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|Lil' Bit see's something outside.|
|What is this funny flashing thing???|
I said before they were low on my list of places to work at. I worked for a place that sold a branch of their business to them, so I had worked there before. I estimate in the first month 40% quit due to policies another 20% got fired in the following 2 months. In my current experience it is as bad as I remember. Let me explain in a brief overview of what makes it so. Remember this is a call center I am working for.
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First the turn over rate is very high. There is very little training, before getting set out to sink or swim. You are measured by your metrics such as call time, along with requirements to be met on every call. We are divided into teams with coaches as supervisors. Failure to meet the metrics results in getting fired. The big problem is that there is little to no coaching to help the employee to improve on these. With very little training you have to figure it out as you go creating high call times especially in the beginning. The company figures it is sink or swim and if you can not make it then they will just hire more. Throw enough people at it to see who sticks.
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They only get paid by the number of employees taking calls. It seems they would save a bundle with some improvements in these areas. With improved moral less would quit, better coaching fewer would get fired. They would get the numbers they need to fill the seats keeping them while cutting down the costs of training continuously. Having worked in call centers before I understand the need to be dynamic and flexible, to a point. I have started work at 6 am, 7 am 7:30, 8, 6 etc. Days off vary every week, it is very rare to get 2 in a row, one week I had Thursday and Saturday off, another it was Sunday and Thursday. A little more consistency would go a long ways. Flipping burgers starts to sound real good even at a lower pay. So yes I am looking for another job, so I can join the ranks of those that have left.
|A big water bowl for a big cat.|
What I was thirsty!
Well enough griping, it is keeping a roof over my head and food for my little ones, so it will do until something real comes along. Now one to the kitties. No real theme just some photos I wanted to share. Action photos are hard to get as digital cameras do not click when you push the button, instead they spend time charging the flash. The old cameras with flash bulbs were instantaneous, I miss that. My house is a bit dark so I miss almost all of the best shots.