I work in the customer service department of a publishing company that publishes investment newsletters. Part of my job, besides subscription processing, is opening the daily mail. We frequently get envelopes stuffed with our promotional material, other people’s ads (but no good coupons which is what I can use), monopoly money, political articles, religious tracts, porno ads (which should be illegal!), confetti (which I had to clean up, no fun), all kinds of junk. My supervisor told me that she has personally opened mail that had a frog corpse in it, as well as one with a used feminine hygiene product in it. Now that’s just SICK.
If you want to know the truth, when you do stuff like that, it just makes you look like a moron with too much time on your hands. And it’s WRONG to make a company (even credit card companies) pay for useless mail that you send back. A simple “please take me off your mailing list and do not sell my name” is much more palatable than an envelope full of junk.
Also, if you send a form that has your name and address on it, it probably will be processed. For all we know, it’s a legitimate order (we offer billed subscriptions).
Just use common sense and common courtesy. If you don’t want it, kindly let the company know. Believe it or not, they do have real live people who work there, too.
If that is all it took. How come I keep getting the same crap from the same people even after telling them to take me off their list numerous times? As we sow so shall we reap!
Has it occurred to you and other mass mailers that NO ONE wants your junk? Helluva way to make a living. Where do I sign up for that?
I just wanted to reply to the comment Tom left to Ava.
( “Has it occurred to you and other mass mailers that NO ONE wants your junk? Helluva way to make a living. Where do I sign up for that?”)
This comment was uncalled for. No one has the right to attack her for job. Last I checked this group is here to help people in debt. The message at hand was how to get you name removed from mailing list and she was only trying to help out and let all of us know that stuffing the envelopes with junk and mailing them back does not help any of us. Just simply put remove from maililng list on it. We are not here to bash people for their situations or what they do, we are all here to try to help each other. Please keep this in mind.