As a part time telemarketer, I often notice people ranting online about how much they hate telemarketers, brainstorming ways to annoy us for revenge. I tend to empathized with those who take out their frustration on the relatively innocent telemarketers.
I admit I was rude to telemarketers several times too. I once loudly yelled, “Good Luck!” to a telemarketer trying to sell me credit cards.
Despite what telemarketing companies claim, I believe nobody becomes a telemarketer selling credit cards over the phone by choice.
I have been underemployed or unemployed for long periods of time. On top of my credit card debts and student loan, I have to confront my worsening mental health. Being underemployed or unemployed makes me feel even more clinically depressed, anxious and hopeless. The last thing I need to hear is someone telling me how I need to get a real job instead of bothering him or her with my phone calls. Yeah, tell me something I don’t know already...