Is it ever professionally acceptable to tell someone to ‘p#@s off’?!

Long story short, a long while ago I called up a law firm to enquire about whether they might be able to write a profile of themselves for our site. Very straightforward and no money involved. All that happens is we send the template, an example profile and we give them a good few weeks to complete it.

Bearing all that in mind, is it acceptable for me to be told to ‘p@#s off’ and be hung up on within 10 seconds?! Fair enough, if it’s another caller hassling for money you’re going to be a little on edge, perhaps stern and possibly quite short, however I really can’t see an instance where someone is justified (as long as the other person is completely polite – and I was, honest!) to tell you to ‘p@#s off!’.

Answers on a post card on how to deal with this firm, however over at AAL we’ve decided to never include them in anything that we do, despite focusing a lot on city firms! Feel free to guess!

Paul

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2 Responses to “Is it ever professionally acceptable to tell someone to ‘p#@s off’?!”

  1. Jim Says:

    Name and Shame!!!

  2. Android Says:

    This is unacceptable! :-O They are out of order, and deserve to be named and shamed!

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