I'm a receptionist so I've gotten very good at politely saying no and hanging up, it's really very easy to do
As for the ones in the shopping centres, I just say no thank you and keep walking. I'm amazed how people get trapped talking to these people. You just hang up or walk away depending on if it's over the phone or in person. Not hard! Lol
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24-07-2013 15:26 #14
I understand, and hate it too! But, I've been on the other side.
I had a job where I had to approach every customer and engage them in conversation, you were told you had to try to 'upsell' to them, you had to try to encourage them to accept 'add on' sales etc etc. We had to try to get higher and higher average sales...The boss was always on our back about it. Arrgh.
As well as employing mystery shoppers, so we pretty much had to do the entire spiel to every person we saw, or get bollocked if a mystery shopper report came back with less than the entire sell...
I hated it, and vow never to be in sales again.
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24-07-2013 16:55 #17
Gosh I read the beginning of this thread and went to an Aveda salon for a haircut, it was in my mind the whole time. I have the little massage to start, the bottle was left in front of me in case I wanted to look at it, and nothing else! Not a shampoo recommendation, upgrading to a treatment, nothing! Dodged a bullet there I think. In fairness it was the girl's first day (and my first time at the salon) and she'll probably get a talking to over it ...
24-07-2013 16:58 #18Senior Member
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I don't get why some salons keep pushing their shampoo's on to you to buy... are other well regarded salon type brands not good enough? I have been sucked in before, and I must say I didn't think their awesome products made any diff to my hair.
24-07-2013 17:24 #19
I hate it. The make up place. The Gotcha photo people. The gym work out people. The charities. The theme park people. But, I chose to go out to the shops, I know they are trying to make me buy stuff so usually all I do is offer them a sarcastic remark.
The people who come to my door annoy me more because now this is my home. MY home. They want money "but no money today" just credit card details, bank details. "Please, you'll be helping the [insert who it is] its less than a cup of coffee."
Leave me alone.
24-07-2013 17:25 #20
This type of selling by charities actually turns me off those organizations. Not the sales person, they're just doing what they're told - but that the charities are happy to obtain donations in this way. I find it very distasteful all around.
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