#1
What's with people being so rude to telemarketers?

I've noticed it's all over the web...people brag about their stories of harassing telemarketers etc. They think it's funny..

Is it just me, or is this ridiculous? These are people just like us, doing their jobs. They're not the assholes who pay for the phone calls to be made...they're the ones working for a living.

If you're so bothered by the call...it's as easy as "Sorry, not interested. *click*". Hell, you could just hang up the moment you know it's a telemarketer. Anything is better than harassing another person for nothing more than doing his job.

Am I alone?
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I agree, there is no reason to be rude. They are just people trying to earn a living.
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#6
I politely turn them down or say the person they're looking for is not home. It's just other people doing their jobs and it's not fair to harass them.
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#7
But usually they laugh their heads off if someone is rude to them (i have a mate who's a telemarketer). They never take that **** seriously.

I'm not rude, i just poke fun. I usually pretend i'm Arnie or something or pretend when they say, is Cathy home (my mum), I say She died in a car accident yesterday. Its hilarious.
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#8
i just act like im interested for a minute, then say i got a call on my cell phone, then go like "oh ****, my mom just dropped acid and hijacked a school bus full of penguins and my grandmother fell into epilepsy, i gotta go." it always gives everyone a good laugh.
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i just act like im interested for a minute, then say i got a call on my cell phone, then go like "oh ****, my mom just dropped acid and hijacked a school bus full of penguins and my grandmother fell into epilepsy, i gotta go." it always gives everyone a good laugh.


firstly, I call bull**** on that one right there.

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I politely turn them down or say the person they're looking for is not home. It's just other people doing their jobs and it's not fair to harass them.


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#10
You silly children make it sound like they don't get paid if people decide to have a little fun with them. If some one decides to call MY number they will pay. And get paid while doing it. Everyone wins.
#11
just tell them you dont have a phone, then wait for their responce.
the good ones dont even miss a beat.
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What's with people being so rude to telemarketers?

I've noticed it's all over the web...people brag about their stories of harassing telemarketers etc. They think it's funny..

Is it just me, or is this ridiculous? These are people just like us, doing their jobs. They're not the assholes who pay for the phone calls to be made...they're the ones working for a living.

If you're so bothered by the call...it's as easy as "Sorry, not interested. *click*". Hell, you could just hang up the moment you know it's a telemarketer. Anything is better than harassing another person for nothing more than doing his job.

Am I alone?


Look here, these people know what they signed up for when they took the job, okay? As far as I'm concerned, these people should get better jobs if they don't want to be treated that way. Everyone knows everyone hates telemarketers, and it's part of the risk taking the job. As for the argument about how they're not the ones paying for the calls to be made, and they're just doing their job.. So are hit men. Should we let THAT get in the way of the way we feel about them? No.

**** them.
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A telemarketer is like the most common job in india and many other large countries around the world. This is the only job they can get.
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. They seem not to get the point.

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Eh, the only thing worse than a telemarketer is a person with an outtie belly button..
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Eh, the only thing worse than a telemarketer is a person with an outtie belly button..


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#20
Meh nothing wrong with telemarketers if they dont keep ringing you back.

I had one guy who kept ringing back every 5 minutes. Normally, I would pull the phone out of the hook for a few hours, but I needed the phone because I was expecting a very important call.... Needless to say I said a few things to him that should never be said...

Like "If I come down there Im going to anally rape you with a banana and make you eat it. Do not call this number. If you do I wall rape your children, your childrens children and then kill you and your wife with a dildo"

Or something to that effect I cant remember the my exact words... But I remember it involved raping children, a banana and anal rape and a dildo :s
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ololol .
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Look here, these people know what they signed up for when they took the job, okay? As far as I'm concerned, these people should get better jobs if they don't want to be treated that way. Everyone knows everyone hates telemarketers, and it's part of the risk taking the job. As for the argument about how they're not the ones paying for the calls to be made, and they're just doing their job.. So are hit men. Should we let THAT get in the way of the way we feel about them? No.

**** them.


Are you really so irritable that a phone call gets you this pissed off?

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You silly children make it sound like they don't get paid if people decide to have a little fun with them. If some one decides to call MY number they will pay. And get paid while doing it. Everyone wins.


Uh, nobody said nor implied that. It's more an issue of being decent to another human.
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Are you really so irritable that a phone call gets you this pissed off?


Have you not read my other posts in this forum? Or in the Best Guitarist Of This Era thread in Modern Rock? I'm one of the most hateful people on these forums.

