by LINDA PRESTON
The big psychic phone companies make me laugh.
They all offer the same bland uninspiring readings and then have the cheek to tell you how they are going to change your life for ever.
They often employ inexperienced readers who may be supplied with a script to work from.
Their aim seems to be to encourage dependency on the psychic readers and boost their cash flow.
I know I worked for one myself several years ago for a very short period.
I quickly realised that my ethics did not fit in with theirs and ended my acquaintance with them almost immediately.
They are totally profit driven and care very little for the client's well fare.
All readers are instructed to make sure the client knows their pin number (identification) and this must be repeated several times to encourage the client to get back to you whenever he/she has the need for some psychic advice.
In pay per minute readings you are instructed by the company line mangers who are target driven to keep the client on as long as possible even if this means waffling on about very little.
If fact if you don't, you are told your pay will be reduced!
At the end of the reading you must encourage the client to return to you if they need any further help or advice.
It doesn't matter even if they have called because they have financial problems and will make it worse by ringing psychic lines.
Some troubled souls desperate for help will ring every day and run up a huge phone bill in the process.
As a professional psychic if a client asks me about another reading I always tell them they need to leave a gap of several months.
This is for two purposes:
1. To allow events outlined in the reading to unfold.
2. A reading will just repeat itself if you seek one too soon - nothing new will be learned and you will have wasted your time and your money.
Now the companies have all introduced SMS text messaging to encourage further dependency.
A text coming in out of cyberspace from a psychic (?) who has never had any real contact with you, is supposed to be of help!
I remain unconvinced.
LINDA PRESTON WORKS AS A PROFESSIONAL PSYCHIC AND WRITER OF PARANORMAL ARTICLES. SHE LIVES IN THE NW OF THE UK WHERE SHE CAN BE CONTACTED VIA HER WEBSITE http://www.psychiclinda.co.uk or her popular blog spot.http://www.psychicreporter.blogspot.com