(Closed) SERIOUSLY?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

This is a post about sexism, not just a rant that you’re young and well…ranty.  He’s a complete douche and I would call and complain to his home office.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I’d complain too, but shutting the door would have saved you a lot of grief from this dude.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wow, that was so incredibly rude! I would definitely complain as well. If someone talked to me that way, I’d be ranting too.. just wow.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Been there and done that with Bell. They have the worst customer service in the world. I’m hoping you took his business card so you can be specific about who you are complaining about.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wow you have a lot of big tvs.  

But yeah, this is just kinda par for the course when dealing with sales guys.  Are you at all interested in getting the fibreop?  You could use this to your advantage in that case.  Otherwise, complaining won’t help because you aren’t a customer.

Post # 8
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would call and complain. That’s completely inappropriate.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I would call the company and report his inappropriate sexist remarks. Make sure to throw in there tha he also insulted you related to your age even though you’re clearly an adult and a homeowner. Emphasize that since he was so insistent to give his card to the a “bill payer” in the home, you will be taking the money you pay for bills to other companies who don’t send out sales people who are hostile to young working women.

Trust me, a little over-the-top emphasis in these kinds of situations is completely warranted. I’m always amazed at how many companies have to be reminded when their decisions cost them money.

ETA: Just saw you post about his title. Call any number you can find for the company and then just start asking. Tell them you need to speak with the supervisor of that title. If they try to tell you they can handle it, just be very insistent.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was in Home Depot a couple days ago and asked what aisle the paddle bits were on. The guy looked at me and asked “Mam, do you know what a paddle bit is, or did someone just send you?”.

Well, f&$k you too, sir.

Men are idiots sometimes.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Ugh. This is a classic intersection of sexism and ageism. Frankly, I would have told him so to his face. I’m not sure I would have called to complain– mostly because I’m not sure if it would change anything– but I sure would have told him off. I’m pretty young too–23–so I’ve definitely been there.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ugh, what a douche.

FWIW, I never engage salespeople. I tell them that I’m the nanny or a visiting cousin. The LAST thing that I want them to know is that I’m the homeowner/decision maker and they usually GTFO.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@crayfish:  Not gonna lie, I just had to look up to see what a paddle bit is haha BUT I’m sure that my Fiance would have to do the same! That is ridiculous he thought you didn’t actually know what it was when you were asking for it specifically–I would have been so pissed.

OP, sorry this guy was such a jerk! I probably would have been too shocked to say anything either! I think you’re smart for waiting until you feel calm to call–people are always more likely to listen to someone calmly stating their case than someone who is angrily ranting.

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