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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    Steve Mueller, 14 Oct 2004 @ 12:22pm

    Re: I love the new laws

    And with the new laws, it empowers middle management persons like myself to allow our staff to tell people that we will gladly remove them ( and do so ) from future communications if that is their choice.
    If by "new laws" you mean the law that established the Do Not Call list, you didn't need that. A previous law passed years ago made companies keep internal Do Not Call lists which a customer could request to be on. If you didn't comply, there were fines.

    The national Do Not Call list just makes it easier to prove that you actually requested not to be called.

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