[UPDATE: 1 month later. After adding my number to the Do Not Call registry, I received a few calls and then they completely disappear. I guess the list works! Hopefully now that I said that, I won’t start getting calls again. ]
[UPDATE: You can track my status with this here.]
It’s been a number of months since I’ve been working from my home office once again. I’m pretty productive when I’m left alone, but this time around there’s one distraction that’s becoming more and more of a nuisance.
Before I get into this, I do have Caller ID and can generally tell it’s a telemarketer. However, instead of not answering the phone, it has become almost a personal quest to get them to stop calling me.
Please make it stop!
Every single day, one to three times, I get a call from Dish Networks trying to get me to switch. Almost all the time, it’s an automated message with some guy named Jerry telling me about this awesome deal to press ‘1’ to speak to a sales rep. The first time I got mad enough to give a rep an earful, I press ‘1’ and was then given an option to press ‘8’ to get my name of the list. I happily did this.
I thought they would respect my wishes. They did not. Assuming it may take a little while to go through their system, I just kept opting out every time I got a call.
The first rep
Then I actually got a salesrep on the phone! I told her in a calm tone that due to the excessive number of calls I get from Dish Networks that I would never subscribe to their service and to please add me to their do not call list. She appologized and said she was placing my name on the do not call list.
The next rep
I kept getting the calls and a few weeks later I got another call from a live rep. I went through the same routine again. I tried to stay as calm as I could since I’m at a point with Dish that I get enraged when I get one of these calls. I know, though, that yelling on the phone’s not going to do me any good. Once again, I got an apology and this time a guarantee that I would stop receiving calls.
One more time
Today, I got another one and I felt like punching the wall. It was another recording, this time it was a female voice, but it was the same exact message that Jerry had from before. I hit ‘1’ to talk to a rep and immediately asked for a manager, who once again, apologized and guaranteed me they’d remove me from their list.
I hate Dish Networks
I think just hearing about them will get me angry for a while and I’m glad I can vent about it here. From here on out, I plan to keep a log of the calls, because I’m not convinced they’ve stopped.