Telemarketing is a thankless job. I would like to believe that for just one minute that the sales managers who hire the telemarketers truly value the time, energy and dedication it takes to do the work that we do. True, there have been times when I myself have wanted to quit this business, mostly because I felt that the work that I put into a particular campaign was generally not worth the aggravation I got out of it. But I stick it out knowing that things will get better and I will land that one golden client who keeps me busy and employed for the next 8 years. I believe what keeps me going is the fact that I am in fact being of service to others. For me there is nothing better than helping a client land that big account (even when they fail to acknowledge my contribution or forget to pay me) I feel I´ve made a difference. Making a difference in someone´s life isn´t necessarily about changing the world, but perhaps a small part of someone else´s. When I have the opportunity to help a client or even someone thinking about becoming a client, I jump at the chance, sometimes at the risk of my own time and energy. When I began my career, it was initially for the money, but over time it became more about sharing information and resources. I love what I do and hope that there are others out there who feel the same. As I sit here typing out my thoughts, trying to decide what the next step in my career should be, and what other mountains I can climb, I want to acknowledge the men and women who do a thankless job for not nearly enough money and more aggravation than they deserve. Here´s to the great cold caller. A dying breed.