So…I quit my vanilla job at the call center. 🙂
I can hear you now…”YOU IDIOT! Why quit a good paying job in a terrible job market?!” Well…it’s called “sanity”…specifically mine, and keeping it intact. 😛 Not gonna piss on things more than that, except to say that the company’s customer base is full of whiny, entitled brats who think they should get everything for free just for using the service for a year (or less, in some cases), and trying to mediate through that was driving me insane. Then, when you add 5 hours of mandatory overtime to a 6 day work week, it was either get out or get a baseball bat. 😛
I was only one of a complete tsunami of people leaving the job for this and other reasons…they’re gonna turn over the entire staff within a month, I bet’cha. Matter of fact, when I posted about this to my vanilla Facebook account, I got a literal TON of people asking me for a link to the company I’m moving to so they could apply. :/ The good news to come out of it is I found a new job quickly…as of next month, I’ll be at a company doing work through a Social Media platform…for an extra almost $2 more an hour. 🙂
Parting thoughts to the cell phone company world? Yes, dear customer, the tablet you got for free IS free…but you have signed a contract to service it through your cellular provider for 2 years, and if you suddenly want to remove that tablet from your plan before the 2 years is up, there IS a fee for breaking said contract. And “Buy One Get One Free” offers generally require the addition of a new line of service for one of the new phones…and no, just because you’ve been a customer for god-knows-how-many-years, that fact cannot be overridden by a customer service rep or their supervisor, or ANY level of management.
Nope…I’m not bitter at all. 😛
Brooke Thomsen for today.