Welcome to my little world where each time the phone rings, it’s just someone asking me to do something. Especially nice are the conversations that start out like this: “Uh, I’ve really got a problem with you people”. Ah! Now, that’s a way to get things going in the right direction! Let’s put the person on the other end of the line on the defensive immediately!
Top 5 Ways to Piss me off on the phone at work (in the order that I think of them)
1. Be an Advisor but not announce yourself as such and start barking at me to do your bidding.
2. Be an Indian man.
3. Start off announcing that our company has pissed you off in some way, shape or form and you want me to rectify it immediately.
4. Ask me to hold on while you have a personal conversation at length with someone in your office. (btw, I count to three and then hang up)
5. Ask me to check your account and then have NONE of the information at hand that might allow me to assist you.
Shall I go on? I think not.
Recipe for today: Karma + Short Timer Syndrome/innate snark = woman with a mission (ie: me) I think I will come up with new ways to piss Hooty off today. Let’s see … so far, coming in early, seeing 3 calls in queue, laughing as I walk by her (the only one logged in) and not answering her when she yells about who else is logged in. Tee hee. (I know, I’m gonna get my own karma for this. Just shut up.)
TGIF and 8 normal time days and 4 weekend days of work left. Let the countdown begin!