[quote="J_Peterson, post:13, topic:340857"]
Please be kind to everyone. The calls may be annoying but there is a person on the other end that is just doing what they need to to get by. I'm assuming that they are not scammers or doing anything illegal.
While I don't do sales/telemarketing, I do phone work. I can tell you that even though it's on the phone and we are complete strangers, unkind words hurt. Just be kind and say no thank you or don't answer at all. People are incredibly rude when they don't have the face the consequences of their actions.
We receive telemarketing calls at work. I understand that a human being on the other end deserves to be treated with dignity. Fine. But this is a two way street.
These calls cause all kinds of problems for me. It is no small matter. They take me away from complicated mechanical procedures. They distract me in the middle of important conversations with my wife and with customers. We serve a lot of needy at my business. These calls distract from that service. These callers do not have a right to impose themselves on other people and to detract from others' productivity. They should find other lines of work, and I do not hesitate to tell them, as charitably as possible.
We are providing for a family here, paying for medical care, education expenses, Church tithes, taxes to support schools, serving the community, employing people. These callers are stealing from us in time and productivity.
Think about this for a minute...If I show up at your job and start harassing you so you cannot perform your work... you would ask me prolly twice to leave, then,
YOU WOULD HAVE ME ARRESTED. Am I right?
These callers are no different. It is an invasion of privacy and part of a structure of sin, in my humble opinion of course. A case could be made that these callers cause scandal, as the OP has gotten himself into a quandary due to these calls. It is very difficult to remain charitable to a person who is harming you repeatedly.