“Hi, this is Ashley…Andrew…Dan…Bill…our records indicate…this is #Google calling…” Ah, those famous words heard throughout the day on my business phone.
The calls that take up so much of my time during the day when I could actually be working; or properly goofing off reading posts on WordPress.com.
All of these recordings, sometimes several an hour, taking up my time unnecessarily, for what? I dunno, because I never listen to the whole message. Does anyone? Really?
I consider these #robo-calls time hackers. Yes, they are hacking into my time when I could be doing something more productive (subjective). It used to be that caller ID would let me know when it was some odd caller that I could most often determine a #timehacker. But now, they use regular phone numbers which means in the business world, I have to answer the phone. Of course, if I get one of those Ads R Us caller IDs, I still ignore it but when I get one that appears as a local number, I can’t. Therefore, wasting my time.
Occasionally, I get a legitimate sales call, “Hi, this is Fred and I’m with some company that wants to sell you something, can I speak to the owner, please?” Much more refreshing, I assure you but alas Fred, if you can find the owner through all the corporate red tape, tell them I’d like to speak to them, too. 😉