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Is it just me or Do You Find....
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WallSal55    Posted 10-08-2002 at 11:44:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lotsa People Wasta Your Time? It seems like it
all started with Call Waiting, and "Can I
put you on hold?" It just seems like it has just
mushroomed since. I really do not like to make
phone calls anymore because of this.
Lately, when I call doctor's offices, I was put through 3 nurses 'til I had the right one to answer my questions about their office hours, fees, etc.
I guess my fault is patience is not my best
virtue in situations like that, but it seems like
things have gotten so silly and crazy.
I would rather talk to the farmer/country person any day (with the blade of grass in his teeth) and wait for his wise and patient answer.


Tammy E-TX    Posted 10-08-2002 at 18:00:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I love to get them so confused but, with me that does not take much...like today MCI called wanting to save me money? So before they hung up on me over my questions of ok instead of getting one bill...I will get two? then have to write two checks use two stamps to pay the "one" bill? Get the charge of sending two checks in the bank and ...So to save me 1.50 it would cost me 1.68 just to pay the bill...well, by then I had him so upset he hung up on me...I have no clue why after all he called me and should have been able to take my questions right?


valerie    Posted 10-08-2002 at 12:12:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just learned a new trick! When you are getting put through a myriad of hoops and transfers and lockups on line and can't get ahold of a real person.....?

Push 0 over and over again rapidly. It makes something go haywire and "PRESTO" you get a real live person!

Very cool!


Phred MN    Posted 10-08-2002 at 12:59:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes! It does work! Also if you have an answering machine, for your greeting say "I'm not available to answer the phone right now so leave a message...and if your a telemarketer please hang up and DON'T call hear again. Thank you."
I have cut the amount of telemarketer calls by 90% and everyone that leaves a message is laughing. Works great!


magpie    Posted 10-08-2002 at 12:46:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey that sounds like fun! I'm gonna try that.


sHan    Posted 10-08-2002 at 11:58:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
its not just u its everywere ya look.,/ what i cant stand is when ya call some big company that has about 10,000 operators working and ya get put on hold fer 20 min because they say that all representives is asisting other coustomers how can that be the case at any hour of the day or night ya call???? just my 2 cents....


Gary    Posted 10-08-2002 at 12:21:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I suspect it's just a caller router mechanism. Your call I believe is actually being answered by a prerecorded message then routed to someone who probably works at home and has a seperate phone line and computer for taking orders for a variety of companies. I wouldnt doubt it that there is some kind of leader on the incomming call that identifies the company the call is routed from and automatically pulls up an online database containing the most recent catologed items, prices, and shipping rates nationwide and abroad. If one person doesn't get the call then it rolls over to the next worker.


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