I’ve had a few phone calls lately on our house line, most originating from Alberta, that don’t leave messages. I haven’t answered these calls for a variety of reasons – either I wasn’t available or I wasn’t home or I saw a number I didn’t recognize and simply didn’t feel like talking to people I didn’t know.
I am registered on the national Do Not Call list, I registered myself within a few days of hooking up a land line, knowing full well that random dialers would find me. And yet, I regularly get calls from people who aren’t supposed to be calling me. No, I don’t want a better rate on my credit card, no I don’t want a subscription to Canadian Geographic (who already sold all my information when I got their magazine for free by donating through my bank), and no, I don’t want information about a new and exciting business opportunity. I don’t want registered charities calling me either although I recognize that they’re allowed to- if I choose to donate, which I do regularly on my own, I’ll call you. In fact, calling me unsolicited will result in me never donating ever again. I am just that black and white about it.
Anyway, I am one of those people that will actually call the Do Not Call registry to complain if I get forbidden calls and I’ve been finding lately that I need to do that. Why many of these calls originate in Alberta, I have no idea. I also don’t really know why I find these calls such a personal affront… I actually feel offended that these people have the audacity to call ME, like, do they not know that I have way too much crap to do to deal with this? I laugh at myself all the time about this.
Dear Albertan Calling Centres; please take me off your freakin’ list. thxkbai.
Do you guys remember when “telemarketer” was not a dirty word? How do people do this job? How do you go to work every day knowing full well that your day is going to be slammed phones, expletives, and threats? How?