TheMusicMan said:When these people take these jobs with marketing/promotion/double glazing companies, they know what they are letting themselves in for, and they also know that they are going to recieve a hostile reception quite regularly... and their employers train them in spin methods to get around this...
I am not a rude person, but firmly believe in fair play. They won't give me their number for the same reasons as I don't like them calling me.
I am definately not trying to defend any company, especially one that use machines and/or cold calling, but when approached in the street I will always say no thanks, or more often, my dad works in your office.
but also wuite often, employees are told it's an easy way to make money with commission, and are college students (in st helens), who don't actually know what they're letting themselves in for.
I'm not making an excuse for the company here, and believe, me, the number of people who have asked for a brochure to be sent out, and the phone has said that's not copmpany policy... they're losing themselves business. and how mny people would object to a brochure? (as long as the address wasn't abused)
I do appologise for this, and realise it's not rudeness in the everyday sense, but sometimes you've got to uphold standards no matter what discomfort it puts you in.