Pelosi’s Rude Phone Staff
Posted by nytexan on July 11, 2007
It appears to me that Washington has turned into one giant self service, self important beast. When we, elect officials to Congress they seem to forget that they work at the pleasure of the American public. Their salaries and the salaries of all of their staff are paid through our taxes. So I am more than a bit pissed when any receptionist or staff member hangs up on anyone of us, when we are performing our civil duty by calling their office.
Case in point, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s staff. I called to ask about impeachment (probably a huge waste of my time and money with Pelosi), while I am talking; the young lady says “thank you” and hangs up on me. I was still talking and I heard the dial tone in my ear.
How freaking rude I thought, so I called back to tell this young lady that I didn’t appreciate her hanging up on me and I asked to speak to her supervisor at which time she informed me that there were too many calls waiting. I insisted and she transferred me to another “phone center” (that’s what they call themselves) young lady. Who I might add was very nice.
I find out that the supervisor’s and their full name is a secret. Secrets seem to be the wave of D.C. these days. I inform her that my taxes pay her salary, her coworkers and Speaker Pelosi’s salies. To which I receive a response of thank you I will e-mail my supervisor (the mystery person) your complain and you will get a call back. I won’t hold my breath.
I can now see why Pelosi is not doing a damn thing that over 50% of the country wants her to do. Pelosi is stuck with her head in the clouds or up someone ass and her staff could give a rat’s ass about what we have to say. Maybe, Pelosi never gets to hear what we are calling about because her “call center” employees are to busy hanging up on citizens. Does Pelosi portray this dismissive attitude to her staff and they’re just following her lead?
It’s time for Congress to remember that you work for us, baby. We all know that a boss is ultimately responsible for the performance or lack thereof of their employees. It’s time for us to start firing and voting out our rude and dismissive employees.
So, in the spirit of being a very annoyed citizen, I give you Speaker Pelosi’s number 202-225-0100 and the pleasure of her “call center” gals.
UPDATE: I had this in the comments but I felt it should also be posted here:
Pelosi’s “mystery supervisor” a/k/a Paula did call me and apologized for the treatment I received.
She did say that they are swamped with calls but that was no excuse for rude behavior and she would fix the problem.
Thank you Paula for listening. Maybe there is hope for Pelosi, someone in her office listens.