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Bottom Hasn't Fallen Out For Telemarketers

from the so-much-for-that-theory dept

It was a little over a year ago that the telemarketing industry was putting out all sorts of FUD about how the Do Not Call list would destroy the American economy by tossing millions of telemarketers out of work, leaving them helpless to find any other work. It appears that's not true. In fact, some telemarketing firms report that business is booming. They've had to adjust a bit, and are handling calls for non-profits (exempt from Do Not Call) or setting up to handle inbound calls from marketing campaigns. Either way, consumers seem happier and the dire predictions of economic collapse seem to have been wrong.

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    Anonymous Coward, 14 Oct 2004 @ 6:03am

    DNC list not an issue, offshore outsourcing is

    Even if the DNC list never existed, the jobs would simply disappear overseas. I can't think of ANY job that can be offshored quite so easily as telemarketing.

    I'm having a hard time finding the downside to all of this.

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