Telemarketers Vs James
Have u ever taken that perfect nap, only to have your phone ring just as you've hit that sweet spot in the sleepy cycle.
On the other side you usually get the most annoying voice greet 'A very good afternoon to you' ‘myself Suresh calling from XYZ’. A telemarketer life is not easy and I understand that, as I was also once a telemarketer, however I knew when to push and when to just let the potential customer be.
When I receive such a call I thank the telemarketer and say I'm not interested. I am courteous as I know that they are just doing their job, however if they continue to annoy and get cheeky then I let them have it.
I don’t get into a fit of rage or abuse them; I start to sound genuinely interested and ask them all inane questions
Credit Cards / Loans
1. Do I need to pay the loan back
2. Can I take a 50 lac loan and pay Rs 1000 per month
3. Can I give you a fake address and we’ll split the loan
4. Do you know how to pay Gin Rummy with Cards
5. Did you say Phone, Blown, Clone and then go to step 1
By this time they either hang up or some say sir that is not possible. At times I ask them if they are interested in buying a second hand PC or my old pen drive. I even offer heavy discounts but to no avail.
Holiday Packages/ Time Share
Sir are you single or married, if the caller is a male, I say sorry mate I don’t swing that way, If it’s a girl then I say I am but I need to get to know you better. Sadly most don’t get it.
If the conversation continues I ask them if they could convert my house into a holiday home or I ask them if they would like to come for a holiday with me.
99% of the time I don’t answer unknown numbers, I answer them now as I’m currently looking for a job.
Tip: - Don’t get mad at a telemarketer, If you are busy say you’re not interested and if they don’t heed say you’re currently overseas (this always works) If you have time to spare and have nothing to do, have fun.