Telemarketing Industry Begins PR Campaign

from the boo-hoo-hoo dept

It appears the telemarketers are beginning the latest phase in their PR campaign against the “do not call list”. They’ve gotten an article written up about a poor, unemployed, blind man who can no longer find work as a telemarketer. It’s not as if the people who are in favor of the do not call list have no sympathy for people put out of work by the end of telemarketing (not that telemarketing is really going away). However, no one ever said that, just because this guy is blind, he should have the right to invade our homes.

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Anonymous Coward says:

What about other Phone Help

I remember reading a story about a blind guy who worked the phones at American or United. They gave him a special Brail keyboard and output and he was ranked one of the most efficient service people.

Ofcourse this guy would have to find a company willing to set this all up for him (dis. act aside), but there are other phone jobs he might be able to get (and aren’t offshore yet).

Anonymous Coward says:

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Keep in mind too, that the telemarketing industry was not created to help poor, blind people. Also, I bet telemarketers would rather work at a different job, such as a telephone help desk; they wouldn’t have people slamming phones down on them. People would actually be calling them for a change. Imagine that!!!

aNonMooseCowherd says:

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Using the same logic, what about the poor unemployed heroin pushers who are out of a job because of drug law enforcement?

The fact that people can make money from an activity doesn’t necessarily mean that legalizing the activity (such as using the phone to annoy people who don’t want to be annoyed) is good public policy.

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