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Discussion in 'Canada Discussion Boards' started by Drift_Queen, Oct 4, 2004.

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  1. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Mar 18, 2002
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    You're lucky that your University is having a party. Mine isn't :p And I love Halloween.
  2. Grand-Admiral_Stan Jedi Knight

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    Feb 25, 2002
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    Sorry to hear tara!

    I prolly just work, i don't know if we are doign any thing or not, i may hand out candy but there won't be too many kids.
  3. Drift_Queen Jedi Knight

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    Oct 2, 2004
    I know what I'll be doing...passing out the candy at my parent's place....oh well. it's better than doing nothing I guess. Hope everyone else has fun! [face_skull] HAPPY HALLOWEEN ALL!! [face_pumpkin]
  4. DarthSmurf Jedi Grand Master

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    May 10, 2003
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    It's not so much the university but my residence. If the university KNEW what would be going on at this party, the council for my house would be in SO much trouble. :p

    Man, this month went by so quick! Does anyone else find that university goes by so much faster than high school?

  5. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Mar 18, 2002
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    Yes, I noticed. November is going to be hell. :p And that will go by fast too.
  6. Drift_Queen Jedi Knight

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    Oct 2, 2004
    You think the months at university fly by....just wait until you're out in the working world. Now those months fly by.....no wait! Correction...YEARS! They're the ones that move even faster. And it just keeps getting worse the older you get.
  7. Ton_G Force Ghost

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    Aug 15, 2002
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    Listening to both the BadgerBadgerBadger song and the new Marvellous Breadfish!

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
  8. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Mar 18, 2002
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    I was out in the working world. My advice is EVERYBODY STAY AWAY FROM CALL CENTRES! Yes, they pay well but it's hell.
  9. Grand-Admiral_Stan Jedi Knight

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    I am workign at one at this very moment, and she is very correct. I have noticed how fast time goes, you don't really notice it either ! - Today our system is down and we are hand writing orders, i can't even help ppl if i wanted to :) what a beautiful day , -
  10. im_posessed Jedi Knight

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    Nov 13, 2002
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    i worked at a call center for a few months, and it was horrible *shudders* the worst part was that i was working in the MSN department, so technically, i was working for Bill Gates, i felt like i had sold my soul to the devil

    not fun work, not fun at all, tho the people i worked with were a lot of fun, and every now and then i would get a good call, like the old man who just thought i was the smartest thing in the world because i told him i could give him a free month. that was the trick to everything, give people free time, i'm glad i left before they changed that rule lol

  11. Drift_Queen Jedi Knight

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    Oct 2, 2004
    Hey Steph! :) How's everything out west? By the way, this is your soon to be sister-in-law! LOL. Tam got me hooked on the boards now too. :D
  12. im_posessed Jedi Knight

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    Nov 13, 2002
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    i figured that was you Amy!
    how are you doing? things are going great out here! i really do miss everyone tho. Did Ben tell youthat we're coming back out here next june? it's very exciting. how are things going for you?
  13. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Mar 18, 2002
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    The only calls I liked were from the millionaires (they were the most friendly), especially the guy who wanted to insure a 27,000 diamond ring. I'd describe as jolly and very friendly. I envy his wife though. ;)
  14. DarthSmurf Jedi Grand Master

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    May 10, 2003
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    Call centres. Never worked at one, but I figure that the ones that you have to call out for are the most horrible. I imagine that the call in ones aren't as bad. Or someone correct me if I'm wrong. :p
  15. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Mar 18, 2002
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    Yeah, thankfully I didn't work at an outbound center. That would probably be a hell of lot worse...people hanging up on you and screaming at you...even more so.
  16. im_posessed Jedi Knight

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    i don't think i could work in an outbound center...my brothers ex gf used to and really hated it, it takes a certain kind of personality to be able to handle it, and i definaty don't have that kind of personality
  17. Grand-Admiral_Stan Jedi Knight

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    I have heard to many horror stories from RMH to ever consider outbound, and inbound is bad enough forsure. I worked at Cendant ( Budget ) for 6 months and i have been at this call center for four months. I don't want to ever work for a call center again.

    steph, what did you do with msn?
  18. DarthSmurf Jedi Grand Master

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    May 10, 2003
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    Hey, hey! It's a wonderful Monday isn't it? Though, I am looking forward to getting back to university... I know, I know. I must have fell on my head, but I miss my bed. My sister's spare bed is so uncomfortable. :p
  19. im_posessed Jedi Knight

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    Nov 13, 2002
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    Jon - i was a "retention agent" - people called to cancel their msn dialup plans and i was paid to try and talk them into keeping it. sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. not a fun job either way
  20. Grand-Admiral_Stan Jedi Knight

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    Feb 25, 2002
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    I would think so , but it got you money - :)
  21. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Mar 18, 2002
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    Oh I know what a retention unit is. I used to transfer calls to them. They were always quite snappy and sometimes refused to take the call. :p Not my job and I definitely wouldn't want to do it.
  22. Grand-Admiral_Stan Jedi Knight

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    Did you make money if you kept the customer? \

    DB - where di you work at?
  23. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Mar 18, 2002
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    "DB - where di you work at?"

    ICT in Riverview...worked for an American insurance company. Then they closed down the retention department. Then they told us we had to save customers from cancelling. They only gave us 20 minutes of training. :p That's another thing about call centres, is that the management could care less about their workers. Never again!!!
  24. Grand-Admiral_Stan Jedi Knight

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    Feb 25, 2002
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    was this in fredericton?

    did anyone work at rmh?
  25. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Mar 18, 2002
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    No, it was in Riverview, which is about 10 or 15 minutes from Moncton.
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