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The telemarketer I used to work for was phenomenally disorganized. SIX MONTHS after I quit and got an honest job I got a phone call from them one day. I don't remember exactly how they worded it but they told me that I had several unexcused absences and if I didn't show up for work the next day I could consider myself terminated. I called HR and very politely informed them that I had resigned with notice six months previous.
The second telemarketing company I worked for (inbound customer service) told me on my last day that I couldn't quit without sending notice up through my supervisor to his supervisor to HR. I put my company phone and my company ID on the HR lady's desk and asked her to let me know how that worked out for her and walked out.
I worked there for I think 6 months and I was like the kiss of death. Because they would assign me to a given group and then fire my supervisor the next day. After a while I quit asking who my supervisor was. I would just show up for my shift go to a cube in the back next to a window and the person that worked in that cube would wait till I got there before they clocked out and left so I could take that cube. Then I'd clock in and do my shift and leave.
It was a weird company. They dealt with people's credit card information and every so often the police would show up and just arrest somebody right off the floor for fraudulently using a customer's credit card. One of the supervisors was dating one of her co-workers and apparently called him up on the phone one night and made him listen to her blowing her brains out.
All of the supervisors tried to make it sound like this was your entry into Corporate America and if you walked away from this job you were going to be homeless wino for the rest of your life. The company closed and every single one of their jobs moved to India or someplace like that.
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I am not angry because Cypher gave us all of that information about how it works. Just wondering what happens when I don't answer but call back in a half hour and when they say that the "donation center" line is busy then I block them. I get the feeling that they don't know that I called back because they are a CALL OUT ONLY system. Right Mr. Cypher? Sometimes I need to know if it was an important call so I will call the number back after a little while. If the number is blocked I know that it is a telemarketer. If somebody answers and they say they didn't call me I will tell them that a telemarketer just used their number. SORRY!
From what I have seen on here I get the idea that these telemarketers think that people never have a need to answer calls if they don't know the number. The reason why I have answered calls lately is because we have requested medical records to be sent to us from several different places to take to another medical center. Maybe it is just a game to telemarketers but it could be life or death to somebody who needs vital information.
Rule of thumb if it was an important and legitimate call they'll leave a voicemail
Seems like the phone company should be able to filter out the spam calls just like my email service does. I never get an email from anybody who I don't know or have done business with lately. Spam goes into the spam file. I have a guy who sent me hundreds of mostly religious emails. He sent some that were blackmailing me that if I didn't say or do what was required then it meant that I don't love Jesus. I have a special file for his mail and I dump it about once a year without having to look at it. I have a special Eddie file. I haven't checked to see if Eddie has figured out why he doesn't get any replies yet.
I'm actually glad you posted this because it gives me a good lead for what I'm trying to say.
Now if you want to waste whatever portion of the very finite amount of time you have left in this life on that, knock yourself out, I choose not to.
I choose not to give the guy even a second of my time.
I draw out the conversation as long as I can before declining to contribute. I've been removed from a lot of lists this way.
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Lately, I get calls from my own phone number.
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