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Thread: phone calls

  1. #26
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    Sep 2010
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Many of these calling services just dial phone numbers in sequence. Others originate in foreign countries, so don't care about our 'do not call' lists.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

  2. #27
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    Dec 2010
    Norfolk, VA
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    I hate when you have to push all of those options and finally get the option to talk to someone and the first thing they want you to do is repeat all the answers to the questions you just pushed all of those buttons for. Really, if they aren't going to give the info to the techs to make it faster then don't waste our time either.

    I hate telemarketers and rarely talk to them. I've had this one call that has been coming in for months now and I answer it just to have to hold a phone to my ear to hear nothing, then it goes dead. Well last night after a few seconds someone did say something, he ask if he could talk to the homeowner. I told him since he didn't know my name meant he was trying to sell me something and I don't do solicitations. He hung up really fast. Some of the are relentless and you can tell them to stop calling but they don't. I had one once that would call several times a day wanting me to refinance my house, I would never do that with someone cold calling and harassing me. Finally, one day when they called I just started screaming at the top of my lungs. They hung up and never called back. I had a magazine that kept calling me wanting me to buy mags, wouldn't listen. Finally one day I said yes, I wanted several of her different mags. She got all excited and said really. I said sure, I'm in the middle of a bankruptcy and I can get your mags and then add them when I file and not have to pay for them, right. She hestitated and said right and then hung up. Never heard from her again either. Its sad you have to go to extremes to have privacy.

  3. #28
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    Jan 2011
    Southern USA
    Many times if I just start poking random numbers instead of the Select 1 or 2, I get transferred to a person.
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  4. #29
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    Jun 2012
    Sonoma County, CA
    Funny...15+ years ago we had to change our phone system around at work because we discovered there was a hidden "feature" that if someone hit zero from any menu, they'd end up talking to the CEO!! We never knew this until people just started doing it. We got that fixed pretty quick, as you can imagine.

    I used to work in the phone center....it's a really difficult job. (I work at a credit union) Now I'm a programmer and it's an easier job in a lot of ways...I never get yelled at anymore! But I do sort of miss talking to our Members - you get a crowd of regulars that call all the time and you get to know them after awhile, it can be kind of fun. Some people are so crazy!

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