Yes, 'not the big boss' - just had the same experience. She started the call as if she was a friend and said...oh I didn't know you'd answer your own phone, thought you'd have a secretary. When I tried to get rid of her call (making up every excuse without being rude) not matter what I said, she had a come back. Finally I'd had enough, told her I/we aren't interested in this type of advertising and she just kept talking.....I told her not to call again and just as I was about to hang up, she said - ok, we'll call you next year. I blew a gasket and told her in explicit terms what to do....didn't phase her at all. These people are baracudas.
WOW! DO NOT ANSWER!
What a terrible and rude human being! Dianne was her name. From RCM (or was it RMC?). Is this actually a real company based in Alberta? For a second I thought Dianne was just a troll who calls other businesses just to be rude.
I wish nothing for them but failure! I hope their business fails so that they will stop spewing rudeness and making horrible calls to unsuspecting business owners and their employees!
Whatever it is that they are selling, it is not worth it if that is how they treat the employees of other businesses!
Received a few calls from this number. No message, just someone breathing on the other end. Weird. I called back and the message said that it was "RMC Inc. publishers of a variety of children?s publications. The number is from one of our sales representatives". It also references 1-800-753-0193 if you want to advertise. I called and asked to be removed from the list. I hope it works.
Received a call from this "company" looking for an advertising spot in their next book "eco kids green challenge" or something. Sounded like a funny name, all slapped together.
All I said was no, had to repeat it several times. If it was a legit book, I think they'd focus on sponsorships in a category related to the topic.
This number is from Calgary, Alberta and is associated with a company called Allstream Corp.
I have had these number call me at least 1 or 2 times a week. I told them in a very non polite fashion to stop calling. They once called at 7am and I didn't look at the number when I picked up. She was talking at the other end like she was talking to friend. I told her she must have the wrong number then she gave my business name. I told her it was 7am and she should look to see what time zone she is calling. She gave a lame answer but I still proceeded to give her crap for it and then hung up. I am on the Do Not Call List in Canada and the USA and update all my numbers frequently.
Just got a call from this # and appreciate the prior posts. I now know how to handle the situation. I will just block her. She wouldn't identify herself and just asked for the owner by name. Said she would just call back. What she doesn't realize is that the owner does not make these kinds of decisions, I do. She's barking up the wrong tree and is too ignorant to use a proper approach to get what she is looking for.
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She called me saying that I was a carpet cleaning company
We keep receiving calls from this company every week and it's getting extremely ANNOYING!!!!!!! Do NOT answer this call. They want to speak to the "boss". I finally was able to get it out of the person where they are calling from.... Usually they respond with only wanting to speak with the boss as whatever they want to talk about can only go through them. I wonder how successful they've been so far with this strategy. They are calling from a marketing company that wants to advertise in magazines like "Drug Facts".... and other youth/children magazines. Once I stated I didn't need to be a "boss" to take this request and told the caller that we are not interested in advertising what so ever. She hung up.... Very professional.
I decided to call the phone number back and there was a recording stating to call a 1-800 number for more information. So I called it... (1-800-753-0193). A lady answered and I said I'm calling because I'd like for our phone number to be added to your do not call list. Once she heard my number she new my company name. She said their data has been updated and we will no longer receive calls. We better not.
This phone number called looking for my boss, by name. The person I was talking with sounded like... a "frat boy", young, perhaps mid-20's in age, very casual laid-back tone of voice. He wanted to talk with my boss and he made it sound as if they were close friends. I said my boss is unavailable, and then he went on with a very casual "guilt trip" speech how on my boss was probably too busy to talk to him "as usual". I said "I am sure you are important" and that we would call them back...he gave me this number...but we won't call him back. I'll admit, he was very convincing enough to make me think that he knew my boss quite well, just by his way of speaking. Well Done!
very terrible, phone 3 to 4 times every day
The company this lady works for might get my business if she wasn't so annoying. She makes this company look desperate for a sale. Extremely obnoxious and condescending!! I wish this company would get rid of this desperate lady. I'm currently looking into a permanent way to stop this harassment.
