I wonder if the 8 that voted against this list were once telemarketers themselves. This is good news. I am registered on the list.
Great quote from Eddie.
Go figure, morons from Ohio vote against it: Ron Paul, R-Texas; Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Kendrick Meek, D-Fla.; Tim Ryan, D-Ohio; Ted Strickland, D-Ohio; Lee Terry, R-Neb.; Rob Bishop, R-Utah, and Chris Cannon, R-Utah.
Good thing I didn't vote for Ryan or Strickland. ------------------ I am not who you think I am. *** This post was edited by CedarPoint_Mark 9/25/2003 4:20:28 PM ***
Florida is home to one of the largest telemarketing companies in the country. It doesn't surprise me that Meek voted "No". There is the thinking that a lot of minimum skill employees will be let go when these companies downsize.
I, myself, work for a marketing research company. We do not, and will not, ask for money. All we do is research for national companies, from consumer product companies, to pharmaceutical companies. No, I do not make the telephone calls, I program the surveys for either the phone center or for online market research.
Many people think that because they submitted their phone number, that they will now not receive calls. I wanted my fellow enthusiasts to know what type of companies is exempt from this bill:
As of this mornig, the courts have this on hold. Telemarketers are claiming that congress's act did not give the FTC specific authority to block telemarketers, and that the FTC cannot block telemarketers as unfair or deceptive practices. Personally, I can think of few things more unfair than invading my privacy several time during the course of one meal to try to sell me a bunch of junk.
While its true we can just tell telemarketers to put me on their do not call list which I have done. But, the National Do Not Call List will stop alot of unwanted calls. You tell all the telemarketers to stop calling you at once with this list. Then you do not have to keep saying do not calll me over and over again with each different call you get. Besides I bet alot of people do not know that you can tell a telemarketer to not call you ever again. It makes it easier on everyone. *** This post was edited by Cs6153 9/25/2003 6:36:14 PM ***
I live here in Oklahoma City with the honorable judge. There must be something behind this move that has sometihng to do with, and I know I'm not using the correct term here, but I'd say something along the lines of graft. In the area code here of 405, telemarketing calls are an epidemic like no other. Every time someone visits they find it wierd how many there are. I've lived many places and it's never been like this. And it's not just my house, but everyone I know. We had one telemarketer call 4 times in the same day. I don't know about you but I think that should be illegal. That's more like harassment to me.
------------------ Jayson - who gets many telemarketing calls
CoasterDudeOH makes a valid point. I too work in market research, managing data collection projects, and I can tell you that this will not stop charities, newspapers, and researchers.
My company maintains our own extensive do not call list (close to 1million numbers) and we respect requests not to be contacted. We make over 150 million calls a year, and telemarketers make our job more difficult as people think, understandably so, that we are selling something. We, and many others, are not. Remember when you get a phone call from someone asking you about what you think, don't hang up, voice your opinion. The answers you provide may just save your favorite TV show, guide product improvements, or alter a politcian's viewpoint.
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I especially like Jerry's response in one Seinfeld espisode. *Telemarketer talks* "I'm sorry, I'm kind of busy, if you give me you number I'll call you back when I'm not free." *Telemarketer talks* "Oh you don't to be bothered at home? Now you know how I feel!" *Hangs up phone*
Gotta love Seinfeld. :)
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