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mblitch1265 karma

That you work as a telemarketer doesn't mean you know anything about the law. You seem to only know what you've been told by people skirting the law or outright violating it, i.e. your supervisors/trainers. Read up on 47 USC 227.

For one thing, never say 'take me off a list'. That offers no protection. What should be said is "Add my number to your do not call list and send me a copy of your company's policy regarding the maintenance of your DNC list as required by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991." If you tell them to remove you from a list, then a next list they get might have your number and the cycle continues. Their internal DNC list is to be used as a white list against which incoming numbers are to be scrubbed.

If your number is on the national DNC list or you have a cell number or fax line, then prestablished business relationship is required before you may be legally called. Answering a survey does NOT create this connection. Once you're in a system/call list, you aren't screw. You, telemarketer tbeleville, or specifically your company, would be screwed if you violate the law and you don't use illegal means to hide yourself such as fake CID, lying about location/address, failure to identify, etc. For live calls, if you violate the TCPA twice in a 12 month period, you can be sued. Calls to cell phones, prerecorded calls, or junk faxes, for instance are instantly open to a lawsuit. Violations can also stack up. If you fail to send a copy of the company policy regarding the maintenance of your DNC list as demanded, that is a violation of the law. Each violation is $500 and may be trebled if you willingly OR knowingly violated the law.

Also don't fool yourself or try to blow sunshine up Snoo's butt by claiming that there is no real catch. You've simply bought into the company line. It is the 2-3 year 'monitoring' contract that is the catch. And they have higher ETF that would make a cellular company have a wet dream. While you might be trying to 'help' you don't really know what you are talking about in terms of what works or is legal. Back when I was in college and had a lot of free time on my hand, I filed and won several small claims cases regarding the TCPA and I collected quite a bit of money from entities making prerecorded calls. Never underestimate the power of a college student good at research and free for an entire summer.

mblitch65 karma

There is a lot technically wrong with your claims.

For one someone on a second regulator would swim in front of the person supplying it. If they were behind, the supplier wouldn’t know if there was a problem or could pull the reg/mask off or kick it off.

I also wouldn’t say ‘most people’ hyperventilate when first underwater. I’ve been an OWSI for 20 years and someone panicking on the first immersion is really rare, and honestly never had a young male child panic. The vast majority of people that panic are older women. I'm not attacking people based on edge, it has simply been my personal observation as an instructor.

As an experienced cave diver and instructor, unless the other person really fights, I can manipulate them where I need them to go. I have no idea how tight some of these areas are, but if back gas removal isn’t necessary, the kids can essentially be dragged as far as needed. It’d likely be better if they don’t do anything other than kick when indicated to do it.

mblitch46 karma

The worse thing is them keeping the tip and you not getting anything out of it. All it means is that you just lost your first bet in Vegas.

mblitch36 karma

Reminds me of an description of an exchange with Frakfurt air traffic control.

The German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are renowned as a short-tempered lot. They not only expect one to know one's gate parking location, but how to get there without any assistance from them. So it was with some amusement that we (a Pan Am 747) listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt ground control and a British Airways 747, call sign "Speedbird 206": Speedbird 206: "Frankfurt, Speedbird 206 clear of active runway." Ground: "Speedbird 206. Taxi to gate Alpha One-Seven." The BA 747 pulled onto the main taxiway and slowed to a stop. Ground: "Speedbird, do you not know where you are going?" Speedbird 206: "Stand by, Ground, I'm looking up our gate location now." Ground (with arrogant impatience): "Speedbird 206, have you not been to Frankfurt before?" Speedbird 206 (coolly): "Yes, twice in 1944, but I didn't stop."


mblitch30 karma

Have you had conversations with the general public, ever?

People will just read the story title ("only 4% of people killed my miltary UAVs were terrorists") and will believe and rely it as fact. A lot of people will be able to say "Well that doesn't sound right, but I cannot verbalize why or come up with a better number". so yes, we do need a trained statistician to do exactly thus, take the data and present it with accuracy using known scientific methods. OP spends his time researching information by conducting interviews, reading reports, etc. He is not likely highly trained and versed in statistics and higher mathematics.

This is what peer review is designed to do. someone looks at the data and says "I see your information, but your conclusions are flawed and here is a another way to look at the data you have."