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May 03, 2017


J Briggs

Love this! I had a pre-paid legal sales person, who I declined multiple times, send a note to my boss, the CEO. It said "I want you to know that your HR representative does not care for your employees and I hope that you will require her to speak with me" blah, blah, blah. Anyone who knows my work knows that I am absolutely an advocate for employees. Fortunately, so did she. (Not to mention we did have a legal assistant benefit) He was officially on the do not speak with list for-ev-er.

Another odd bit - whenever we made a best-to-work-for list sales people would come out of the woodwork. I wondered if they thought that if we were a best-of company that we probably had at least the fundamentals locked down. I get if if your trying to sell me something innovative, new, or fresh to help us raise the bar even higher, but comm'on, really?

Denise Cooper

I too had to respond to this one. I'm a consultant and it sickens me to see the increased volume of sales spammers. Being out here listening to all the "sales geniuses" tell "want a be sales" people all they need to do is set up auto campaigns with multiple "touches" and guilty "Please call me" messages is insulting and just plain rude.

This post should be copied and sent as standard replies. Maybe then it will stop. Oh who am I kidding. It's easier to put your headphones on and push send than spend some time getting to know a real person. Thanks for sharing and letting me rant too.


This article also supports my reasons for declining a lot of LinkedIn requests these days!

Lori Knowles

I share the pain on this one. I probably get 3 or 4 of these a DAY. Luckily our IT group labels everything coming from outside as EXTERNAL. Makes it easier to sort and delete.


I hate when they don't do the simple research ahead of time. "Hey, couldn't XYZ company use this service to improve blah, blah, blah?"
"Well, since I haven't worked at that company in several years and my LinkedIn profile says so, I'd have to say I don't know what that company needs. I DON"T WORK THERE!"

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