This is a paraphrased and slightly embellished version of a conversation I recently had with a phone survey person.
Phone Solicitor: Hi, I’m calling from Company XYZ. This is a survey. We’d like your opinions on (insert product, service or industry here) and it will take about 10-15 minutes. If you’re…
Me: You want me to take a TEN TO FIFTEEN MINUTE survey? *incredulous*
Phone Solicitor: Yes, we can begin right now if you’re ready
Me: Whoa, hold on… You said this will take 10-15 minutes, right? Are you paying me for my opinions and 10-15 minutes of my time?
Phone Solicitor: Well, no, it’s voluntary. We’re not offering any compensation
Me: I’m sorry but clearly my opinions are worth something if they’re paying you to call me and ask for them Get the whole story