Why are people sooo rude to telemarketers?

@amiksinha (1961)
September 15, 2006 5:33am CST
I understand that people don't want products, etc. I also understand that people get tired of people they DO NOT do business with calling their houses, however, I am just doing my job, trying to support my family, and I never badger anyone, is it really necessary to be so rude when someone is polite to you? I don't care if you get the product or program or not, but can you at least not CURSE at me. :) I feel better already.
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@Sweety76 (1596)
• India
15 Sep 06
Frankly it's because telemarketing calls come at the times when people will be home, but that's usually the time when people DON'T want to be annoyed with such trivial stuff. #2, there're so many of them hawking the same stuff, it's easy to go into overload and just not want to be bothered. #3 most working people DON'T accept telemarketing as a real and legitimate job - if you want respect, get a respectable job. #4 Because they can. Now, for all of you who haven't heard this yet, when a telemarketer calls, be nice and say; "would you please hold on a moment..." And then put the phone down and walk away. In a minute or 2 the telemarketer will figure it out and hang up. It works GREAT!
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@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
17 Oct 06
Bothering someone in their home at dinner time is a rude, no matter how polite you are. I don't use offensive words, but I refuse to accept such calls, and end them quickly. When I was a student, I worked as the person who intercepted calls from people who haven't paid their cell phone bills. The cell phone company paid me well, because the job involved listening to people scream and swear at me all day long. It didn't bother me, because I had accepted it as a condition of the job. Telemarketing jobs don't pay well, and I'm sure many members of the public hope that if they're abusive enough, people will start refusing to work in those jobs and the calls will finally stop.