A GREAT PLACE TO WORK!
One late Friday afternoon our office discussion centered on an upcoming party. Instead of answering a phone call with our standard greeting, "State Power," I answered "State Party." Thank goodness the person on the other end enjoyed it! He responded, "All right!"
I work in the call center for AOL UK. I once set up an account for a customer. The customer then asked "How do you spell AOL UK?". I said "AOL UK". She said "Oh", and hung up!
Teleservice firm "uncovers" bold new recruiting plan and gives "casual dress" a whole "new-d" meaning!
A Dutch teleservices firm is so strapped for workers that the company has begun recruiting nudists to staff its call center by promising they will be allowed to work naked, the London-based wire service Reuters reported last week.
Reuters declined to name the company "for fear of offending existing clients," though it said the firm was based in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
In one four-hour period, 75 Dutch naturists responded to an ad in the Dutch daily newspaper De Telegraaf calling for applications. The ad asked potential hires, "Always wanted to work in the nude?"
The teleservices firm said in a statement that because call center agents have no face-to-face contact with customers, it doesn't matter what they wear, according to the report. A manager with the company told Reuters that the firm planned to launch a separate business unit dubbed "Au Nature Telesales" for the call center.
Interviews would be conducted fully clothed, Reuters reported.
(by Scott Hovanyetz, Found in a recent issue of DM News.)
"A" AS IN AARF, "B" AS IN BOW-WOW . . .
While taking an application for service over the phone, I asked a customer for his middle initial. Since letters are sometimes hard to interpret over the telephone, I asked for a clarification and said: "Is that 'D' as in dog?" He laughed and asked if I was calling him a dog.
PAGING DOCTOR BOMBAY, PAGING DOCTOR BOMBAY!
Actual names from a pharmaceutical company database. Imagine taking phone calls from the following doctors:
Dr. Frank Sinatra
Dr. Rick James
Dr. Flash Gordon
We'll leave it up to you to figure out their specialties!