eBook Giveaway! | Lisa Lim, Author of Confessions of a Call Center Gal: a Novel
A few months back I came across Lisa Lim’s novel, Confessions of a Call Center Gal, when it was recommended to me via Amazon. The premise of the book sounded fun, the reviews were good and I took a chance on it.
I haven’t laughed that hard in ages.
Lisa’s story revolves around Madison Lee, a fresh college grad hoping to find a job in print media but due to this small thing called the recession, she has no luck finding a job in this competitive field.
Out of desperation she accepts a position as a service rep at a call center in the potato capital of the US: Pocatello, Idaho. The terrible calls, the characters that work both at the center and call to complain, her boss… it all makes for a great story that actually had me crying with laughter- full on tears – at one point.
While the story is fictional, when she is not writing Lisa does indeed work at a call center and it’s great to learn about the trials and tribulations of customer service. I invited Lisa to share one of her awful work stories with you all, and we are inviting you to share your own terrible/ hilarious/ outrageous work stories too. Just leave a comment for your chance to win a Kindle or Nook version of Confessions of a Call Center Gal: a Novel.
“A colleague of mine (let’s call her Janet) clips her fingernails at work. I’ll be conversing with a customer, and in the background I’ll hear the maddening Clip Clip Clip Clip sounds resonating in my ears, sounding very much like Japanese water torture.
Then Janet will sand her nails with vigor, causing a plume of nail dust to settle on my desk. Next she’ll whip out ten bottles of nail polish and perform a mani and pedi, and thus fumigating the entire office.
I personally would never floss, pick my nose, use Q-tips, pop my blackheads or shave my pits at work. That is why it is called personal hygiene.
Care to share your similar experiences at work or at school? Or are you guilty of perpetrating these crimes?”
Tell us your own terrible work story in the comments below for a chance to win a copy of Lisa’s novel!
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