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Time Hackers…

13 Mar

“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.  😉

Jay 🙂

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6 responses to “Time Hackers…

  1. irtfyblog

    March 13, 2015 at 15:00

    Nice post!

    I continue receiving calls from someone who sounds like a robo-caller, but it’s an actual person. It’s really creepy how this lady disguises her voice to make you believe she’s automated.

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  2. shopgirlanonymous

    March 13, 2015 at 18:24

    I remember once it was company policy not to give your name or say the word “yes” with telemarketers or robotic calls. If the company was charged for any reason for a phone call you answered the pay came out of your paycheck.

    One afternoon I was running a store opening when I just happened to be closest to the phone. The area code was not one I recognized and when I answered the person on the other land had an incredibly strong accent. I answered with the typical greeting but left out my name.

    The voice on the other end, “and this is?”
    “What’s that?”
    “Who am I speaking to? Give me your name”
    I again declined thinking this was a scam, “that information is not necessary, can I help you?”.
    “Let me talk to your supervisor.”
    “Okie dokes,” I handed her over to my DM, and then started to hear my DM burst into laughter. When all was done and the phone call was over, “Dude, that was the director of store operations, you are in it deep!”

    From that day until I was a DM myself I was referred to as ‘not necessary’ by anyone from corporate. lol!

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  3. Opinionated Man

    March 18, 2015 at 22:49

    Screen those calls man! lol 😉

    Liked by 1 person

     

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