Why is it okay for marketers to encroach on our private time at home?
There are too many telemarkers and door to door solicitors, esp. during election time.
It happens a lot but I don't think they should be at your door for elections. That is horrible if they are more likely to be near your home during voting. I consider it rude and would bluntly tell them with a few aromatic words to go away.
The telephone calls are the worst, to me. No one has a right to use the equipment and telephonic service for which you are paying as his marketing tool. Some sharp lawyer, some day, is going to launch a class action suit on that basis.
It is NOT OK for them to call or go to your home to solicit for anything.
There is a national "do not call" list, and a state "do not call" list that you can request no calls. It takes a few weeks to be circulated, but eventually the calls will stop. Once your on the 'do not call' list, you can simply say "i am on the do not call list" when someone calls and hang up on them. If the same person, company, or group calls back repeatedly, you can take their call, ask for their number and report them to the state or national do not call group and they will contact those folks and give them a warning. If they get another complaint those callers will be fined.
Those that come to your door do not deserve your courtesy. Simply answer the door, and tell them you are not interested and do not return, then close your door and lock it. If they come back you can call your local police and report them for harassing you. Usually one call from the local law enforcement will deter any more visits from them.
Just because your phone rings, or someone rings your door bell or knocks on your door, does not mean you are obligated to answer the phone or open you door. Simply ignore them they will hang up the phone or walk away from you door if they get no response from you.
I used to get calls from Dish Network starting from 8AM til 9PM. You can go on line and file a complaint with the FCC, as i did, and they will contact the solicitors with a warning, after the 2nd or 3rd time you report them they will be fined by the FCC. After they got their warning from the FCC, i got a letter from Dish Network apologizing for their calls, and never heard from them again.
We are registered w/ Do Not Call, but most choose not to pay attention unless we threaten to report them. Most calls come from local business re. home improvement. We rarely answer the phone now and screen calls through our answering machine.
local businesses think they R exempt from honoring the do not call list because they R local. Simply tell them that U R on that do not call list & 2 honor it - that if, & when, U need their services U will call them-but only if they stop cal
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