the real Initiation begins...  

TammyDHU 45F
969 posts
6/1/2006 9:24 pm

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the real Initiation begins...

There were only two of our group remaining pulling the reins at calling all over New York and Massachussetts today offering folks the chance to skip out of work and go to free seminars by this afternoon at this crazy call center job of mine. (Jesus God, are some of those New Yorkers DAMN IMPATIENT people...)

but back to our group...

Michael has been absent for two days, claiming illness.

Jake stuck it out until around two in the afternoon and then disappeared. We don't yet know what his explanation is.

Stephanie, newly pregnant, never knows whether she is either sick or hungry. She makes many unannounced expeditions to the bathroom upon every hour.

Chelsea forgot to show up an hour early today. I feared she may never show up!!!

Bobbi Jo is around, but quiet and dependable. She seems to have found her own corner of the room to hang out in away from the rest of us, but that is okay, so long as it works for her.

My supervisor, Traci (she's got to be at least ten years my junior, but hey, it's all okay...she's smart and she knows what she's doing!!!) pulled me aside to tell me she made her first "monitor" on one of my calls. The first thing she had to say was...thank me for showing up every day, and on time!!! Then she went on to compliment me very highly on what she thought is my very wonderful professional approach to the job. I had a chance to share with her some of my previous experiences as oftentimes receptionist in other jobs I've had. Therefore, I explained to her, I know exactly how it is to be on the receiving end of the calls that I make to businesses today. I can also empathize with the secretary who doesn't dare give my call to her boss as well as the busy wife who wants to know why some cheerful female wants to speak to her husband. I came home this evening to feeling very relieved and optimistic that I have found such an interesting and comfortable environment in which to work, thankless as the job itself may be. I feel like I am doing the society somewhat of a good in the job, and that is my only real requirement.

Not everyone can handle it. It seems the call center is much like a dryer. When you add socks, you take them out, and you're bound to have lost at least three. Well, I can tell you now: it is diehard Chelsea, Stephanie, and I. Let's hope Jake shows up tomorrow...


rm_w0lf20015 58M

6/2/2006 3:09 am

Hugs and warm wishes to you Tammy


corvairguy 65M

6/2/2006 7:20 pm

Do you do the calling yourself, or does a computer dial and ask the person to wait on the line for the first available person?

If I have a recording when I answer, I imediatly hang up!


TammyDHU 45F
246 posts
6/3/2006 7:43 am

    Quoting corvairguy:
    Do you do the calling yourself, or does a computer dial and ask the person to wait on the line for the first available person?

    If I have a recording when I answer, I imediatly hang up!
The computer dials. We are then responsible for the handling of the call. If you hang up on me, I will note your call as "declined" and go on to the next unhappy customer...


sleekman 50M
23 posts
6/4/2006 11:44 am

Wow! Yes i guess the phones are ringing! Maybe some of them have spring fever, Lol. Yes it is true Tammy . Just like socks in the dryer, Lol, You usually loose 1 out of the three, From the last 1 you lost in your last load,


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