So you work in a call center. Your job is stressful, we know. You’re dealing with angry customers, the monotony of reading the same scripts over and over, and hours upon hours of being confined to a cubicle. And, let’s face it, you’re not exactly getting rich.
So why not have a little fun with all of it? We’ve compiled some of the best examples the Internet has to offer of just what it feels like to work in a call center for eight-plus hours a day. There are good days and bad days, of course. But whether you’re a call center agent or supervisor, chances are you’ve experienced these feelings.
Unfortunately, we don’t always get credit for being experts in what we do. The all-too-common “Can I speak to a supervisor?” line can be frustrating. How about giving me a chance to actually solve the problem?
Why, oh why, can’t we hear this part of the call? Imagine the possibilities. Callers singing to themselves, talking to themselves, yelling at the kids, or spilling their juiciest secrets to a friend. That’s the kind of entertainment that leads to job satisfaction.
Where are these guys when we need them? Why hasn’t anyone thought of this?
Hmm…actually enjoying the elevator music. Why aren’t people thanking us for putting them on hold. We’re offering the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind, right?
This wasn’t exactly how the job was advertised…
And that’s about the best stress test that exists.
No account number? Not sure of the address on file? Sure, that’s fine. It’s a good thing we’re all trained in mind reading.
If they think 20 minutes on the phone is inconvenient, imagine how we feel after eight hours.
Ever felt like this? We’re guessing the answer is yes. Too bad there’s not a free pass for days when the stress is just too much.