reply to post by Nurelic
Ok i don't usually jump in on such ridiculous threads. But since it applies to me i will put in my two cents.
I worked as telemarketer for many years. Although it was not the job i mentioned on career day or what i would have chosen for myself if i had a real
choice, ( I originally wanted to be an astronaut or an architect)
But it was work... and a way for me to support myself and my family.
Believe me things could have gone different for me! One of my old friends went on to be a pimp, two of my old friends are and have been drug dealers
for many years. Several of my old friends are alcoholics and bums who do nothing to support or be a father to their many children.
Ya see i grew up in Stockton, CA. One of the worst places in America as far as opportunities /jobs for young people. Although i sold drugs when i was
younger i never really wanted to do it. But i had to survive... and for me.. Then... It was the only opportunity in my situation. From time to time i
would get a job but nothing ever really worked out for me. After some years i graduated to white collar crime.
It was safer on a day to day basis and payed better. Again not something i am proud of but it was a way to survive and support my family.
I was lucky enough to eventually get out of there and move to Vegas. I ran into an old friend of mine who was able to get me my first good paying job
as a telemarketer. I never really thought i would last because i had no prior sales experience ( other than selling drugs
). But i figured I'd
stick it out as long as i could or until i figured something else out. After some time i started to really get into it. I mean when i sold someone it
really felt good.
And the pay was really rewarding, i was told in my first year by my sales director that we were in the top 7% of earners in the US. Most months i made
over 10k in commission. And compared to what i had to do before for this kind of money, this really felt good. I was off the streets and in a collared
I would come across guys like you from time to time. Trying to waste my time, or playing little immature pranks ( i even had a guy go buy a dam
whistle) lol... Even had some that would scream at the top of their lungs! Instead of just being mature and saying no thanks! But for guys like you,
who liked to waste my time when I'm just trying to feed my family. I would enter your phone number into the next dozen or so leads to increase your
calls by 10x at least. I often would wonder what kind of man would let a simple call disrupt his whole day like that? A sad, unhappy man to say the
least, i often wondered how someone with such a short temper and lack of patience treats his kids?
With so much going on in the world, wars, poverty, violence and abuses of all kinds, poisons in our food, water, medications, and our air. Politicians
marching the world straight into hell.... And YOU take time out to vent your hatred towards telemarketers! It's sad, and shows the state of mind of
too many Americans today. No patience or respect for your fellow American. I bet your a road-rager as well... lol
The moral of my story is.... You shouldn't be so quick to judge and condemn another person for how he supports himself and his family. You know
nothing about us! You don't know our situation or what we've been through in our lives. You kill telemarketing jobs and you just might have guys
like me coming through your window as opposed to your phone line. Ya see i learned alot working at these jobs. Now i own my own business and those
dark days are behind me. But i can honestly say that it was the telemarketing jobs that transformed my life.
And that's all i have to say about that.....