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Old 03-07-2008, 07:24 AM
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Gov. Employee. But in my spare time, I am floating stone Godhead...see pic below.LOL.
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:46 AM
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So, what did you mean by "thanks to outsourcing"?
A private company bought Alltel last year, and in January we started to notice customers accounts had notes written by employee numbers that we do not use. When some of us asked who these people were, our supervisors told us not to worry about it.

The thing is, the notes were written by people that apparently could not speak English very well. Their notes looked like a 6 year old wrote it.

Well, it turns out, the company is slowly moving to outsourcing. Meaning, a company in India will be taking the phone calls. As of right now, only a small group has been let go.

I do not know about any of you, but as a customer, it is very frustrating trying to talk to a person over the phone that has know idea what you are talking about and has to look up responses in a book. If companies are going to outsource, they need to make sure the people on the other end can understand the people that are calling in. lol, and giving themselves an American name like "Steve" does not help matters.
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:59 AM
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But these poor folk work for almost non existant wages, because there they can get away with it.

We have nothing but our own goverment to thank for this. Instead of making American companies keep the jobs here, they let them outsource.
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:20 PM
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Planogram Team Lead at Super Target in Colorado, US.
(That means I'm in charge of resetting each aisle of the
store about 3 times a year, sometimes more to add in new
product/signing and take out the old.)

Oh MAN, I hope I still have this job after Monday.
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:47 PM
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I used to do plan-o-grams and resets at Circuit City. It was fun to take a break from selling every now and then.
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:42 PM
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I've always wantd to work with circuit city...
I think I love that kind of technology.
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Old 03-07-2008, 05:25 PM
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Oh, do not work there now. They do not train their staff to know much of anything. It is like walking in to a Wal-Mart.
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:19 PM
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wow...
I'd be a lit tle different.
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:05 AM
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I work as a scheduler (and sometimes recruiter) for a medical staffing agency, while going to school part-time for a medical coding specialist diploma. (though, for the arty-types, I have a fine art degree and worked in the arts for years, but got tired of the instablilities and politics.)
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:41 AM
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I attended a liberal Art College for 2 years, they offered various types of study. They even offered the area of Art Major, however the big let down was that the instructors would tell the students on the first day of class that more than likely they will not make a living as an artist.
I thought that was a bit rude to tell new students.
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