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Late night phone surveys

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:18 pm

Is it possible to be TOO rude to a live person who calls at 10:45 pm and wants you to take a survey (without pay) about unspecified corporate products?

A cell phone has caller ID and I can silence it late at night, but I'm staying with family right now and the landline doesn't have caller ID (or go quiet at night).

They say they're just doing their job. I try to mess with their heads a little, but I guess they just have gotten used to tuning it out and just hang up on me.
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Re: Late night phone surveys

Postby 17thWhitePrince » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:00 am

I think they're the ones being RUDE (and inconsiderate) . . .

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Re: Late night phone surveys

Postby Stros05 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:28 am

No, it is not possible to be TOO rude to a salesperson calling at 10:45pm at night. Sometimes I will tell put them on hold until they hang up.

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Re: Late night phone surveys

Postby RWS » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:39 pm

I never answer a phone call, land or cell, unless I recognize the number calling or listen to the person starting to leave a voice message (on land). Solicitors will generally hang up and not leave a message and I pick up if it is friends or family starting to leave a message (again land).

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Re: Late night phone surveys

Postby Vattené » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:56 pm

No you can't be too rude. Sure, it's their job and that isn't anyone's idea of a dream job, but when you sign up for a job that requires you to routinely piss people off you can't be surprised when some of those people express that to you.

I don't really get those spam-like calls on my cell. I don't have a landline now, but I did for 12 months (it was effectively free for a year-long bundle with my internet provider), and I got a ton with it. I also got a LOT of calls from debt collectors. Maybe that number was previously associated with someone that legitimately didn't pay her bills, but it did no good explaining that the number was no longer associated with the person they were trying to reach. At the beginning I even called back when they left messages to give them the opportunity to correct this (and hopefully not call me relentlessly anymore) but that was useless. I just resorted to letting every call go to voicemail. Now you'd have to pay me to take a landline again.
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