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"i saw your number on my call display"

SUNKIST

TRIBE Member
then why didnt you answer your phone fucker?

my other job is telephone interviews. when i call people they dont answer, then they call back 30 seconds later and asked me why i ws calling.

a)who actually calls the numbers back? when i scroll through my call display, i see a number, but no message, so i figure it isnt of dire importance, and assume they'll call back if need be..what do these people sit by their call display unit, wait for people to hang up then call and see who it is and what they wanted?
b)if you were going to call back a number that reads "WESTMOUNT RESEARCH" why are you surprised im going to ask you if you want to do a survey? then get all pissy that im wasting your time. YOU CALLED BACK!!!!....on your own accord none the less....

idiots..
 

Sassy

TRIBE Member
My condolenses.... I did telemarketing and phone research for a couple of months while I was in university, fuck - worst job ever, I was way to sensitive to be doing this type of work, I used to get offended when people yelled at me and I would bitch back - needless to say I wasn't very good at it. :(
 

Boo

TRIBE Member
So you are the person behind these survey's?

*Jabs closest sharpest object at you*

Turns out to be a Q-Tip :(
 

SUNKIST

TRIBE Member
^^haha but it balances out..im also the one selling you your cock rings :p


Sassy-youre so right. its easy money while im in school and the people really piss me off. they talk to you like your a machine or a taped voice. im a person dammit!!!! it hurts my feelings when you yell at me!!!
 

kerouacdude

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by SUNKIST
then why didnt you answer your phone fucker?

my other job is telephone interviews. when i call people they dont answer, then they call back 30 seconds later and asked me why i ws calling.

a)who actually calls the numbers back? when i scroll through my call display, i see a number, but no message, so i figure it isnt of dire importance, and assume they'll call back if need be..what do these people sit by their call display unit, wait for people to hang up then call and see who it is and what they wanted?
b)if you were going to call back a number that reads "WESTMOUNT RESEARCH" why are you surprised im going to ask you if you want to do a survey? then get all pissy that im wasting your time. YOU CALLED BACK!!!!....on your own accord none the less....

idiots..
Two factors I think

Self-importance and curiousity: people can't bear the thought that someone doesn't want to leave them a message. People are just dying to know who has made their life exciting for that moment.

This has been aided by the new technology and the advertising that tells us that we need the technology and which encourages us to be nosy, rude people (call display, call screening)..

I remember the days of rotary dial - if the phone rang once or twice and stopped, it was like "oh, wrong number i guess"...no one thinks that's a possibility anymore despite the proliferation of phones, phone numbers, and stupid people who don't understand that a phone is a privelege and comes with certain etiquette.
 
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Jeffsus

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The answer is simple.

Because you get up, go to your phone, but by the time you get there, the call answer has picked up.

So you phone back.

ANd find some irritating marketing people have phoned ( no offence)

Personally I think unsolicited phone calls are the devil. I usually let them know that I disagree with telemarketing of any kind, hang up on them immediately, and make note to try and avoid whatever company it was in the future.

There's nothing worse than getting unsolicited calls on my cell phone, where I have to -pay- for them to peddle me their dribble.

-jM
A&D
 

SUNKIST

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Jeffsus
The answer is simple.

Because you get up, go to your phone, but by the time you get there, the call answer has picked up.

So you phone back.

ANd find some irritating marketing people have phoned ( no offence)

Personally I think unsolicited phone calls are the devil. I usually let them know that I disagree with telemarketing of any kind, hang up on them immediately, and make note to try and avoid whatever company it was in the future.

There's nothing worse than getting unsolicited calls on my cell phone, where I have to -pay- for them to peddle me their dribble.

-jM
A&D
thats the thing. its not like im calling to sell them some EPil-Stop, or to ask whats their favourtie kind of pop...its a call, in regards to an insurance claim they made...its not exactly unsolicited.
 

mingster

TRIBE Member
Dooooooooood.
I did market research on the phone for 5 years.
Not a bad gig, if you work for the right company.

Ming.
 

Plato

TRIBE Member
i used to do telemarketting
i'd have to wakre up before noon on saturdays for it

i found i could actually sleep on the phone and still keep the conversation going.

most boring monotonous job evar!

p[l]a+0
 
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Jeffsus

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Plato
most boring monotonous job evar!

p[l]a+0
I've found its difficult to quantitatively compare the monotony of employment. I mean, at what point, does work become arbitrarily close to absolute boring such that drawing comparisons between different metrics of boring is still numerically significant?

Certainly a question for our generation *sniff*.
I mean... *sip*... these things are important.
and shit.

-jM
A&D
http://www.deoxy.org/endwork.htm
 

HappyJR

TRIBE Member
I was doing mall surveys for a while a couple of years ago.

Paid really well, but I'm just not the type to be able to do something like that.

So after a few days of it, I flipped out and started yelling at the passers by.

Security had to escort me out.

