Use the number above the next time you get one of those pesky salespeople on the line who WON'T GIVE UP!!!
How to use it:
Defer the conversation to your "colleague in California"
Give them the business rejection hotline number
Hang up and tell somebody nearby what you just did
Giggle hysterically / feel #sorrynotsorry
Enjoy all of your extra free time
Call it yourself. There's a recording that lets your cold-caller know with absolute clarity that you're not interested.
Seriously, call it! It's not NOT funny...
It started off as a joke...
We had a client who had a hard time dealing with cold-callers. He was always stuck between not wanting to be rude, and knowing that hanging up on somebody today never meant that the pursuit was actually finished.
He was getting a TON of phone calls from potential vendors, particularly digital marketing agencies, so he started sending them to us... for some reason.
After the 10th one called, we started joking about ways to automate the rejection process. Soon, the business rejection hotline was created.
Turns out, it's not just him...
On linkedIn, almost every connection we make these days is immediately followed up with them spamming their services. 90% of our incoming calls are people pitching services we don't need.
We get time-sucking disruptions like this every. single. day.
It's like having your phone number published online is an open invitation for spam calls! And, not to make it super uncomfortable in here, but isn't your company guilty of this intrusion too?