Maybe it was just a matter of time. As I enter my third year in the same school, it seems that both my name and email address have made it onto sales lists in various places… and I’m not pleased about it. More to the point, I’m not pleased with the time it’s taking up. Not only mine – in deleting and unsubscribing to emails – but more importantly to colleagues in my school office who are now faced with phone calls asking for me by name.
Worse, some of those phone calls are made pretending that we have some sort of prior relationship. I deal with a lot of people, and don’t always recall every detail, so I am highly frustrated when I take such a call only to find it is a generic sales call. The same result is achieved when I open another email trying to sell me something that I have never showed any interest in.
Now, I realise this is futile, but my frustration has no other outlet, so from today I’m going to keep a record of those companies who have somehow got hold of my name/school/email address and use it to “spam” me or my school office.I will tell them each that it is not a good way to sell to me, but worse, that it actually puts me off buying from them at all – and maybe now I’ll put a few more people off too.
Buying my email address to send spam mail isn’t acceptable, and wasting the time of busy office staff in my school isn’t either. And these companies are to blame for it (this week alone so far!):
- National Schools Partnership
- GL Assessment
- Eureka for Schools
- National Schools Training
- Think Global Schools