It was great.
 

MARCin

TRIBE Member
In regards to why people call back, from personal experience, i don't have answering machine on my cell, just call display. And since I don't carry my mobile around me 24/7, or sometimes put my ringer on silent, i do call the number back. I never had a telemarketer call me on my cell yet though.

marc..
 

AdRiaN

TRIBE Member
Tell me about it!

Originally posted by Jeffsus
There's nothing worse than getting unsolicited calls on my cell phone, where I have to -pay- for them to peddle me their dribble.
I always wonder how telemarketers get ahold of my cell number. I'm pretty careful about filling out forms, entries, and applications where I suspect my information will be used for marketing purposes. It's not like a regular land line where someone can just pull your name out of the phone book if they want.
 

AdRiaN

TRIBE Member
Calling Back

I could never bring myself to engage in one of the most awkward telephone conversations known to man:

"Hi. Ummmm, I received a call from this number earlier today."

How does one respond to this with anything OTHER than, So what?!
 
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BigBadBaldy

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by HappyJR
I was doing mall surveys for a while a couple of years ago.

Paid really well, but I'm just not the type to be able to do something like that.

So after a few days of it, I flipped out and started yelling at the passers by.

Security had to escort me out.

It was great.
"..and then I got a job at the post office."
 

SUNKIST

TRIBE Member
Re: Tell me about it!

Originally posted by AdRiaN

I always wonder how telemarketers get ahold of my cell number. I'm pretty careful about filling out forms, entries, and applications where I suspect my information will be used for marketing purposes. It's not like a regular land line where someone can just pull your name out of the phone book if they want.
people always ask us that. then they start yelling and say "TAKE ME OFF YOUR LIST!!!!"....um...yes.....im a doing it right now....:rolleyes:
there is no list. the company we do the survey for (in this case the governement) they supply the numbers. so you had to have had dealings with them before. whatever number you gave them to contact you at...thats the number we have. all we're doing is reading it off a screen..i have no clue who you are, what you do, or where you live. secondly, a lot of companies sell numbers to other companies..but thats mostly in telemarketing.
 

swenard

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I did telemarketing once. For about 2.5 hours.

We were supposed to call people randomly out of the telephone book. I just pretended to call people, and talked on the phone instead.
 
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acheron

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Also, people who have call answer but not call display on their phones, still get the number - pressing '5' in Bell's call answer when the message is playing will give you the time of the call, the length of the call, and the number from which the call eminated - unless it's been blocked. If the person calling you also has call answer, you can respond to them directly by leaving them a message without calling them. It's possible to send group messages this way as well.

Anyway - it is very possible to get nothing but a number and a hangup on call answer - which always makes me wonder who the heck was calling. So I call them back, ask who they are and what it's about.

When the callback number is a dialer for a phone centre, I sometimes like to play games by calling it back with a modem, or just calling it to keep it out of the dialling loop. Sometimes, the dialer will be in mid call, get intercepted by my call, and I'll end up talking to a CSR who was expecting to talk to someone else entirely. In which case I alternate between just telling them off for having such a stupid dialling system, or I impersonate whoever they were calling and give slightly bent answers to throw off the curve.
 

AdRiaN

TRIBE Member
Re: Re: Tell me about it!

Originally posted by SUNKIST
there is no list. the company we do the survey for (in this case the governement) they supply the numbers. so you had to have had dealings with them before.
I can appreciate that. But those calls don't bother me (ie. TD Canada Trust is always bugging me about something every few months, but they're my bank, so no big deal)

My real question is how a company like Columbia House got ahold of my cell number! Or why some dude from Bank of Montreal Mastercard thought I might be interested in a low introductory rate!
 

Cheeka

TRIBE Member
who cares if someone hangs up before they get your machine or doesn't leave you a message???
do you REALLY need to know who it was?? you better call back and figure it out :rolleyes:

haha - that's just pathetic.
some people have WAY too little going on in their lives!
 

MalGlo

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by acheron
Also, people who have call answer but not call display on their phones, still get the number - pressing '5' in Bell's call answer when the message is playing will give you the time of the call, the length of the call, and the number from which the call eminated - unless it's been blocked. If the person calling you also has call answer, you can respond to them directly by leaving them a message without calling them. It's possible to send group messages this way as well.

Anyway - it is very possible to get nothing but a number and a hangup on call answer - which always makes me wonder who the heck was calling. So I call them back, ask who they are and what it's about.

When the callback number is a dialer for a phone centre, I sometimes like to play games by calling it back with a modem, or just calling it to keep it out of the dialling loop. Sometimes, the dialer will be in mid call, get intercepted by my call, and I'll end up talking to a CSR who was expecting to talk to someone else entirely. In which case I alternate between just telling them off for having such a stupid dialling system, or I impersonate whoever they were calling and give slightly bent answers to throw off the curve.
your very bored.. aren't you?
 
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