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post #1 of 13
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post #2 of 13
the reply all email is very very annoying,
i get about 250 emails a day i HAVE to deal with.
i really hate, the forward all jokes etc. very seldom are they new.

I swear there are some jokes i seen 100 times +

AS for the others yea, your there to work, not fix your home life, etc.
post #3 of 13
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When I used to work in a call center, one of my biggest pet peeves was when there were calls in queue (sp?), and the supervisors would walk around and whisper in your ear, "Hurry up and finish your call! There are other calls in queue!" Well then, if y'all are so worried about it, then why don't you take a few calls yourselves? What would really irritate me would be the fact that while these calls were in queue, they (the supervisors) would be discussing personal business over the phone w/ their family or friends, or be playing computer games on the computer. Double !!

~KK~
post #4 of 13
My biggest pet peeve is loud people...in particular you're in a cube, on a call and everyone in your area is standing around and goofing off, laughing and being loud.

I've yelled at people before for doing that.
post #5 of 13
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When I used to work in a call center, one of my biggest pet peeves was when there were calls in queue (sp?), and the supervisors would walk around and whisper in your ear, "Hurry up and finish your call! There are other calls in queue!" Well then, if y'all are so worried about it, then why don't you take a few calls yourselves? What would really irritate me would be the fact that while these calls were in queue, they (the supervisors) would be discussing personal business over the phone w/ their family or friends, or be playing computer games on the computer. Double !!

~KK~
Yes!!! I work in a call center, and what exactly do the supervisors do?? Why do they get more money for chatting with each other and ignoring the fact that we are 90 in queue? Most of the supervisors don't even know how to take calls anymore...they have been off the phones for so long in "meetings", which usually means 3 hour lunch breaks. I'm taking "sup calls", which means I just get yelled at more, but I'm not getting paid what the actual supervisors get paid, but they aren't there to take the calls.

I'm sorry. I'm just venting. I understand completely!!
post #6 of 13
Yup, yup, yup

The one thing I do have to mention, though, is the personal stuff. You know, there are very few people who have a non-working person living at home and available during the day - when the rest of the world is working and available to fix things in your house, or yourself for that matter. I work from 7:30 to 5:30. If I need to make an appointment or something, I have to call on work hours.
post #7 of 13
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My biggest pet peeve is loud people...in particular you're in a cube, on a call and everyone in your area is standing around and goofing off, laughing and being loud.


Been there, seen it, too.

It's difficult enough as it is trying to concentrate while you're on a call, with just the noise coming from the other booths, but when you get those idiots who are just goofing off in addition to that, it's maddening!

~KK~
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Yes!!! I work in a call center, and what exactly do the supervisors do?? Why do they get more money for chatting with each other and ignoring the fact that we are 90 in queue? Most of the supervisors don't even know how to take calls anymore...they have been off the phones for so long in "meetings", which usually means 3 hour lunch breaks. I'm taking "sup calls", which means I just get yelled at more, but I'm not getting paid what the actual supervisors get paid, but they aren't there to take the calls.
I know exactly what you mean! They trained me to do what they called "Helpline", which was just a fancy way of saying. "You take the supervisor's call, and get yelled at for others' mistakes." - which should have been the supervisors' job! And we didn't get paid anything extra, either, for doing their job!

And like you say, Calico, most of the supervisors didn't even know HOW to take a call anymore - but yet they were in charge of us!!

~KK~
post #9 of 13
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Yup, yup, yup

The one thing I do have to mention, though, is the personal stuff. You know, there are very few people who have a non-working person living at home and available during the day - when the rest of the world is working and available to fix things in your house, or yourself for that matter. I work from 7:30 to 5:30. If I need to make an appointment or something, I have to call on work hours.
I understand your point, and agree w/ it! But those are totally different circumstances, than making personal calls like, "Well, did you get your hair done today, Mom? How did you like the new hairdresser?"

~KK~
post #10 of 13
I can understand these peeves, but there are uses for reply all...for example, I work in an area where you need to protect your own rear...the workplace has become that bad. I reply all in situations where my manager needs to be in the loop, for example. But, I use it with discretion.

As for personal calls...I set up appts and such for things because I do work the same hours that most places are open so I don't have a chance to call outside office hours. But it's rare I actually have a personal conversation, except that time my brother called to tell me how horrible my family is and that we'll never see him or his kids again. *sigh* Family....
post #11 of 13
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I know exactly what you mean! They trained me to do what they called "Helpline", which was just a fancy way of saying. "You take the supervisor's call, and get yelled at for others' mistakes." - which should have been the supervisors' job! And we didn't get paid anything extra, either, for doing their job!

And like you say, Calico, most of the supervisors didn't even know HOW to take a call anymore - but yet they were in charge of us!!

~KK~
LOL, are you sure we don't work for the same company??
post #12 of 13
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LOL, are you sure we don't work for the same company??
Nope - I don't think so! You're in West Virginia: I was living in Wisconsin when I worked at that job - although they did have a call center in Las Vegas at one time, which has since been closed down, I heard...

Don't get me wrong: I LOVED that job! I just didn't like all the BS that went along w/ it! It wasn't always that way; that is, not until a bigger corporation took over what was once a family owned business..

~KK~
post #13 of 13
My biggest pet peeve is the push to make work my social network. I just want to got to work, do my job well and go home. My work has bowling get togethers, baseball games, and other planned events constantly. I think it's nice if you don't have friends or a life outside of work. I work with these people and they are nice, but they aren't my friends and I'd like to keep it that way.
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