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Old 09-20-2013, 07:02 AM
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The phone went at 9:45PM last night. I was just getting into bed.

"Is this a daycare?"

"NOPE". Click.



I don't even want to talk to someone who calls that late!!!!!!
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:17 AM
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I wouldn't want to talk to them either.

On a side note....we have caller id and whenever it is a 1-800 or some number that I don't recognize, I let my 12 yr old answer and he pretends to be some restuarant. He had some telemarket that was selling books or something going for like 5 minutes. Have yet to see that number again.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:30 AM
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My sister's husband could not, for the life of him, be rude to a telemarketer. He'd just let them go on and on..

One day, they are asking him all sorts of info about his household and my sister overheard.

She walked up to him and yelled "DAVID! DID I GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO USE THE PHONE? DO I NEED TO REMIND YOU ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU USE IT WIHTOUT MY OK?"

He meekly said to the telemarketer "umm...I have to go. My wife said I have to get off the phone..."
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:31 AM
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The phone went at 9:45PM last night. I was just getting into bed.

"Is this a daycare?"

"NOPE". Click.



I don't even want to talk to someone who calls that late!!!!!!
How rude! I had one call me at 6 am once. Uhh...NO!
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:42 AM
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My sister's husband could not, for the life of him, be rude to a telemarketer. He'd just let them go on and on..

One day, they are asking him all sorts of info about his household and my sister overheard.

She walked up to him and yelled "DAVID! DID I GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO USE THE PHONE? DO I NEED TO REMIND YOU ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU USE IT WIHTOUT MY OK?"

He meekly said to the telemarketer "umm...I have to go. My wife said I have to get off the phone..."

That's awesome! I feel bad for them, I mean, it's just their job. But when you have asked numerous times to be taken off their list and they keep calling, well, I'm not always so nice after that. I did let a dcg talk to one once when they wouldn't take no for an answer. She was a new 2 and I bet that was a conversation they never forgot. Dcm thought it was great and said she did it all the time at home too.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:42 AM
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Last month some dad called almost every family childcare between 6 and 6:30 am He also wanted bad hours 6:15 to 6 PM and they did not want a center. most of us were polite but one said no way would she even talk to anyone that called at the B##t crack a## of dawn... And she was the one the wife called back to get an interview... she was sent to a center.

Well he did call back to say he could fit in my hours and I said I am sorry I filled that under two opening yesterday and I had. snooze you lose. He was not happy.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:59 AM
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Lol!! I accidentally called my mom one morning at 6am!! I get up at 430 so it seemed later
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:02 AM
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I saw somewhere that when a telemarketer calls give the phone to a toddler and say its Santa!
I actually was a telemarketer once! . It was a horrible job that I quit/got fired at the same time!
I am never rude but we have messed with them some- if it had been me I would have been grateful for the entertainment!!
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:06 AM
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I telemarketed once. I lasted about six weeks. It was a horrible, awful job. The worst one I've ever had!
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:09 AM
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This reminds me of a Seinfeld episode or maybe it was a Jerry Seinfeld stand up routine. He says he asks the telemarketer to give him their home number and he'll call them at a better time. When the telemarketer says no, he asks why, you don't want getting calls at home from people you don't know? Something like that. It was funnier in my head.
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Parent shows up at my door on a Sunday evening at 7:30 pm, she had come for an interview two weeks before and left abruptly because she did not want to pay head for child care and she did not want to pay for holidays or sick days. I did not open door, she then called around 8:30 and 9:30 pm, I bet she wanted day care for next day! Monday she called twice, I finally called her back, she asked if I still had the opening, I'm not interested in dealing with rude parents and explaining my policies all the time (red flag) so I said no I'm no longer available. How rude of her to show up at my house unanounced!
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:49 AM
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I also have seen the picture, maybe on pinterest, about when a telemarketer calls, give the phone to your little one and tell them it's Santa.
My husband also has a hard time saying no to them. He listens and tries to be nice. I don't answer the phone if I don't know who it is, so I don't have to deal with it much. One day, he answered, talked to the telemarketer and then tried to hand the phone to me to talk to them, basically so I could be the mean one. I whispered "just hang up", so he got back on the phone and said "I'm sorry, but I'm going to hang up now". Wimp.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:53 AM
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What is it with husbands and telemarketers!?!
Mine is the same way!! Once I caught him explaining why we could not afford whatever it was - kids, moneys tight, etc... I could just picture her flipping through the book they give you to respond to excuses people give!
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"Is this a daycare?"

"NOPE". Click.
put that next to your Avatar...I about died laughing
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This reminds me of a Seinfeld episode or maybe it was a Jerry Seinfeld stand up routine. He says he asks the telemarketer to give him their home number and he'll call them at a better time. When the telemarketer says no, he asks why, you don't want getting calls at home from people you don't know? Something like that. It was funnier in my head.
This is HILARIOUS and my husband is a huge Seinfeld fan and this is his standard answer. He did it in front of company once and they died laughing and use it now, too.

I always give the phone to my kids when they were little, now I give it to the chattiest day care kid. Soooo saying it's Santa next time!

The earliest I have been called is 7am, and the lastest is 8pm by people inquiring about daycare. I said no to both. My ads are all specific about WHEN I take phone calls and my email is listed for times outside those hours.
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:30 AM
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What is it with husbands and telemarketers!?!
Mine is the same way!! Once I caught him explaining why we could not afford whatever it was - kids, moneys tight, etc... I could just picture her flipping through the book they give you to respond to excuses people give!
My husband tells them he's busy, call back later . He does the same with door to door people. Aaaaand he's never home when they call/come back.
It's a good thing he's cute.
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The phone went at 9:45PM last night. I was just getting into bed.

"Is this a daycare?"

"NOPE". Click.



I don't even want to talk to someone who calls that late!!!!!!

THAT'S AWESOME!!!
I have found over the years that the best clients are the intelligent and easy ones, not the one's that cause you any grief. Def. a good sign to pass!
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:23 AM
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I often get texts from one dcm late at night. Usually, after 10:30 asking if her daughter can come the next day. I NEVER answer her back that late even if I am up. She always announces the next day that she was wondering I got the text. I have explained a million times that I work 10+ hour days and usually I am asleep by 10. Arg!
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