By JOE RUFF, Associated Press Writer
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Recognizing that many Americans won't be in the mood for getting sales calls, many of the nation's telemarketers plan to take the day off Wednesday.
Sept. 11 is a day for people to be with their families, said Perry Young, director of a telemarketing center in Omaha run by Call Solutions Inc., of Waukesha, Wis.
"If I received a call at home on that day from somebody trying to sell me something, I would be personally offended," Young said.
"It's a day to sit back and reflect and not really press for marketing," agreed Kevin Brosnahan of the American Teleservices Association.
The nation's largest privately held telemarketing company, DialAmerica Marketing Inc. of Mahwah, N.J., is giving the day off to its 8,500 outbound telemarketers around the country.
Oh boy! Now what about the other 364 days? I like that quote from that telemarketing director saying "If I received a call at home on that day from somebody trying to sell me something, I would be personally offended." Duh! That's how we feel all the time when we receive calls from you people! Absurd!