Originally Posted by scagnt83
Anyone who thinks this is not common practice all over the business world is living in the clouds.
Email and attachment tracking is used by almost every serious web marketing company out there. Lots of big corporations use these systems on external emails too. If you get any type of "update" type emails from a big corporation, chances are they have it tagged with tracking.
Your standards of ethical behavior are different than mine. You are saying that if it is OK for Apple and the NSA and the CIA to do, it is OK for everyone. I disagree.
I obviously will not persuade you to change your ethics.
But I will say this. I'm allowed to have an opinion on the subject and it is simply unfortunate the you don't like it and you post something like this as a deflector:
Failed insurance agents who hold a jealous grudge against successful agents... who spend their free time condescending them, in a feeble effort to make themselves feel superior.
The financial industry has a bad reputation for honesty and ethical behavior. Why do states require ethics CE and why are fiduciary rules being considered? Do you wonder why people think of financial product sales people... the same as they do about used car sales personnel?
Many agents in the financial sector see no ethical problem with doing whatever it takes to make a sale.
If you are going to track my email, why not buy into the technology to tap my phone or capture all my keystrokes or better yet turn on my computer camera or smart TV and spy on me? Why not send me a free pen with an RFID chip in side so you can find wherever I travel?
Hey, dude! You can be the new Ned Ryerson:
Do you honestly think that apple does not know if you opened their emails or not? Or Starbucks?
So that makes it right? It sounds as if you would have made a great CIA and NSA agent instead of an insurance agent.
Some might find it intrusive... but how is it any more intrusive than calling you on the phone and knowing if you either answer or dont [sic] answer?
Is this something you do too?
Plus, most work 2x-3x more hours than me and still earn less than I do.
Yes, I'm sure you are the role-model for many hundreds, if not thousands of agents in the sector.