Getting one good call is I think probably good for any telemarketer Peter. I don’t even answer the phone during the daytime unless I already know someone is going to call. Most are telemarketers so I let my opening ‘greeting’ message play and most of them just hang up when they realize it’s a message machine. Those who do need to speak wait and begin leaving a message. If I hear them talking about something important I lift the receiver and interrupt.
If I do answer and there is even a bit of ‘air’ before someone actually speaks, I hang up.
I’m not unique either. Telemarketing is a very difficult and even thankless form of employment that presses, in many ways, for the receiver having to engage in what otherwise is considered junk mail.
This isn’t what your expensive education prepared you to be doing and I’m more than just a little upset that you are having to even do this. I do not believe I am alone in this.