Fun With Telemarketers
They're just doing their job and I understand that. It's a miserable job and I understand that. But, jesus!
A friend told me that there is a Telemarketing Game that you can play where you score points based on various criteria. I think he may have made it up on the spot, since he never did tell me the point structure. So I will attempt to codify here.
It's based on the fact that the longer a telemarketer is on the phone, the more money it costs the company s/he works for. That being said, here's my first pass at a score card
(N.B. - Yes, I will be using tables, but I don't think that in anyway violates the integretity of the site)
Some examples and suggestions that may perhaps go on too long -
Another friend told me he has a foolproof method for stumping Long-Distance hawkers. After a prolonged hammering out of the details, it goes something like this -
At this point the telemarketer's circuits are blown. He said that one of two things happen. Either he gets hung up on or the Telemarketer tries to convince him that he actually does have a phone.
These examples are real life conversations to the best of my ability to remember them.
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