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lauz the caterpilla


lauz the caterpilla

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Posted:ok so at my new job i'm phoning people to promote gyms.
its quite a stressful job as you get some very rude and ignorant people (and cant shout back) but on occassion you get some right weirdo's.

like this one guy i was telling him about the gym and the offers and i asked if he would be interested. he replies "i'm a fat slob, i dont need to go to the gym"

and then you get other people who come out with things like "your a really nice polite girl, do you have a boyfriend? because my son is single"

i find this hilarious.

any one else have a job that lets them speak or deal with weirdo's and tell me all about it, please do it will make my day tomorrow when i get in from yet another night of work smile


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Kupsch
SILVER Member since Jun 2004

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Location: glasgow

Total posts: 163
Posted:yes! I work in insurance customer service, I deal with absolute weirdos all the time, I deal directlywith complaints, you wouldnt believe how petty and pathetic some people are, they are like babies, and find satisfaction with tedious remarks and take things personally against you!

its sometimes incredibly irritating, but mostly just funny...

the wierdest person we've had so far, i fortunately didnt have to deal with, but another girl had to get sent home because she felt "sexually harrased" as the man phoned for a quote and throughout the call groaned and told her he would like it if she refered to him as baby, then when she gave him the price for his car insurance, he screamed and told her....what had basically just happened all over his hand. it was disgusting!! i felt sorry for the girl, but i doubt she was that affected, i think she just wanted to get home early and just used the call as an excuse!! (im sorry if this has offended anyone!!!)


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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston

Total posts: 2666
Posted:lol oh yeah that is so an excuse, if she felt so distressed about it she could have hung up anytime. Maybie she got so turned on she ran home to her boyfriend and banged his brains out ahahha.

The closest thing I have to deal with is is a smarmy pretentiouse chef called kieth (who everybody also hates), not exactly wirdo, but he makes that idiot of the telly whats his name Gordan Ramsy look fun to be around.


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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

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Location: Staines

Total posts: 4437
Posted:No, but i serve weirdos, make them drunk, then serve them again and they're even weirder, like taking candy froma baby

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...

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Posted:I just talk to stereotypes around the world, thats where Har-row came from wink if you ever spoke to the little dude you wouldn't stop laughing for a week it's a lottery picking up the phone in case it's the first thing you hear. ubblol

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Domino
SILVER Member since May 2004

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Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK

Total posts: 757
Posted:I used to work in a lab testing yogurt for bacteria (fun fun fun). To add to this rather tedious job I was also working with sex pests, most of them female. On my FIRST DAY I was treated to quite a graphic description of having sex in a public swimming pool. One topic of conversation, bugged the utter crap out of me for a long time and I slowly learnt just to phase out

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blu_valley
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

blu_valley

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Location: Brighton

Total posts: 197
Posted:I dont deal with them myself, but part of my job is to listen to some calls made by telesales agents. This world is filled with wierdo's.

"I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.." - Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...

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Posted:Written by: blu_valley
This world is filled with wierdo's.



ubblol

really blu!!!
how is the crazy bambino?


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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG

Total posts: 3415
Posted:At least you were all separated by a phone line and some walls...

one of my previous part time jobs was a sunstenance logistics assistant (pizza driver). Now, we all know the stories about what happens when you drive pizzas, every other delivery is a hot member of the opposite sex who wants your body, and that when not driving, you sit around doing not much at all.

Well, my experience was almost nothing like this. Time spent at the shop was flat out, the hours were pretty sucky if you wanted a social life (6pm-anywhere between 9pm and 2am), and my car wasn't liking me much at all most mornings. I got no invitations inside for romantic interludes at all.

Now, think about what its like when 1:30am rolls around on a sunday morning, and you really feel like pizza. Chances are, you're either drunk, stoned or both. And, chances also are, that you aren't alone. No, most people who've had a few too many have a couple of mates around at least, who are often hardly sober themselves.

Add to that a lot of the deliveries i had were to the seedier part of my area, and you have a guaranteed recipie for fun and excitement and 'crap, here i am, at some druggies house (the smell of weed in the air is a dead giveaway), with at least $200 in my changebelt, and no feasable means of self defence. I'm scared'


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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston

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Posted:Scary *hugs MiG* its ok, the bad people cant get you now. *taps his head* there there, dont cry.

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Pink...?
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Pink...?

