I’m furious at BioTechniques “magazine” and the telemarketing firm they used. It will cycle through where I will get calls daily from their telemarketers wanting me to take a survey and “update my subscription.”
I am not a lab scientist. I do not know how I got on their mailing list. I want off of it. I have asked the telemarketers this periodically over the past year.
Finally, early last week, I e-mailed the person listed on their webpage as CEO asking to be taken off their calling cycle, that I regarded the calls as intrusive and borderline harassment. (Honestly: calling a professor DAILY.)
He e-mailed back, saying yes.
(NEVER BELIEVE ANYONE)
It never takes long for a promise to be broken.
I wish there were some really loud public bullhorn though where I could say BIOTECHNIQUES USES SCAMMY TELEMARKETING TECHNIQUES AND BOTHERS PEOPLE WHO HAVE REPEATEDLY SAID “DON’T BOTHER ME” but I don’t know where.
It would have to be some place using ALL CAPS, I would think.