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On radio this morning, Glenn received a call from Robert, a longtime listener who happens to work for a cable company and saw his paycheck directly effected by the outpour of requests to get TheBlaze yesterday.
“[We have] big operators at the table, and it makes a difference if you're calling the... It does make a difference,” Glenn said. “Yesterday, call centers all across the country were flooded, and I got this email from a guy named Robert. He works for an unnamed cable company because we don't want him to get into trouble.”
Below is the email Glenn received from Robert:
I listen every morning and you cost me a thousand dollars in my paycheck yesterday with your call to the cable companies. I'm a single dad and I work as a call center rep for a cable company. My salary is commission-based solely on the revenue generated per call and on the last day of our fiscal month. I took so many calls about TheBlaze you destroyed my paycheck.
Robert called into the radio program this morning and explained that call volume he received yesterday from customer requesting TheBlaze was “staggering.”
“The volume of calls I got requesting TheBlaze was staggering,” Robert explained. “To give you an idea: We have large call centers on the northeast, and we probably employ approximately a thousand people. And the calls come in at a queue, so you take the next call available. On a given day, I take an average of between 25 and 30 calls. I would say the amount of people called yesterday regarding TheBlaze was 33% of my calls.”
Robert said the customers he dealt with yesterday were very firm in their request of TheBlaze but very respectful at the same time. He chose to write to Glenn primarily so that those who are calling their providers and requesting TheBlaze know their efforts are not falling on deaf ears.
“I got to be honest, the main reason that I did write the email and called is I want your listeners to know that they are heard and it is working,” Robert said. “So keep calling!”
“What a guy, thank you very much,” Glenn concluded. “Well, I got your email and Robert, and I'm sorry that we cost you money. You just happened to be the first one, and the only one that I'm going to take. But I want to send you a check for $1,000 because you're hard working and I didn't mean to cost you money. I appreciate you writing in with the little happy faces and everything to know that you were joking. I appreciate it.”
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