Why call people who work at call centres are paid so much

Discussion in 'Funny Farm' started by delta4s, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. delta4s

    delta4s BLACK HAWK ALOFT

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    Why people who work at call centres are paid so much

    Got this in an email :D

    >Call centre jobs: people wonder why they're paid so much.............for
    >just being on the phone. Take a look:
    >
    >*
    >
    >Tech Support: "I need you to right-click on the Open Desktop."
    >Customer "Ok."
    >Tech Support: "Did you get a pop-up menu?"
    >Customer: "No."
    >Tech Support: "Ok. Right click again. Do you see a pop-up menu?"
    >Customer "No."
    >Tech Support:: "Ok, sir. Can you tell me what you have done up until
    this
    >point?"
    >Customer: "Sure, you told me to write 'click' and I wrote 'click'."
    >
    >*
    >
    >Customer: "I received the software update you sent, but I am still
    getting
    >the same error message."
    >Tech Support:: "Did you install the update?"
    >Customer: "No. Oh, am I supposed to install it to get it to work?"
    >
    >*
    >
    >Customer:: "I'm having trouble installing Microsoft Word."
    >Tech Support:: "Tell me what you've done."
    >Customer: "I typed 'A:SETUP'."
    >Tech Support:: "Ma'am, remove the disk and tell me what it says."
    >Customer:: "It says '[PC manufacturer] Restore and Recovery disk'."
    >Tech Support:: "Insert the MS Word setup disk."
    >Customer:: "What?"
    >Tech Support: "Did you buy MS word?"
    >Customer: "No..."
    >
    >*
    >
    >Customer:: "Do I need a computer to use your software?"
    >Tech Support:: ?!%#$
    >
    >*
    >
    >Tech Support:: "Ok, in the bottom left hand side of the screen, can you
    see
    >the 'OK' button displayed?"
    >Customer: "Wow. How can you see my screen from there?"
    >
    >*
    >
    >Tech Support:: "What type of computer do you have?"
    >Customer:: "A white one."
    >
    >*
    >
    >Tech Support:: "Type 'A:' at the prompt."
    >Customer:: "How do you spell that?"
    >
    >*
    >
    >Tech Support: "Is your computer on a separate telephone line?"
    >Customer: "No." (clicks the button to log on to our service)
    >Tech Support:: "Well then we can't-"
    >Customer:: "It says 'no dial tone'."
    >Tech Support: "That's because you're on the line with me right now. You
    >need to-"
    >Customer:: "No, that's not it. It does this all the time. I just have
    to
    >try a few times, and it will let me through."
    >Tech Support:: "No, ma'am. It's not even trying to dial right now
    because
    >you're on the phone with me."
    >Customer: "It must be busy. I'll try again later."
    >
    >*
    >
    >Tech Support: "What's on your screen right now?"
    >Customer: "A stuffed animal that my boyfriend got me at the grocery
    store."
    >
    >*
    >
    >Tech Support:: "What operating system are you running?"
    >Customer: "Pentium."
    >
    >*
    >
    >Customer: "My computer's telling me I performed an illegal abortion."
    >
    >*
    >
    >Customer: "I have Microsoft Exploder."
    >
    >*
    >
    >Customer: "How do I print my voicemail?"
    >
    >*
    >
    >Customer: "You've got to fix my computer. I urgently need to print a
    >document, but the computer won't boot properly."
    >Tech Support: "What does it say?"
    >Customer: "Something about an error and non-system disk."
    >Tech Support: "Look at your machine. Is there a floppy inside?"
    >Customer: "No, but there's a sticker saying there's an Intel inside."
    >
    >*
    >
    >Tech Support: "Just call us back if there's a problem. We're open 24
    >hours."
    >Customer: "Is that Eastern time?"
    >
    >*
    >
    >Tech Support:: "What does the screen say now?"
    >Customer: "It says, 'Hit ENTER when ready'."
    >Tech Support:: "Well?"
    >Customer: "How do I know when it's ready?"
    >
    >
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Most of those are old, but oh so classic :D
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Haha, genius, yet unfortunately so true. :D
     
  4. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    rofl love them :D
     
  5. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    I've met ALL them people! :)
     
  6. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    human stupidity its one of those things which is infinite in the galaxy
     
  7. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    further proof we need to institute IQ tests before letting most people buy a computer...
     
  8. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Hahah classic. [​IMG]
     
  9. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    I have lived through several of them... and worse.
     
  10. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    hehe, I agree.
     
  11. NerdUprising

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    It is, perhaps, the sole fact that cannot ever be disproved. :p
     
  12. Hsn

    Hsn King

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    lmao, poor tech support :p

    Good one delta. :cool:
     
  13. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Programmers are constantly fighting to make better idiot proof programs, and the universe is producing better idiots. So far the universe is winning :p
     
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  14. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    its funny cuz its true. :)
     
  15. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    omg wheres the "any" key? lol classic
     
  16. ~bk

    ~bk I Political User

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    LoL, nice one.
     
  17. unknownsoul

    unknownsoul Moderator

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    Customer: I'm having a problem with my email.
    Tech: What kind of problem?
    Customer: I'm not sure, could you tell me what it is?


    I've really had these type of people call me lately.



    another popular one...


    Customer: I have a wireless router, so why would the router need a wire to go to the white box(poe)?

    Tech: (click)...
     
  18. delta4s

    delta4s BLACK HAWK ALOFT

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    LOL :)
    Here's another dumb question my friend got asked. He works in Dell Tech support

    Tech Support: Click on My Computer
    Customer: How the $@#% can I click on your computer

    :D
     
  19. Kendrilanthis

    Kendrilanthis OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hmm, we get paid a lot? News to me!
     
  20. unknownsoul

    unknownsoul Moderator

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    Ain't that the truth! Even for the area i'm in, we get paid pretty low.