Anahorish said:Good grief. Well nice to see a fellow simian on here. Anyway I did my degree first, just a BA - well done for doing a PhD !!
Billy Oblivion said:You bloody student! I'm just glad you don't live in England so you're not leeching on my taxes like all the other useless bloody student oxygen thieves.
mojo said:Aw thank you
And being a call centre monkey is not a great job, but someone's gotta do it....what would happen if I wasn't here to put people on hold and ruin their day?! The world might grind to a halt
Anahorish said:I like my job, but god I love that hold button... Don't know what I'd do without it.
And no, it's not a great job, not very well respected, but quite a tough one sometimes. The way some people think it's okay to speak to you... It's like, "do you kiss your children goodnight with those lips?"
Anahorish said:Yeah, the whole key to call centre work is not to take anything personally. People are generally angry at the company - after all if they met me, I'm sure they'd love me. I think one plus point is that I keep my head during arguments now and if I know or believe I'm in the right, then I have the ability to send the opposition down in flames.
Another plus point of my job is that when there are no calls waiting, we get to sit around and be paid for talking amongst ourselves.
Jenem said:i sell newsprint, the big rolls of paper that newspapers are printed on. i don't know how i got here.
i'd rather be an archeologist
Why don't you volunteer for a dig on your next holiday? Most big digs take volunteers and it's a lot of fun. Once you get known and get some skills, they sometimes pay quite well, even if you don't have a degree. There's a lot of manual labor.
(I was on a dig in lower Manhattan one winter, which paid well because it was zero degrees F and they had serious time constraints. We were digging Dutch and Indian stuff.)
Buy the ticket, take the ride.
Jenem said:i didn't - but i see how funny it sounds. does anyone ever envision themselves selling newsprint?
Jenem said:i had no idea you could volunteer. do they take people with zero experience?