Thursday, March 02, 2006

Big Brother and his underpaid minions are watching

You get all kinds of spam.....

In South Africa the laws preventing unsolicited marketing telephone calls and text messages don't exist yet. We don't have a don't-call-me database....

So what happens is that I try to keep my private telephone numbers out of the marketing databases. It should be harmless to give your number to a recruitment agent/employment agency right? You want them to get hold of you about that job. You want to be contactable... You also give them your salary level.

Now all of a sudden you get unsolicited text messages on your mobile phone, telling, yes TELLING you, that some fracken financial institution (Nedbank) representative will be phoning you about some great new product...!!!??? (and the message is called a "Courtesy SMS" hahahaha) Suddenly everyone is phoning and messaging you about great new offers...
Employment Agencies selling contact details, ailing banks buying this ill-gotten information. The same banks not knowing what Spam and unsolicited communication is all about....

There are so many aspects of what I've told you that I want to rant about.... but there's no use. It's a jungle out there, quite literally

To add insult to injury, the Employment Agency has been a total waste of time....
They probably get paid a retainer by many companies as long as they show that they're adding eligible names to their books plus they make a killing on commission, AND then they sell your details.... lucrative what?

1 Comments:

At 8:33 AM, Blogger Rikki said...

just start asking the people on the phone about their personal lives... invite them round for dinner. They love that :)

 

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