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Cold Calls and Solicitation, how do you handle them?

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I get plenty of cold calls throughout the day soliciting 1 thing or another. They are a colossal waste of time and I have resorted to hanging up right away without even saying anything other than the automatic greeting. I do feel bad sometimes, after all the poor guy on the other end is just trying to do their job. I also get a lot of outsourced calls (Indians and Filipinos) also bugs the crap out of me (outsourcing, ugh).

 

What are your thoughts?

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