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Anyone else feel like throwing themselves out of the window?
they hung up on me =(
It was shit.
Mine isn't THAT bad, it depends what you do. I'm on market research, so it's not too bad.
I used to do telephone fundraising, that was much worse.
We'll call you for a chat. At mine you could *hear* if the call was being recorded. It was like living in East Germany.
Ah, outbound only my friend!
Just commandeer the conversation and turn it into a lovely chat.
We get like monitored. It's OK, really. I've done two shifts so far, and I am so skint all I can think about is the cash.
it's the most soul-destroying work. I just stopped turning up at my last one (after 7 months of dealing with insurance claims).
Inbound, I think, is worse.
but i think outbounding on a sales team would be worse.
National Rail Enquiries. We had to give train times in the 24 hour clock, that seemed to be beyond the comprehension of most of the callers.
he likes it coz the money's okay, and the hours are really flexible. He's a supervisor and the rest of his band report in to him which is funny. Particularly when they phone in 'sick'.
is true, about the hours, and I am only doing it for the summer. I think it's so different when you know it's only for a few months.
when i was 17 i used to work part time (13-ish hrs a week) selling gas and electricity. i was really good at it and used to earn about 25% on top of my basic in commission.
i also worked in an 'virtual office' type place which had loads of different clients, some order lines, personal loan applications, mobile phone offers. that was ok. i used to do night shifts to earn extra, 11pm to 7am solo and i'd usually only get about 6 phone calls. i once turned up drunk and watched an entire Van Damme movie without receiving a single call. best £15 earnt ever? maybe so.
sound like the kind of thing where I would actually slit my wrists.
they suited me at the time. the sales job was great - i was 17 and had over £300/month to spend, and the other one was flexible hours so i could start at 11am and stay up till 2am watching reruns of Stargate on Sky1.
and, to be honest, i'm pretty much sold on the idea of office jobs being shit regardless, so may as well do ones that enhance your out-of-office life a lot..
probably not the best
The Van Damme movie's length was £15 - so, about 2, 2.5 hours?
it was £7.50/hr, which was pretty good considering i spent most of the night either watching TV, posting on messageboards or sleeping.
although i don't think i was meant to sleep..
well I did until 8pm today, I don't anymore. I hated it, it was shit. However my 'team' bought me nice leaving presents and drinks and stuff so that was pretty ace.
I phoned the Samaritans and they put me on hold...
it was fucking horrible. ended up basically walking out halfway through a call and not going back.
call centre. Well, I'm a "team leader" in a call centre, which basically means that I get to answer emails, argue with people who MUST be on drugs and rake in money in relation to how many sales my "team" get in a week.
I also get to shout "GO TEAM!" a lot.