We get a lot of solicitor calls at my office. All of our incoming calls still go through the front desk so we can screen these out. I know it’s their job, but we are trying to our jobs, too, and these calls are SUPER annoying (and waste our time).
I covered the phones for a bit today, and have little patience for the telemarketers. One of today’s exchanges:
Solicitor: Hello, may I speak with John Q Public?
Me: May I tell him who’s calling?
Solicitor: It’s a personal business matter.
Me: Which is it? Personal, or business?
Solicitor: Well, it’s a personal matter.
Me: Ok, then you should contact him at a personal number. Unless you are going to reimburse us for his time?
Solicitor: Well, this is the number listed… If I need to call a personal number instead, I can update the contact info in our…
Me: You do that.