PPE for door to door sales

Just Moved In
I don’t appreciate your door to door salesmen coming to my home repeatedly after I am not interested. They are not wearing masks, gloves, they touch door bells and such without disinfecting them. Asking to come into home with any PPE on. This isn’t the time to be selling services door to door. You should be calling people to set up appointments or have your employees ATLEAST wear PPE when visiting several homes I a row and going inside the home without PPE as well then going to the next one right after. If fast food employees and people going into stores need to wear masks I don’t understand why people who are going into homes don’t need too. Should be more important or do the sale from the door without going into the home.
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Ambassador

I agree with this 10000%.

 

Rogers has their techs wearing proper PPE including masks and gloves. Why isn't Telus doing this?. 

 

Also why doesn't Telus suspend their Door to Door sales?. I had 1 guy from Telus and bell come and none of them had PPE either. This is ridiculous to be honest. Even if they don't wear gloves ( since gloves doesn't really do much) a mask or some sort of protection is best for them. 

Rockstar

My experience with Telus' door to door salespeople over the past few years is extremely negative.  They are far too pushy and don't take no for an answer.  They fail to take into account why someone might not want to get their slow DSL and Optik TV service when it could not even support one TV.  Telus fails to do anything about these people, it has been going on for years.  Another obnoxious thing Telus does is send addressed mail to "Resident" and then the address, which bypasses the no flyers signs.  Pretty disappointing really.

Guardian

I prefer to have Telus stop the practice of door to door sales altogether. They ask for personal information and a credit card number if you sign up. There is no way to verify the people at the door are legitimate. The general public has no idea what a valid Telus ID looks like. It's an easy setup for scammers to take advantage of seniors and other vulnerable people.

 

Overall Telus is a very security conscience company. It puzzles me that they continue this practice.

Rockstar

@xray You're right, they should not have door to door salespeople.  I forgot to mention that they knocked even when there was a "no soliciting" sign.  They have obnoxious people who don't snow any respect.  They should also not send mail addressed to "resident" or "occupant" and then the address.  The ones manning the mall displays, I assume are the same contractor, which are fairly nasty too.  They repeatedly ask for your address. Even when I tell them I KNOW that it is not in my neighbourhood yet.  The last time I ran into that was years ago, and they still are not digging there.  Telus are not the company they once were  They've gone downhill a lot.  Their services are still pretty good.  But then if you move and someone touches something, you can't count on them to set it up right.

Connector

Since the door to door encyclopedia salesmen and life insurance salesmen no longer come to my door, I do welcome seeing the Telus people. The majority of them are nice and friendly.

 

This is not Chernobyl. I don't need people approaching my door in a hazmat suit.  

Rockstar

@starchoice There's always "one" who finds them polite, in the ocean of others who have found them to be obnoxious, disrespectful, persistent, and unrealistic of the offerings.

 

When I have a "no soliciting" sign on the door, I expect people to respect that.  When I have a "no flyers" sign on the mailbox, I expect companies not to get around it by writing "resident" and the address.

 

I am glad that the one nice and friendly Telus door to door rep came to your place. But in the past several years, absolutely 100% of the ones who came to my place have been as I have described.  And it seems others have the same experience.

 

Telus needs to up their game.