them back and then when i called them back they will just said not interested. Why can't they tell me, "no im not interested". some will tell me to call back and then somebody will answer and tell me that they went out of town or they will be out of the country for quite sometime. Maybe somebody from here can explain to me why they do it so we can understand them better.
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3 responses
@rrdj71 (696)
• United States
4 Jun 09
I am sorry to be so honest but I would definitely just say NO. After all it is not fair to you. You are only doing your job and by playing these silly games your precious time is being wasted. I don't EVER say I will call back. Honesty is ALWAYS and STILL the best policy. If a person is not sincerely interested, they should stop beating around the bush, and either hang up the phone, or just say no politely.
• Philippines
4 Jun 09
Thats what i want, if they are not really interested then said "NO". It is also part of our work to be declined. I receive a lot of "NO", its better for me that way so i can move on and go to the next client that will said yes to me.
@vnrsudhan (1514)
• India
4 Jun 09
hi charlenmendoza, i can understand your feelings.by saying lies people are wasting both their time and people like yours.they just realize what they are doing,they think that what they are doing is funny,but it isn't.
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
4 Jun 09
If someone lies because they cannot say no directly then there is a reason for their lying. Sometimes people are too persistent and they don't listen to what the others are saying. I myself do not like hard sell and I like people I talk with to respond to what I am saying to. Cheers!!