Saturday, 22 November 2014
Foreign call centres
Yesterday between 1.00pm and 6.10pm I received no less than three calls.
Today, one at 9.30am and one at 4.15pm.
It is beginning to feel personal, yet I know it is not. Look up numbers beginning with 003, 002 and 0009 on Google and you will discover battalions of persecuted victims.
As I have said before (many times), my calls begin "Can I speak with Mrs Bar nez" or "am I speaking with Ray Barnez".
Firstly, there is no such person, secondly it should be speaking to not with and thirdly I don't really care tuppence how they address me, I'd just prefer them not to.
Last evening's 6.15 call "Am I speaking to Ray Barnez" was answered, "Not any more you're not" phone put down. Today's 2nd call simply was left unanswered - I hung up about 10 minutes later.
This sounds mildly amusing but it is slowly driving me nuts.
No-one seems able to deter them.
Perhaps if we all simply left the phone off the hook until they gave up the loss of revenue would finally get to them and they'd find another occupation. Or am I being naive?
Has anyone a new idea?
Posted by Ray Barnes at 5:38:00 pm