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Rant Work related - "Can I speak to the owner of the business"

Discussion in 'General' started by Weekly_Estimate, 30 Nov 2010.

  1. Weekly_Estimate

    Weekly_Estimate Gives credit where its due

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    Had around 5 calls from these guys this morning saying "Can i speak to the owner of the business"...

    Me: I'm afraid he isn't in...
    Them: I'll phone back later then...

    Really gets on my nerves there nearly always offering something. The owner wouldn't speak to them even if he was here. If it was something important they'd either have his mobile number or contact him by letter. :duh: let the flames begin, Go away haters!
     
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  2. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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  3. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Music Enthusiast

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    I get that baring in mind im a glorified waiter

    9 times out of 10 i can answer the question if its a complaint they usually get the same reply i give "Sorry about the wait but there is a delay and we are trying to get orders out ASAP help yourself to a free drink"

    And stop bothering me you little basta....
     
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  4. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    "Sorry, he doesn't work here any more."

    They get so confused you get to hang up first.
     
  5. BRAWL

    BRAWL Well-Known Member

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    Wow dude, try working in a benefits office you have no idea how annoying salesmen can be.

    Me: Housing Benefits, Nik speaking
    Salesman: Hi, can I speak to the business manager please?
    Me: Well, you couldn't really this is a benefits office?
    Salesman: Oh right, Well would you be intres...

    +phone down+

    <<ten seconds later>>

    Me: Housing Benefits, Nik speaking
    Salesman: Hi I was just...

    +Phone down+

    Idiots... the lot of them. They don't understand we aren't a business specifically if not an arm of Her Majesties Government! Idiots, the lot of them :p repeated for effect.

    Then we have the claimant's... lets not go there shall we?
     
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  6. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    I did this job for a while (selling add space) calling up MD of samsung and getting an interpreter in - heard 2 mins pitch and then hung up lol
     
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  7. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Music Enthusiast

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    My friend owned his own business and he used to get calls from salesmen daily the same guys

    Salesman: Hello sir can i speak to the manager
    Owner: No you ****ing well can't

    -phone down

    ring back

    Salesmen: excuse me your attitude is appauling i would like to speak to your manager about a complaint
    Owner: Ok i'll get him *walks away for 2 minutes to get a drink*
    Owner: Hello manager speaking
    Salesmen: Oh hel..

    -Phone down
     
  8. Apocalypso

    Apocalypso Fully armed and operational.

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    We get hourly calls from disti's and resellers asking for the IT manager, to a man they all get put straight through to a pre-recorded message.

    It's too disrupting to answer them all, if we did we'd never get any work done.

    /slinks back off the forum
     
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  9. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    Fortunately, when I was back in Taunton working at McDonalds, I was a manager for a brief amount of time before I went to uni. Got a few of these calls.

    Me: McDonalds Taunton, Seb speaking, how can I help?
    Them: can I speak to your business manager?
    Me: Of course, what's it about?
    Them: Wondering if they would be interested in...
    Me: Sure, I'll just get them, they're in Barnstable atm, are you willing to wait?*
    Them:...... *click*

    If they're going to waste my time, I'm more than happy to waste theirs.

    *Barnstable is just over an hours drive from Taunton.
     
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  10. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Music Enthusiast

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    OT: Duuuuuuuuuuuuude i go to college in barnstable :rock:
     
  11. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    Haha, I worked at the McD's for a shift there once... was a bit of a laugh. Guy owns a tonne of stores in Devon, and then one in Somerset >.<
     
  12. keir

    keir S p i t F i r e

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    I went for an open day at a place called infoserve that does this. and it just reminded me of the pyramid Scheme sketch in the Simpsons.

    Didn't take the job..
     
  13. Nedsbeds

    Nedsbeds Badger, Slime, Weasel!!

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    Just give them the number for 10 downing street and tell them to ask for a chap called David....
     
  14. Canon

    Canon Reformed

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    Put the telephone back on the reciever, problem solved....
     
  15. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Music Enthusiast

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    theres two within a 3 minute drive in barnstaple its stupid there was once going to be a third inbetween but KFC beat them to it :duh:
     
  16. profqwerty

    profqwerty New Member

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    My grandfather leads them on and says "I'm sorry it was nice chatting, I would buy it but I don't have any money".
     
  17. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    I find the best thing is to start trying to sell them something back, it really ****s with their heads.

    Salesman: Would you be interested in [insert double-glazing, new phone contract, penis growth products etc here]?
    You: No, I already have [double glazing, a new phone, a massive dong etc], but would you be interested in [carpet, professional cleaning services, shutting the hell up etc]?
     
  18. fev

    fev Industry Fallout

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    Try having a job as a buyer, if you don't get 3-4 calls a day with "i have this amazing product" then it's usually a faulty desk phone.

    Oh and if anyone's watched Dragon's Den and fancies taking the advice "Sit in their reception until they see you... eventually they'll give in"

    We don't......ever
     
  19. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    This.
     
  20. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    I have received calls on my cell phone that went like this;

    (Rings)
    Automated message: "Hello, please hold for the next available agent"
    Me: Hang up

    Really? You call me to put me on hold?! If I could crawl through the phone and strangle them with their own intestines I would...
     

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