Skip to comments.Telesales reps reveal cruel and bizarre put-downs suffered during cold calls
Posted on 05/25/2014 2:25:41 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
Telesales reps have been asked to reveal the cruellest things people have said to them over the phone.
Cold callers of reddit disclosed the harshest and most bizarre put-downs they have suffered, presumably before being hung up on by disgruntled members of the public.
No one like being disturbed by strangers wasting their time with sales talk and most of us do not appear to be shy about telling random callers exactly what they think.
(Excerpt) Read more at metro.co.uk ...
WARNING: Article contains foul language, adult concepts, telemarketers.
Yesterday's call was two words long.
Reminded me of this:
Was either of them printable?
Yes. "____ you."
OK, you’re batting 0.500.
I remember a scene in a movie (can’t remember the name.) A guy is eating dinner when the phone rings. He answers and a telemarketer starts his spiel. The guy interrupts the telemarketer and says, “Are you proud of yourself? Is this what you wanted to be when you were growing up?” and then hangs up.
I snorted Sprite up my nose and it hurt like hell but I laughed my ass off.
“Yea, though I suffer the slings and arrows of outraged Americans,
I shall endeavor to invade their dinner hour,
And request of them, meaningless, silly, and invasive information,
Or hawk my supposed wares of the moment,
Or, attempt to persuade them of political issues I know nothing about,
All the while, slandering their names, their beloved towns’ names, while reading from the holy writ,
That produces my meager, and undeserved, wage.
Stolen for future use.
Thanks - I’ve never seen a genuine prayer to Satan before.
interesting time stamp. Shame the year is not 2015.
I work for a company that employs telemarketers as a small part of our overall sales. We hate them just as much as everybody else does. A telemarketer will say anything, promise everything, just to make a sale. Makes not the least difference whether we can do it or not. Promise installation at a time or on a day that we have no installers working? No problem. Our usual promotions are about as flexible as wet spaghetti, so it’s really quite an accomplishment for a telemarketer to sell a package that we just cannot honor. They manage. We pick up the pieces. The telemarketing group is an independent contractor, so we just can’t introduce them to Mr. Leadpipe. I haven’t listened to the recording yet. But, whatever it is, it’s way too nice. There may be some honest telemarketers somewhere. I say, “Kill ‘em all and let Ghod sort them out.”
I always lower my voice and ask them what they are wearing. THEY hang up on ME...but, mission accomplished!
I could work with that theme...
Many, many years ago, I was a telemarketer, and trust me - you didn’t stray from the script and it had to be legal - our companies were Fortune 500 companies who had attorneys monitoring our calls. Some of you think its cute to say nasty things to telemarketers, but believe me, for some women with children, with only a high school education, it is sometimes the only option they have in a weak economy. They were working and earning a pay check which kept them off the welfare roles, which so many of you bitch about. Believe it or not, they got paid fairly well - so, from the sounds of those in this thread, they haven’t a clue what they are talking about. And, no, we were NOT allowed to say anything or promise anything to make a sale. We were monitored daily and if we promised something or made outrageous statements, our butts were out the door. Don’t know what kind of things your telemarketers were doing, but they sound like they were giving the legitimate companies a bad name.