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Location: Over There

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Posted:I work for the Dti (department of Trade and Industry) in the Small firm loan Guarentee unit (guess what we do?)

We take it in turns to answer the enquiry line...
You should hear the wierd companies people want to start/have started and want loans for!
Like a tanning shop & Dvd rental? So you get a tan, then sit in & watch DVD's?
I cant think of any off top of my head


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lauz the caterpilla


lauz the caterpilla

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Posted:well today at work was crap. i made no appointments what so ever had one woman telling me that gyms are dangerous and another man who asked me to call back saying "oh god not you again"
and many old people saying that they cant walk. oh the joys of phoning random strangers smile


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Zauberdach


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Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 199
Posted:I work part time in a bookshop and occasionally have to ring people up to tell them the books they've ordered have arrived. This is the worst job in the shop. People always think you are trying to sell them something and get all [censored] and rude with you. Then they get all worked up when they realise that technically they've asked for to call them and in fact they have been waiting for your phone call.

IMPORTANT: Any views or opinions are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of a sane person.

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Lost83spy
BRONZE Member since Sep 2005

Lost83spy

Out! Out! You demons of stupidity!
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Posted:Well, at the moment my company deals with alot of international clients, mostly from Korea & Angola. Our client from Korea is very interesting. He is a short fellow by the name of Mr. Kim and quite a funny bloke. But boy can he work! He thinks I'm a machine and I have to do five things, all at the same time! I cant forget when my dad asked me one day, "Is his first name Foo?" Mr. Foo Kim, hehe!

Cracks me up everytime!


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Red_RaveN
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

Neo - Hippie
Location: Sala, Slovakia

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Posted:offtopic Koreans ******* big time.. the fun a friend of mine has working in Samsung.. 100+ hours overtime..

BUT...

I sometimes work as an operator in HP, we support big companies' servers. When we get a phone call we expect it to be some serious manager or technician.. Which is mostly the case except that most techs are from India or Malaysia..

Me:"Can you please spell me your name?"
Them:"Rahasamasharmasam Prakasharasamaputra"
Me: *brain melts* "can you please spell me your last name please?"

*insert 30 minutes of trying to get a dude from india to SPELL HIS NAME!!!*

*cannot find him in database*

Me: "Umm.. Can you please spell me your first name?"

*insert another 30 minutes.. of course that was his LAST name*

Me: "Can you please describe the problem?"
Them: "User XYZUSER cannot acces instance XYZ on server XYZSERVER.." and so on and so on..

*insert a lot of minutes trying to get an indian to spell*


Smile.. It confuses people..:)

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lauz the caterpilla


lauz the caterpilla

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Location: nottingham - the land of oppor...

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Posted:hehehe.

work was funny today. i made an appointment last minute of a crappy day. how lucky lol.
its so annoying being called lass though frown


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Kyrian


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Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
Posted:Yeah, phone support can be oh-so-very-interesting.....

My ex worked in phone support for a company in california, and he generally expected the head of IT on the phone with him... which taught him a lot about the people who worked as IT heads! And how they could not know things integral to their jobs... but...
Well, at 2-4k a box most people didn't buy this product (a spam firewall) for home use. But one lady did. And then she called claiming it was blocking emails when she didn't want it to. The caveat:

It was still sitting on her table not plugged into anything. At all. Including power.

And she wouldn't belive them that it couldn't be blocking emails like that!


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Lost83spy
BRONZE Member since Sep 2005

Lost83spy

Out! Out! You demons of stupidity!
Location: Somewhere, out there...

Total posts: 587
Posted:Written by: White RaveN

offtopic Koreans ******* big time.. the fun a friend of mine has working in Samsung.. 100+ hours overtime..




Aahh, I did go off topic, sorry frown

In my office we have two telephone lines. One leads directly to my office and the other leads to my boss. Everyday on my boss's line, without fail, I'll get a call or two asking for Doctor Schalk and if I dont put them through they have a fit and insist they have the right number. Something like this:

me: Good day!
person: hello, please put me through to Dr Schalk"s office.
me: Sorry, but I think you have the wrong number
person: thats impossible! This is the number he gave me!
me: are you sure you havent dailed it wrong?
person: are you telling me I have bad eyesight?! (or other times: do you think I'm stupid?)
me: NO, not at all sir! Its just that you have the wrong offices.
person: Stupid! *hangs up the phone*

It happens everyday! Hope thats not off topic


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