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Well the telemarketers are probably not too happy with their jobs, and would take any opportunity to quit when they can. But sitting there getting paid for calling random people just to be hung up on.. hey , free money. Some may even be professionals at it making tons of money.. It's just marketing.

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The people who do it a majority of the time are the people who get paid to do so. Its a soul sucking brain dead awful job to boot. I did it for a month, but it paid the rent and I'd still choose that over being homeless any day. Even if it means 10 hours of ass hats who can't just say "Thanks, not interested" and hang up but instead have to scream and tirade at you. Actually since most of those jobs have a quota requirement, its better if your not interested to politely hang up than li

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I worked as a telemarketer for 2 weeks. It was miserable. I cried often. And my job was to call the companies past clients, it's amazing how many people never had their carpet cleaned, yet I could tell them about the strain under their couch.

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29, IF we're talking about landline, then 1. Phone provider might not have "blacklist" feature. 2. Phone provider might not even have CallerID service. If there's no blacklist and no CallerID, then the only way to block incoming calls is to unplug the phone.

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No, I'm pretty sure an English speaker saying they can't speak English and then posting an FML in English is lie, amigo. But I don't care, the person was annoyed, they had to do what they had to do. Just here to correct people.

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I don't understand why people don't just tell them to take their phone number off their list. Listen to them once, and never again. (: If they call you again from the same company after you ask to be taken off, you are allowed to sue them. Although sueing them isn't an answer, it'll keep them away from you at the very least.

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my rule for numbers that don't look suspicious and then are telemarketers when you pick up is if there's a delay after you say hello you can probably hang up. and no seeing caller id and ignoring doesn't work because telemarketers started leaving voice mails and everyone hates those

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So, when I put 62s comment in google translate, I got: "that's true. I think that he is not all cups in the cabinet" Thanks google. Thanks.

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#78: hahaha that gave me a chuckle. My thought would be maybe it's some German expression that doesn't translate properly to English

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"He doesn't have all his cups in the cupboard" is basically the same as "He's got a screw loose", while "Er hat einen Vogel" is pretty much "He's fucking insane". Idiomatic phrases don't always translate too well on Google :/

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Google translate tells you what he said, but not what he means. The phrase should be interpreted as something like "He's a beer short of a sixpack" (or a sandwich short of a picnic) He's not quite right in the head

Why resort to all of these tactics to get rid of them? It takes more effort to do that than to just put the phone down. YDI

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In my experience, I have been called after being on the do not call list; but then I fight fire with fire and answer the phone saying I'm an FBI agent and would like to know where they're located. They hang up every time.

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53, are you perfectly sure that this wasn't just someone harassing you for some reason? Because this number seems strangely high for simple telemarketing... could it be that someone had a grudge against you?

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@57 & 53, I get like 35-45 calls a day & 15-30 new voicemails on my house phone daily because Verizon lists my number and wants to charge me not to do so. I've tried telling them not to call, that the number is a lucrative hotline and they are being billed by the minute and their phone bill would have a very descriptive charge...but it kinda backfired, & I hung up on some of the men who called. Answering as a suicide hotline and saying I was tracing their call to send someone over go

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73, Not really. China is Russian neighbor, so I wouldn't be surprised if the guy on the phone could speak it as well.

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OP said it was already the third time this week - guess they got bored of the response. Plus I think these workers know how to keep you talking.

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No I prefer leaving the phone on the desk and let the guy keep talking, while you carry on with your life. I did that once because this telemarketer talked so fast and wouldn't let me interrupt.

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Not necessarily. There's this thing that can make it look like the number is coming from where ever the user wants it to. My fiancé was investigating it for the bank he works for. It looks at the number it's calling and makes itself look like it's coming from the same area code.

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