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We’ve talked about customer service a lot here at Lifehacker. Unfortunately, poor customer service is something we all have to deal with at some point — and often it takes a lot more than politeness and persistence to get your way. Get Rich Slowly’s Holly Johnson offers her best tips for tackling these difficult situations.
I’ve worked in hotels for more than a decade. I’ve checked you in, checked you out, oriented you to the property, served you a drink, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, parked your car, tasted your room service, cleaned your toilet, denied you a late checkout, given you a wake-up call, eaten M&M’s out of your minibar, laughed at your jokes and taken your money.
If you’re having a hard time getting anyone at a company to respond to your service issue, it’s time to take your complaint to the top. Most people at their wits end find that a well-worded and actionable email to a corporate executive gets quick and effective results, and the folks over at The Consumerist have a great guide to figuring out those executive email addresses.
EXCLUSIVE: Lifehacker just got off the phone with Laurence Kain, a small business owner who earlier this afternoon took the extreme step of chaining himself to the Canberra City Optus store. He said his “peaceful protest” was a last resort after unsuccessful attempts to switch the ownership of his iPad data account between his businesses, despite three previous store visits and five hours on hold. Updated