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That is gross and rude!

post #1 of 25
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So I got a phone call from a customer wanting stock numbers. No problem. I just have to look the item up in the catalog. While I am looking it up she keeps doing this nasty sniffle in my ear. You know the kind that like sucks snot into your throat. Do that before or after you call, not on the line!
post #2 of 25
Ewwwwwww!!! I would have told her to stop it, or accidentally got 'disconnected' from her
post #3 of 25
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
Ewwwwwww!!! I would have told her to stop it, or accidentally got 'disconnected' from her
I couldn't deal with that. YUCK!
post #4 of 25
i would have said " go grab a tissue, i will wait" i HATE that sound!!!!
post #5 of 25
I would of told her to stop doing as It is making me feel unwell.
post #6 of 25
My former coworker did that all day long - I would get to the point where I would snap, "Blow your nose for Pete's sake, that's gross!" at him.
post #7 of 25
Brandi- I was just talking to an insurance lady from a call center and she was EATING while on the phone with me! HOW RUDE is that?!
post #8 of 25
Thread Starter 
Where have peoples manners gone?
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by Phenomsmom View Post
Where have peoples manners gone?
I don't think people get trained properly or supervised these days..
post #10 of 25
Eek i feel like i want to gag We had a storeman who did that, and if he did it when he was near you, you could see him swallow it
post #11 of 25
Oh that is sooo gross! Reminds me of my first job interview! It was for a fast food place and the manager kept sucking his nasty green snot back up his nose! Yes I could see it!!!!
post #12 of 25
I have had worse while dealing with clients. I worked at a government call centre for years. Once I had someone being "entertained" by his girlfriend while on the line with me.

I can't even count the number of times the client has brought the phone into the bathroom to do their business while on a call with me.

After 8 years at the government call centre I was very happy to get off the phones into a non call centre position!
post #13 of 25
I work in a call center and I hate hearing people going to the bathroom, carrying on a conversation with someone else or cussing out someone, passing by.

Once, I was on the phone, with a woman and her S/O began cussing and hitting her, while she was talking to me.
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by adymarie View Post
I have had worse while dealing with clients. I worked at a government call centre for years. Once I had someone being "entertained" by his girlfriend while on the line with me.
Oh my gosh!! Thats awful!!
post #15 of 25
Haha oh goodness... Call Centers...

I'm 25 and still finishing college part-time, so I mainly work in temp to permanent call center and/or office admin. positions.

Well my latest (and probably my favorite one thus-far) was for a Wine distribution company that specializes in training in-home wine tasting consultants to run their own business....and I can't even count the number of calls I would get from drunk people who thought they weren't "rudely drunk" because they were sipping wine and wine is not as bad.

Lemme tell ya, drunk is drunk. I'd get hit on over the phone by drunk old businessmen all day long. Or drunk older women, who aren't that computer saavy in the first place, making ridiculous mistakes while submitting online orders, etc.

It was actually pretty funny...but I'd always laugh at the fact that people somehow thought it's appropriate to call up a business in a huge industry all inebriated.
post #16 of 25
And yet - I remained professional!

If I can survive that on the phone - I think I can survive most anything.

The worst was when I had told someone they weren't entitled to benefits and they basically told me that because of me they couldn't feed their baby and if their baby died it would be my fault. That got to me for a minute and then I said "It is unfortunate your were dismissed from your job due to misconduct and not entitled to recieve benefits. However there are other options available to assist you and if you require I can provide the phone number for both Social Services and your nearest Food Bank".
post #17 of 25
Maybe she wasn't sniffling...perhaps she was wiping her nose on the phone?

post #18 of 25
EWWWWW! I get alot of gross things like that at work. Like people describing in detail why they need to cancel appointments, the color and quantity of diarhea,etc you get the picture...( I have no need to know this)Or the people who call and you can hear them using the toilet!! ICK
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by adymarie View Post
I have had worse while dealing with clients. I worked at a government call centre for years. Once I had someone being "entertained" by his girlfriend while on the line with me.

I can't even count the number of times the client has brought the phone into the bathroom to do their business while on a call with me.

After 8 years at the government call centre I was very happy to get off the phones into a non call centre position!
I feel your pain. The worst I've had so far is after I told a caller that it would take 7-10 business days to process his form, he literally puked! I'm sorry, but just the sound can set me off...but, I had to be professional about it.
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by Phenomsmom View Post
So I got a phone call from a customer wanting stock numbers. No problem. I just have to look the item up in the catalog. While I am looking it up she keeps doing this nasty sniffle in my ear. You know the kind that like sucks snot into your throat. Do that before or after you call, not on the line!
Yuck!

Before I went to nursing school I worked in a law office. A girl who sat across from me at a differen't cubical had really bad allergies. All she did from the time she arrived until the time she left was sniffle and blow her nose...mostly just sniffle. And she used to do that "hocking" sound too, even on the phone. I found it so annoying and totally gross. I'm surprised the clients didn't complain to her boss.

Part of the reason I left that job actually was because I couldn't stand sitting next to her and listening to her anymore.
post #21 of 25
That is nasty Brandi
post #22 of 25
*hockhockhock*


sorry...wanted to sound my best for a phone call i'm expecting

soo wrong
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by adymarie View Post
I have had worse while dealing with clients. I worked at a government call centre for years. Once I had someone being "entertained" by his girlfriend while on the line with me.

I can't even count the number of times the client has brought the phone into the bathroom to do their business while on a call with me.

After 8 years at the government call centre I was very happy to get off the phones into a non call centre position!

Thats too funny
post #24 of 25
Oh that's just gross!

I used to work for a recruiting company. Except the two partners, everyone's desk is in the open. On warm days, the woman sitting in front of me would wipe her underarms in front of everyone & lift her sleeveless top back and forth so her bra or some female body parts (sometimes she doesn't wear one) was in plain view. She then proceed to take off her shoes & socks to put foot powder on her feet. When I was new I ask her what that white powder is, she looks at me as if the question is unnecessary, raise her voice & said "foot power!"
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
Brandi- I was just talking to an insurance lady from a call center and she was EATING while on the phone with me! HOW RUDE is that?!
My 'boss' does that with me all the time. It's sp annoying that I've even hung up on her, on occasion. It's disgusting and it makes me sick to hear someone slopping food in their mouth and they are blabbering away to me. Ugh.
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