Bush Signs Do-Not-Call List Into Law
I used to work as a telemarketer. I didn't stay at that job for more than a week because I hated it and the way they wanted us to treat people over the phone. And I'm not one who likes to bother people anyway. So I'm actually kinda glad this has gone into effect, because even my family signed up for that do-not-call list, regardless of my previous week-long employment.
It's really not the telemarketers themselves who are the problem. They're ordinary people like you or me who need a little income. It's the way they're trained that's the problem. I was trained to badger people and keep them on the phone as long as possible. I was not to take no for an answer and even if they began cussing at me I was to continue the sales pitch.
Needless to say, management didn't like me much during that week because I wasn't really "trying" hard enough to keep people on the phone. Rather, I tended to take no for an answer when I knew there was no way in heck I'd get a sale out of that person.
What do you think of this news. I'm sure there will be some groups screaming about this, you know, the ones that said it was unconstitutional for this list to be created in the first place, but I think that this is something that needed to be done.
As always I'm open to correction though. Interested in your thoughts.