Telemarketers

@clrumfelt (5452)
United States
June 17, 2008 1:18pm CST
When you are called by telemarketers, do you find it hard to hang up? Does it make you feel rude to have to hand up on them?
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10 responses
• United States
17 Jun 08
I hate telemarketers but realize they are just like everyone else and trying to do there job. I hear them out and politely tell them I'm not interested. They do have a no call list if they bother you that much that you can add your name to.
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@clrumfelt (5452)
• United States
17 Jun 08
They can be very persistent, but I have learned to be more assertive to let them know I am not interested and hang up.
• United States
17 Jun 08
I work as a telemarketer, so I don't find it rude at all to hang up on them when they call me. I understand how frustrating it is to be hung up on, but I deal with it every day. We get used to it!
@clrumfelt (5452)
• United States
17 Jun 08
It's good to hear from your end of the converstion. I guess getting hung up on just goes with the territory when you're a telemarketer.
@snowy22315 (79397)
• United States
17 Jun 08
I usually tell telemarketers not to bother me because I am on the Do not Call Registry. I feel sorry for them though and try not to be too rude, bcecause i've done that for a job before, and I know how difficult it can be. They are just doing their job.
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@clrumfelt (5452)
• United States
18 Jun 08
You're right. There is no need to be rude. Just let them know your not interested and hang up.
• United States
17 Jun 08
It doesn't make me feel rude or obnoxious to hang up on them. I wait for the first breath they take, advise them that I am not interested in their product and hang up the phone. I understand it is there job, but it is also my job to control my free time. Talking to someone who wants to sell me something I have no interest in has no place in my limited world of free, fun time.
@clrumfelt (5452)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I think high pressure sales tactics are rude in themselves, not to mention you didn't invite the salesman into your house. He just showed up on the telephone line.
• United States
17 Jun 08
Absolutely not. If I want to hang up on them I can. Most of them tend to be rude and are pushy. Not to mention some of them just cannot take no for an answer. So if you call me and I don't like what you have to say, be prepared to be hung up on. If you call me back I am going to tell you off and then hang up on you again.
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@clrumfelt (5452)
• United States
18 Jun 08
You're right they can be rude and pushy not to mention taking up our time by trying to keep us on the phone as long as possible. The only good way to handle them is to get off the line as soon as possible if you're not interested in their product or charity.
@scribe1 (1207)
• United States
17 Jun 08
I used to curse them before hanging up. But now, I notice that automatic dialers are being used. For example, your phone rings and you answer it, but no one says anything. If you don't hang up right away, you'll hear a recorded message. I got so fed up with this nonsense that I keep my phone disconnected most of the time, especially if I'm using the crapper or taking a shower.
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@clrumfelt (5452)
• United States
17 Jun 08
The best way I handle them is to say 'no thanks I'm not intersted' and hang up before they can say anything else to me.
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
17 Jun 08
After explaining that I'm not interested in what they are selling if they won't shut-up and politely say good-bye i don't feel at all rude in hanging up!
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@clrumfelt (5452)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I guess we shouldn't feel rude since a total stranger has infringed on our time, and is usally being pushy and manipulative trying to keep us on the line and sell us something we don't even want. They are the ones being rude.
@judy43 (299)
• United States
17 Jun 08
I used to find it very hard to hang up on anyone, but after so many calls every day, now I just say not interested thank you and hang up
@clrumfelt (5452)
• United States
17 Jun 08
I think that is the best tactic to use.
• Canada
17 Jun 08
Nope. For me it's just the opposite. They should know what they are getting into when they make the darn call. When someone interrupts me, I have no problems telling them exactly what I think of them for interrupting me. I'm only responding, and defending myself. They were rude to have called me in the first place.
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@clrumfelt (5452)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I understand your point of view. After all, you didn't invite their sales pitch so why should you be forced to listen to it?
• United States
18 Jun 08
I have caller ID so when telemarketers call it will show up on there and I won't answer it. I have so many call me from all over the united states and they are even calling well after hours when they shouldn't be 9pm -9:30pm. I gave up answering them for I don't know how mnay times I have asked them to take me off their calling list and the same people call back so now they get the silent treatment and just get the ringing and that's it.