May 092011
I have this huge beef when I call companies and don’t get a human on the other end.   I hate it even more so when they have the recording set up where you have to listen to all this crap before being able to make a selection to get where you want to be.  I understand companies want to run efficiently and cost effectively, and all that good stuff, but at what cost?  Don’t they think our time is valuable?

When I have to make a long distance call…I don’t use my landline.  I use my cell phone for the mere fact that I don’t want to pay for long distance on my landline when I really don’t use it that often…thus, the call is made on the cell.  However, during peak hours a long distant call means taking away from my minutes which happen to be shared by 4 other family members.  I hate having to listen to this menu and then that menu just to get to a human!

Needless to say, I have learned many ways to get around these recordings to get to a human, but have discovered a list that goes into further detail for many of the major companies….so I thought I would share it with you. Here’s the link:

I am bookmarking it….never to be deleted!

Hope all you mother’s had a fantastic Mother’s Day,

  4 Responses to “Dial a Human!”

Comments (4)
  1. Hi! New follower from blog hop. Following you back from conFRUGAL

  2. oh man, you and me both.. That is so annoying!!!

    Following from MSMH


  3. Thanks for sharing this! I agree with what you wrote, too. I get so peeved when it takes 20 minutes to make a call that should've taken 10 tops.

    I'm going to try this next time… 🙂

    Baby Talk without the Babble

  4. Hi – thanks for letting me know that the comments field wasn't showing on GivingNSharing. It was just there yesterday but I've been playing with a new template and maybe that's when it disappeared. I don't know. For now, I'm having to manually add it with each post – hopefully someone'll come up with a solution to the question I asked on a blogger forum. We'll see.

    You have a great blog. I get these calls and they are automated from companies. I think that is so rude! I hang up on them. If there is a real live person I'll be polite and then tell them I'm not interested.

    Thanks! Tina

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