"not the big boss"
Starts chatting like she's your best friend (or your employers best friend). When she can't get past you to the "big boss", she gets very rude. The actual name of the company she is calling for is said quickly and keeps changing. Claim to be non-profit but too sketchy to be legit. Using the "for children" angle to tug at your heart strings. Very persistent and annoying. I am the wife of the "big boss" and find her condescending attitude extremely obnoxious. Obviously, she is too stupid to realize that the "big boss" in many places delegates the irritating job of dealing with telemarketers/sales people and this "flunky" (her word) is actually the person she should be kissing up to, not insulting.
I always know who it is if I pick up and the conversation goes something like this:
"Hi! How are you? Did you have a great summer? Can I tell you a knock knock joke? Do you know who this is?" followed up by their request (or shall I say demands) to advertise with them.
I politely let them know that we're not interested in advertising right now. But they call back the next month with a new ad. So annoying!
I believe they may be associated with "medlaw international". Better business bureau reccomends that you report them to the government if you have a complaint. BBB says that medlaw goes by many names including :
Edmonton Legal Directory, Med Law Newslink, Phoenix Medical & Law Directories, The Medlaw Group, Italian Link, European Yellow Directory, Pagine Gialle Bianche & Italiane, National Directory Publishers Inc, Newslink Canada Inc, Newslink Group, London Legal Directory, Inter Tel Canada Inc, The Link, European Link, Regina Medical Directory, Bell Yellow Com, Regina Legal Directory, L'eco D'iitalia, News Communications, National Medical Publishers Inc, National Law List, Canadian Fax Services, Ottawa Medical Directory, National Health List, Edmonton News Break, CYWEBP, Canada Yellow Web, Preteen Life Choices Guide, Local Police News, Manitoba Life Choices Guide, Firemen's Press, National Media Publishers Inc, Oilfield New
It's a fundraising organization trying to squeeze money from people wiling to give to a bogus childrens coloring/craft book thing. They say they're non-profit but I hightly doubt that.
They call every week, they do not say anything but you can hear the call centre going behind them... I push and hold the 0 button for a few seconds then hang up... it's just an irritating noise for them to listen to..
Bullying? That's hilarious, since she is sooo rude and condescending on the phone, wouldn't repeat the name of the company calling us, or why she was calling us, won't leave a message and snippy about it, oh, I'll just call back on Monday, very rude, even tho I said, well you are just going to get me again when you call lol. And when she was still being rude, wouldn't repeat the company name I mean, since i can see the call display, i can still make a note for the owner, i told her well, I'll just block your number lol.
This lady calls me every so often and as soon as she asks me if "I'm working hard or hardly working" I know exactly who she is. She always asks for the owner and although that's me I tell her I am not in. LOL I also follow with "I'm not interested in any advertising at this time." Her name is Megan. Shes not rude, but annoying when she asks these small talk questions.
Oh yes. Very rude telemarketing call. Refused to identify herself, refused to name her company, was all like "none of your business, call your boss for me, I can't be bothered to explain my great plans and ideas to someone so unimportant as you"
One of those LOL, WTF calls. She must be desperate to make a sale to sound so pathetic : )
RMC is Regional Maple Leaf Canada. Magazine comes out every 3 or 4 months for young people. From bullying to drug awareness. Once you are in the magazine - it's extremely hard to get them to stop calling even after you cancel several times that you no longer want to go in magazine. I've dealt with them once and can't get rid of them now. They call every month persistantly.
RMC is Regional Maple Leaf Canada. Magazine comes out every 3 or 4 months for young people. From bullying to drug awareness. Once you are in the magazine - it's extremely hard to get them to stop calling even after you cancel several times that you no longer want to go in magazine.
Wanted to speak to the owner. Said she was Dawn from RMC looking to do business with our company.
"Drug Facts For Young People" was as close to a business name as I could get out of them. nope nope nope
I received this call for a staff member - she said that her name was Megan and she was from RMC - we don't know who this is.
When I answered, the lady interrupted me while introducing my company and name. She demanded to speak with the owner, I asked for her name and company to inform the owner of who was calling. She replied with "No." So I told her, no she couldn't speak to the owner and she laughed then hung up. Quite rude.
They are looking for you to advertise in their drug awareness flyer.
Just received a call from this number on my home line. Missed the call and no message left.