I could never be a telemarketer, bill collector, etc. I have absolutely no patience when dealing with assholes. Although they're annoying, I give them props for being able to do that type of job. It's a pain in the ass enough dealing with people, let alone random people or folks who are avoiding you. I have a job where we set up all sorts of programs. Due to the whole "Chinuh virus" we have been doing things virtually, almost exclusively through zoom. People sign up for our (free) programs and we send them a zoom link. Problem is, for whatever reason most e-mails think it's spam and people don't know to check their spam folders; they end up thinking we never sent them anything. So we decide to call families one by one to let them know. Most of the calls were okay, or went to voicemail. Generally, when I call, people are initially defensive or tell me "I don't have time, what you need?!!" until they realize who I am and they sort of soften up. today I called a lady: > Hi, I'm Alphaboy calling from xyz company... am I speaking to--- >> (pissed off sounding) I gotta go to court soon, hurry up make it quick! What do you want? > I want to know if you'll be attending our progra-- >> Y'all never sent me anything! > (While trying to maintain professionalism, my voice took on that annoyed, segmented tone). Yes. That. Is. Why. I. Am. Calling. You. To. Let. You. Know. Tha-- >> I gotta go to court just gimme the information!!! > Aight... I'll call you back... *I leave* I'm not in sales, folks sign up for us. Sometimes they forget or sometimes they have a change of heart, but generally they're ecstatic when they realize we're not some bill collectors or something. Has anyone ever done a sales job, telemarketer or something? I can imagine how frustrating that can be if I run into shit from people who actually came to us (although admittedly it's rare).