They Sound Like Real Experts

, , , , | Working | July 20, 2020

My company is not doing well financially. There have been budget cuts and we’re considering reducing the headcount, as well as the pay of our current staff. Then, we receive this phone call.

Caller: “Hi, my name is [Caller] and I’m calling from [Company]. Would you be interested in building an e-commerce website? We can design it for you.”

Me: “Thanks, but we currently do not have the manpower to run that now.”

Caller: “Oh, you don’t have enough staff? Well, why don’t you hire more, so you can do this e-commerce website? It can bring in more revenue for you. Why don’t I make an appointment with my sales team to meet with you to discuss this?”

Me: “Thanks, but we aren’t interested.”

Caller: “But why aren’t you interested?” 

Me: “As I mentioned, we don’t have the manpower for that.”

Caller: “Well, you can hire more staff, and then we can do an e-commerce website for you.”

Me: *Faking polite laughter* “I’ll take that under advisement, thanks.”

Caller: “Yeah! You can hire more staff to run the e-commerce website! Then we can design the website for you!”

I’m thinking, “Seriously? You’re going to force us to hire staff just so you can design our website?”

Caller: “Why don’t I make an appointment with my sales team to meet with you—”

Me: “Thank you for your call.”

Caller: *Almost angrily* “Well, just hire more staff to run the e-commerce website! So we can design the website for you!”

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