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Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe, Jan 6, 2017.

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  1. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

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    I'm sure most of us have called a phone number and heard "we are experiencing a higher then normal volume of calls".

    I sent an email to Best Western Hotels today and got this auto reply:

    Thank you for contacting Best Western Rewards.
    Your request has been received. At this time we are experiencing a large volume of e-mails and appreciate your patience. A Best Western Rewards representative will be contacting you as soon as possible.
    If your concerns require immediate attention please call 800-237-8483 (accessible from North America only).
     
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    nickle Low-Roller

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    Just imagine how long the wait is by phone!:whistle:
     
  3. merlin

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    It shows they truly do care Joe.
     
  4. Breeze147

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    Are you Best Western Diamond level?
     
  5. hammie

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    I received an email a couple days ago from Best Western about a new digital loyalty card and to look out for a future email with further info. I guess it's some kind of a mobile app. I have zero BW points, haven't stayed at a BW in years, and most of my travel bookings on Priceline so I canned it.
     
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    I guess that's for people who just sit by their computer, waiting for a reply to their email, hitting refresh over and over and over.

    Thanks for the giggles this morning, Joe.
     
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    I look after my older brother who is special needs and this includes making/changing med appnts. He had been reffered to a specialist for a consult and a followup with his primary. I needed to change the followup and called the clinic. The clinic is part of UW medicine and has numerous locations, so it's not small. I called and was told the hold wait would be 14 minutes! I couldn't understand that wait, but fine, I left my number. 14 min later I got the auto call that stated they were experiencing a high vollume of calls and the first available rep would be with me. I finally got someone a few minutes later. I thought the reason for the callback was so you COULD speak to someone rather than WAITING. Good old american ingenuity.

    Good Luck!
    Ric at Joes
     
  8. Richard Alpert

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    I wonder if they're replying to the e-mails in the order that they were received...

    My buddy has been reprimanded by his supervisors for some typos in his out-of-office auto-replies over the past few years.

    One of his gems: "Thank you for your message. I will be out of the office until Thursday as I am sexting things up for the regional meeting."

    On the positive side, he said attendance at the regional meeting was way up.

    RICHARD
     
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    It's just simply "UnFcuking Real" thanks Joe its too freaking stupid funny.
     
  10. C0usineddie

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    Its normal sop for companies who have actual people responding to the emails. I suppose they could just set it up so you just got a form letter trying to fix your problem but its worth the wait for an actual person to work with i think.
     
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    One client of ours, and no, I am not making this up, has phone agents answer email during the times the phones are not busy. LOL, don't hold your breath. :)

    Personally, I'll usually wait in the call queue rather than do email. I've had too many emails to firms vanish in black holes!
     
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