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Ham handed sayles tactics

 
 
chai2
 
Reply Sun 18 Apr, 2010 01:25 pm
This call I took on Friday keeps popping back into my head.

This man asked me "who would I talk to about reporting one of your trucks?"

What would you like to report about one of our trucks?

"I want to talk to someone about the behavior of the driver of one of your trucks."

Well, you can talk to me.

"I was on highway xxx entering interstate yyy when your truck just BARRELED past me."

Really? Could you tell me exactly what happened? (I got ready to take some notes)

He basically said the same thing again, so I said I wasn't familiar with highway xxx, so where was that?

He gave me the name of the town.

I said "We don't have a clinic in that town"

"Yes you do"

I'm sorry, no, we don't. I'm trying to think of why anyone would be driving a company vehicle in that town, since we don't do business there, and the few people that would have access to that vehicle don't live in that town. Where were you exactly?

"I was on (now gave the name, not the number of a road) getting on to interstate yyy, when your truck just BARRELED past me."

Sir, that road isn't in the that town.

Up until this point, I was simply trying to get a picture of what exactly had happened. I know all the people who could have been driving that truck, and none of them are the type to drive carelessly.

"I have a PICTURE of that truck in front of your business"


?????????

Where?

"In (names another town)"

Now I know something's weird, so I take another direction....
So, when this person drove past you, how fast were they going?

"I'd say 75 or 80"

Did he cut you or someone else off?

"No, I just thought you should know that your employee was barreling down the highway".......ok.......here it comes........."Do you have a GPS in your truck?"

Well, no, I'm sure we don't.

"Well, I work for blah blah blah incorportated, and you would know when something like this was happening, or if....the driver was sitting in a parking lot running the engine and talking to his girlfriend on his cell phone"

Is the real purpose of this call to try to sell this company your GPS systems?

I won't bore you with the rest, but yes, that's what it was, and no, we won't be buying any.

What really bugged me about this whole thing was I could see how this could have cost someone his/her job.

That is just so shitty.


 
roger
 
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Reply Sun 18 Apr, 2010 01:37 pm
@chai2,
Well, at least your truck didn't Barrel like A Bat Outta Hell.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sun 18 Apr, 2010 02:35 pm
@chai2,
That's just lame.

I know that fear sells, but lying during any kind of sales call is just dumb.

Build a relationship, fer chrissakes, and if you're going to pull this stunt, a) get your facts straight, and b) split it up into two separate calls.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 18 Apr, 2010 02:42 pm
woah, a truck barreled past me this week too


weird
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 18 Apr, 2010 02:46 pm
@chai2,
Geez, Louise, that's sleaze.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 18 Apr, 2010 03:26 pm
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

woah, a truck barreled past me this week too


weird




That's it, heads will roll.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 18 Apr, 2010 03:29 pm
Jesus Christ, did I really type "sayles"?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 18 Apr, 2010 03:30 pm
@chai2,
Well, you must be remembering the movies -

Didn't John Sayles do Secaucus Seven (one of my favorites ever, ever)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_of_the_Secaucus_7
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 18 Apr, 2010 03:33 pm
@chai2,
i was half expecting to see an update on 80's british comedian Alexei Sayle

http://standanddeliver.blogs.com/dombo/images/sayle01.jpg
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 18 Apr, 2010 03:35 pm
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:
woah, a truck barreled past me this week too


weird
One of them damn near clipped me, huge long thing, on the Long Island Expressway around 1978.
I did not see a GPS in it as it passed. That must be the reason.





David
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squinney
 
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Reply Sun 18 Apr, 2010 05:33 pm
Did it cross your mind (or may I suggest) calling the company that HE works for to let them know how their salesperson is drive by sliming?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 18 Apr, 2010 05:58 pm
Meantime, a film -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081420/
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 18 Apr, 2010 06:16 pm
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

Well, you must be remembering the movies -

Didn't John Sayles do Secaucus Seven (one of my favorites ever, ever)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_of_the_Secaucus_7

Yep! I thought it was going to be a thread on John Sayles too. He's one of my favorite independent directors: Lonestar; Limbo; Eight Men Out; The Brother from Another Planet; etc....

What false advertising this thread turned out to be!! Mad
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 18 Apr, 2010 06:34 pm
@chai2,
Did u CHALLENGE him on lying to u ?

Did u demand to see the "picture" ?

Did u let him get away with it?





David
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 18 Apr, 2010 06:41 pm
@tsarstepan,
Nods, agreeing.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 18 Apr, 2010 06:55 pm
@ossobuco,
But wait. I enjoy talking with you whom I disagree with. I'm not sure I understand how the links work.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 18 Apr, 2010 07:05 pm
@tsarstepan,
Tsar. If you had patience for Secaucus 7, you might click with Best of Youth.
I don't don't know you that well and don't recommend it lightly.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 18 Apr, 2010 07:16 pm
@squinney,
squinney wrote:

Did it cross your mind (or may I suggest) calling the company that HE works for to let them know how their salesperson is drive by sliming?



naw, I din't have time to waste on him.

once his story started to fall apart, it did so really quickly.

What I really wonder, besides the fact he could have gotten someone (from another business) fired, is if he really thought someone was going to buy something from him when it became apparant this was a sales call.

What a coincidence!
You saw someone speeding, AND you just happen to sell GPS's.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sun 18 Apr, 2010 07:37 pm
@chai2,
wasting people time by pitching a lie is not an effective sales technique. I'd have to assume that it was some idiot kid who thought that he was being cute, thinking outside the box, and that he will be starting he new profession shortly.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Sun 18 Apr, 2010 07:50 pm
@chai2,
You need Jimmie Griessbracer. He is the fictional character in my stores who is in charge of buying whatever is being pitched by telemarketers. "You need to talk to Jimmie," my employees say. "No, he is not here today. He is in:
Vegas
Rehab
Saudi Arabia.
Call back in a week or two."
I am amazed about the mail Jimmie gets, including pre-approved credit card offers. He was even invited to be a panelist at some scam event in D.C.
 

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