We try to be nice on this site, and we try to be positive on the whole. Normally Elle keeps my inner demons under control on here, but sometimes I just have to vent! This is one of those times. Ask a lot of expats in Spain which company they dislike the most and you’ll soon spot a pattern. One name above all will keep cropping up. The deVere Group. Why? Their intrusive telephone canvassing goes way beyond annoying and into the realms of harassment! Today was the last straw. After repeatedly asking them ‘never to call me again’ many, many, many times in the past I finally exploded when the stupid half-wit woman on the phone couldn’t even manage the courtesy of getting my name right. I tried to point out how unprofessional she was, I wasn’t buying, that I find the company’s integrity questionable, and that I never wanted to hear from them again (once again!). But no, she tried to talk over me. I know some people can’t get proper jobs and have to work for companies like this, so usually try to retain some element of courtesy in my pretty stern responses. But talking over me, really? It was only going to end one way with a lot of noise and a string of expletives. Sorry deVere, you pushed me too far this time. I shall now be resorting to a much more plain and simple stance next time you call, and of course you will be calling again…. As a little side note deVere, you may be able to delete disparaging (and frankly in this instance insulting) comments from your Facebook page, but it doesn’t change the fact that so many expats share my opinion and despise you. Nor does it necessarily make it go away, as you can see…. I will NEVER deal with your company! End of! ————————————
Readers: If you are looking at pensions can I suggest you read this informative and impartial article first. Also, if you are thinking about talking to this company (or any other company of it’s type) about any sort of financial investment do a bit of Googling for complaints first, do some serious digging before you sign anything with anyone! Caveat Emptor!