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11-13-2002, 04:27 PM #1Cindy Sue Cindysioux@yahoo.comGuest
THREE LITTLE WORDS.. ...telemaketing, junk mail, ect
This really does work I work in a large office I answer all inbound calls and
route accordingly, It is my job to filter out the trash, I am not allowed to
mindlessly transfer just anyone, I have to figure out who is the potential
customer, current vendor or legit business opportunity, it isn't as easy as it
seems but they will and I mean every time they will hang up if you put them on
hold, they have a timer on each call and they get dinged if it takes to
> THREE LITTLE WORDS.. I suppose some degree of commerce would grind to a
>halt if telephone solicitors weren't able to call people at home during
>dinner hour. But that doesn't make it any more pleasant.
> Now Steve Rubenstein, a writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, has
>proposed "Three Little Words" based on his brief experience in a
>telemarketing operation that would stop the nuisance for all time.
> The three little words are "Hold On, Please."
> Saying this while putting down your phone and walking off instead of
>hanging up immediately would make each telemarketing call so
> time-consuming that boiler rooms would grind to a halt. When you
> eventually hear the phone company's beep-beep-beep tone, you know it's
>time to go back and hang up your handset, which has efficiently completed
> This might be one of those articles you'll want to e-mail to your
> friends. Three little words that eliminate telephone soliciting.
> Part Two:
> When you get ads in your phone or utility bill, include them with the
>payment - let the companies throw them away.
> When you get those pre approved letters in the mail for everything from
>credit cards to 2nd mortgages and junk like that, most of them come with
>postage paid return envelopes, right? Well, why not get rid of some of
>other junk mail and put it in these cool little envelopes!
> Send an ad for your local chimney cleaner to American Express. Send the
>pizza coupon to Citibank.
> If you didn't get anything else that day then just send them their
> application back! If you want to remain anonymous, just make sure your
>name isn't on anything you send them. You can send it back empty if you
>to just to keep them guessing!
> Eventually, the banks and credit card companies will begin getting
> their junk back in the mail. Let's let them know what it's like to get
> junk mail, and the best of it is that they're paying for it!
> Let's help keep our postal service busy since they say e-mail is
> cutting into their business, and that's why they need to increase
> postage again!
> Send this to a friend or two or three...or fifty....
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