05-10-2017 02:10 PM
I noticed like 99% of telemarketing calls are for useless products or services therefore I just ignore them and hang up on them so they won't call me back though some do.
07-28-2017 08:05 AM
I definitely feel empathy for them. It's not a very good job and the "value" of what you're selling is probably pretty low if it exists at all. I don't assume they're horrible people...but I do assume their work environment / career situation probably isn't very good if they're a telemarketer.
08-04-2017 07:10 AM
If it's the first or second time they are calling me, I am polite and yes, I do feel empathy. They are just trying to make a living, the same as all of us. When we're cold calling, we're essentially telemarketers.
But, I get between 5 and 10 calls per week from real estate agents and air duct cleaning companies. With them, I immediately request that they DO NOT CALL!!!!! If they call again, then I simply hang up.