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According to Wikipedia: Telemarketing (known as telesales in the UK and Ireland) is a method of direct marketing in which a salesperson solicits to prospective customers to buy products or services, either over the phone or through a subsequent face to face or Web conferencing appointment scheduled during the call. Telemarketing can also include recorded sales pitches programmed to be played over the phone via automatic dialing. Telemarketing has come under fire in recent years, being viewed as an annoyance by many.

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telemarketing
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1 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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2 Do Not Call registry IN YOUR FACE, TELEMARKETERS!!
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3 Mispronouncing your name I'm sorry but there's no one here by that name
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4 Ignoring the DNC registry What part of Do Not Call do they not understand?
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5 Never Boned Still rocks.
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1 Having all calls go to voicemail AND working the 2nd shift has drastically cut down on those calls for me! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 3, 2011, 12:33 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 Dol, when I first had my number placed on that list, I enjoyed several months of telemarketer-free life. Then the calls started to come back, and now they are as much a raging torrent as those rivers you've had to deal with. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 2, 2011, 12:36 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 So I guess even though it's listed as a reason nobody commenting has ever heard of the do not call list? Or does it just not work anymore? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 1, 2011, 7:59 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Man, you unload on them and they STILL keep coming back. I gotta admit, I'm tempted to do it, but only for those who are extremely persistent. You know, the ones who keep pressuring you even though you said no. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 31, 2011, 11:07 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 I have, and they probably HAVE called back sometime later in spite of it. One company calls almost every day at about 6:15 p.m., in spite of the things I tell the rep on the rare occasions I answer the phone. (It's my bank, or rather the massive corporation that owns my bank; they want to offer me a home equity line of credit, despite my never having applied for one. They always mispronounce my name too. Sometimes they will also offer me a service I already have with them, which tells me that the various departments of the corporation are not communicating with each other very well - or, more likely, that they just don't give a shit. The first dozen times they called, I politely asked them not to call me any more. That was at least fifty calls ago.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 30, 2011, 3:57 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 You are so bad, Soggy! Have you ever really done that? And if so, have they ever called you again? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 30, 2011, 11:19 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 When my phone rings, I will not answer it if no return number is indicated on the screen - UNLESS I'm in an evil mood. Then I'll answer, let the person get a few seconds into their sales pitch, then interrupt them to say: "You know, if you'd only stayed in high school and gotten that diploma, you'd have a REAL job today, and far fewer people would fantasize about ripping your tongue out of your head and sticking it up your big fat ass." -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 28, 2011, 2:29 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
8 How many telemarketers does it take to screw in a light bulb? One, but they have to do it while you're having dinner. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on November 8, 2010, 12:15 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
9 One thing people need to know is that in America it is illegal for any telemarketer to call you after 9 PM local time. Just letting everybody know. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on October 3, 2010, 4:17 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
10 I seem to remember telemarketing disappearing for a while. Well, not disappearing but the number of phone calls decreasing dramatically. Now, with the Do Not Call list, if anything, the number of calls has *increased* dramatically. -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on October 2, 2010, 1:51 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
11 I've never heard of anyone, even stay-at-home moms or senior citizens (the most targeted), ever tell me they get excited when someone out of the blue calls them giving them an opportunity to buy a product or purchase a service. Nor get especially excited when it's a recording of one. The public pretty much gives the message - DO NOT CALL. -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 3, 2009, 12:33 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
12 There's nothing like sitting down to dinner only to be interrupted before you get a chance to say Grace by the ringing of the telephone, and picking it up to hear not the voice of someone important, but someone (or a recording) pitching goods or services you can easily live without. And there's nothing quite like getting the same automated message every week asking you to buy their goods or services, since there's nobody to say "please take me off your list" to. And who could possibly hate getting a thousand calls in one day from an army of different telemarketers? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on August 10, 2009, 12:28 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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