JudgeJeffries - 5:31 pm on May 31, 2005 (gmt 0)
I totally disagree.
These call centre people use random diallers and call my number at least half a dozen times every day. They drive me nuts. What other effective recourse is there than to give your (impolite) message to the person on the other end of the phone in the hope that at least some of the vitriol gets through to management or that the operator gets so sick of being abused that they move on. The 'only obeying orders' defense doesnt cut it with me as within hours of starting the job these people must know that they are causing gross irritation. Even worse are the idiots who use a phone directory thats years out of date. I'm called regularly and addressed as the last person to live here over 5 years ago. I signed up to the 'no junk mail' and 'no junk calls' list years ago but it doesnt seem to worry these foreign companies. As far as I'm concerned I certainly have no issues with anyone who is abusive. The callers and their employers deserve it.