For those of you interested in bringing American businesses back to these shores, were you aware of this? Whenever you call a toll-free number for customer service and find yourself speaking to a foreign customer rep (think Peggy, of commercial fame), you might consider doing the following:
Once you realize that the customer service representative is not from the U.S. (you can always ask if you’re not sure), you may request, politely but firmly, to speak to a customer service rep in the United States. If the person suggests speaking with his/her manager, simply thank them and repeat your request. If you stand firm, you will immediately be connected to a rep in the U.S.
That is the rule and the Law! It takes less than one minute to redirect your call to the United States. Imagine what would happen if every U.S. citizen insisted on talking only to U.S. phone reps from now on. Think how that ultimately would impact the number of U.S. jobs which would need to be created here. It would become an exercise in Viral Marketing 101. Remember, the goal is to restore jobs here at home, so please ask nicely, and remember, these people are only doing their jobs – until, that is, we bring those jobs back where they belong! And with the power of numbers and the miracle of compounding, the 99% can become job creators. Don’t believe those who say, you’re only one person, what can you do that will make a difference? One is a very powerful number! And be sure to pass this on to your friends!
About the Author: Melody J Haislip
Born in a small, Illinois log cabin. No, that won't work. The pampered only child of incredibly wealthy parents. No, that doesn't fly either. Raised by French nuns after her aristocratic parents were beheaded. No, that's been done! An East Coast transplant to the Pacific Northwest, this notoriously late bloomer began her new life with a new career as a writer and blogger. She has taken to both the new location and the career move like a duck to water. Writing for Expats Post is a new adventure, and our intrepid risk-taker is diving in, feeling right at home with so many old friends.
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