Mostly without reason, other than to argue with people over things I agree with them about.
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I'm not rude, i just poke fun. I usually pretend i'm Arnie or something or pretend when they say, is Cathy home (my mum), I say She died in a car accident yesterday. Its hilarious.


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Have you not read my other posts in this forum? Or in the Best Guitarist Of This Era thread in Modern Rock? I'm one of the most hateful people on these forums.

Mostly without reason, other than to argue with people over things I agree with them about.


Right on.
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Have you not read my other posts in this forum? Or in the Best Guitarist Of This Era thread in Modern Rock? I'm one of the most hateful people on these forums.

Mostly without reason, other than to argue with people over things I agree with them about.


sorta like the Meths, who just argues for aguements sake
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Right on.


You should have seen the argument I made to a school official just because I didn't like him. A kid got suspended for wearing a confederate flag on his shirt.. See.. I live in Missouri, and I think anyone who wears them is a moron for a number of reasons. One, this state was neutral.. And two.. The south lost, it's nothing to be proud of.

However, just because I didn't like the principal I argued that it was perfectly okay for him to wear it, for the same reason we're allowed to wear American Flags. Our country has killed millions of people, and we can wear that flag because we're proud of the soldiers who fought in the war. The principal used to yell at me for refusing to stand for the Anthem, pointing out that he was a Vietnam Vet, and I should show respect. So, I used this argument against him, when I pointed out that this student's great great grandfather was a Civil War vet for the Confederacy. And he was just showing his respect.

Keep in mind, being a Mexican, I'm completely anti-racist memorabilia.. But I have a habit of playing Devil's Advocate..
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#29
Argument is always healthy and often good fun, I agree. Especially when it's some jackass on a PC powertrip (ie principal)
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sorta like the Meths, who just argues for aguements sake


Except, Meths always uses logic. I only use logic fifty percent of the time, and that's only when I actually care about what I'm talking about.

Oh, and the PC powertrip thing. He got on my case about saying the word "wetback", and insisted I wasn't allowed to use it. I informed him that as a white person, him telling me I can't use a word that's used to describe my people is oppressing me, and therefore is more offensive than my use of the actual word.
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lol nice, how'd he respond to that?
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lol nice, how'd he respond to that?

Well the story goes like this: our macot was an Indian. I bitched sarcastically about the mascot, using sacred images and symbols for a football game. And the term Indian, too. I said, "We may as well be called the Wetbacks, or the Fighting Kikes." Got written up for that, and the reason for it was because what I said was offensive. "Okay", I said, "I'll give you that it's offensive, but that's kind of the point, isn't it?" Anyway, after being in the office for roughly an hour arguing with the principal he just gave me ISS.

He brought up some real stupid ****, too. "Are you an Indian, Cory? If not, I don't think you should be offended, and you have no authority to say what is and isn't offensive."

To which I replied, "Yes, I am, seeing as how I'm a Mexican, we are considered the Nauhautl Indian tribe, where the **** do you think Maize came from? Ever heard of the Toltecs?"

Then he got quiet and didn't say anything. So I brought something else up, "Besides, what does whether or not I'm an Indian have to do with this at all? That's like saying because I'm not a woman I can't be a feminist, or because a lot of Americans weren't Jewish, they should have just let the Holocaust go."

So.. He never really liked me. His secretary did, though. She thought I was funny because I always left him speechless in the middle of his idiotic statements.
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i just act like im interested for a minute, then say i got a call on my cell phone, then go like "oh ****, my mom just dropped acid and hijacked a school bus full of penguins and my grandmother fell into epilepsy, i gotta go." it always gives everyone a good laugh.

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#34
I feel sorry for them. Especially for the ones in India. It's a real career for people there and they train hard to please us slobs.. They are just doing their jobs. I talk to them. I'm always up for a chat
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#35
I can understand not being rude to telemarketers. But is it that wrong to be rude to Jehovah's Witnesses? My great grandmother is one, so I guess that makes me 1/4 Jehovah's Witness. And, if they come to my door and I start blasting pornography, does that make me a bad person?
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I can understand not being rude to telemarketers. But is it that wrong to be rude to Jehovah's Witnesses? My great grandmother is one, so I guess that makes me 1/4 Jehovah's Witness. And, if they come to my door and I start blasting pornography, does that make me a bad person?

No, it makes you an upstanding American citizen
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