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Re: OT: How to stop UltraDNS sales people calling

  • From: Jay Hennigan
  • Date: Wed Nov 29 13:28:21 2006

Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
On Tue, Nov 28, 2006 at 05:56:19PM -0600, Gadi Evron wrote:
Okay, this was fun and I am all for OT fun. But can we please stop putting
down a part of our community? Especially one which contributes to NANOG so

We all have sale trolls to live with.
I both agree and disagree.  I agree that the put-downs are a bit
excessive (I laughed more than once :-) ), but I disagree with
the "sale trolls" comment.

UltraDNS's sales staff *does not* have to behave like this.
Agreed. When I get such calls, the first question I ask is, "Is this a sales call?" If I get an honest "Yes", I'm somewhat more inclined to continue the conversation. If the first thing a salesperson tells me is a lie, game over.

Similarly, any company that spams me selling network equipment or connectivity is clearly way beyond stupid and not one with which I would ever consider doing business.

Yes, this thread is OT to a large extent, but we are network operators. Many of us have sales staff. Educating our own sales people on what not to do is a step towards noise reduction, albeit out-of-band noise as far as this forum is concerned.

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