I realize similar posts have been shared (as recently as yesterday: https://bravado.co/war-room/posts/funniest-prospecting-rejections), but this response is the most aggressive, brutal rejection I have seen at my company. I had to share.
For context, the rep who was prospecting this person was very successful, eloquent, and a solid SDR. Always very thoughtful and respectful.
Also worth noting, the emailer here took the time to one-by-one add every person at my several hundred-person company to the To: heading.
I understand rejection is part of the job description and @GeneralCorp has shared great cold calls, but the fact that some dude spent probably more than an hour to write this up is outrageous to me. I guess it makes sense that this guy was a Director of Marketing, plenty of time on his hands.
*Name of rep and company has been changed*
To Jenny and the rest of this company,
I highly suggest that you find a better sales tactic than the one you're currently using. Cold outreach e-mail spam is one thing, but leaving me multiple voicemails and lying that you connected with another coworker who "referred" me to you, is completely ridiculous.
No Jenny - I'm 900% never, ever, ever going to use your service. Not on your first e-mail, or your second voicemail, or your event invite. Not when you harass another coworker multiple times, then lie saying she recommended I talk to you. Not if you choose a number similar to my area code when calling me. I know someone mistakenly told you it was a good sales tactic, but I'm not suddenly going to have a change of heart when it's a call from my hometown. My brain isn't gonna go - "wait, this random annoying girl who's been e-mailing and calling me, unprovoked, every single day, is suddenly piquing my interest because she's calling from a 732 number!" I'm not available and I never will be, Jenny.
I would actually Venmo your company three dollars to make sure I never have to see Jenny in my inbox, shouting follow-up requests into the abyss like we've actually spoken before.
It made me wonder if these tactics actually work on people, because you probably wouldn't keep doing it if it didn't work at least once, right? Like if you go on a bad date and you repeatedly tell the person "you like me." over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again, eventually that person is going to have so much brain damage they will say "yes." That's what Company must be doing.
Or maybe you're more like a person who sits down at a table next to a stranger and he's like "who are you?" and you say "I'm your girlfriend." and he goes "No, we've never met before." and you reply back 'I'm your girlfriend." You just keep saying "I'm your girlfriend." over and and over and over until he either gives in or fakes his own death.
Anyway, this has been fun. I'm not brain damaged enough to say yes to you Jenny, but I will look back longingly on the hyper-annoying 1-way conversation where you unsuccessfully tried to dupe me into believing you mattered.
Leave us all alone.