Monday, December 08, 2003

Telemarketers are Workers Too

With the job market the way it is, the health care situation the way it is, people often have take any job they can get. Sometimes the only job they can get is telemarketer -- those obnoxious people who interrupt your dinner and few quiet moments at home.
Telemarketing is a viable option for my mother and the more than six million other Americans who work in the industry. According to the American Teleservices Association, the telemarketing work force is mostly women; 26 percent are single mothers. More than 60 percent are minorities; about 5 percent are disabled; 95 percent are not college graduates; more than 30 percent have been on welfare or public assistance. This is clearly a job for those used to hardship.
So be polite before you hang up.