Today’s title brought to you by the band, Kane.
Basically, I’m at a loss, this week (and last week) I have done nothing, and I mean nothing. I have been looking for jobs and whatnot but the problem is I don’t know what I want to do, after this year I know what I don’t want to do and that’s work in a damn call centre.
Started the year working in Dixon’s doing customer service for Currys and PC World customers, in the extended warranties department, it was absolute hell, call after call after call of idiots wanting to complain about anything. “I threw my keys and have scratched my fridge, do I get a new one?” I’m being serious, someone actually asked that. Lost my temper with one customer, cost me my job, from there I went to A1 Comms and did Lead Generation, which is basically calling customers asking them if they have renewed their contract yet.
Got fired from there because they didn’t have anymore data for us, so instead of transferring me to another department I got let go, then I went back to Voice Marketing to give outbound sales another try, couldn’t hack it and quit, did a six week stint doing data entry which I didn’t mind, however it was only temporary, luckily got something what I thought was going to be great at Tribal Group, ended up being a disaster.
Now I’m sat here pondering just what the fuck am I going to do? I really don’t want to go back to call centres which is all agencies offer me when they see my CV.
I have experience doing data entry, production operative/supervisor, customer service, outbound sales, inbound sales, packer, reception, bar work, chef, kitchen porter, admin duties… I’ve done it all, jack of all trades, master of none.
I look at my closest friends and I am so jealous, my brother Tom has worked for an electrical wholesalers for eight years, my best mate Will has only ever worked for Tesco and must love it because he’s out with his work friends every chance he gets, my other mate Ray has worked at this paperboard packing factory since I first started with him back in 2003. Not the most glamorous jobs but they get along, they’re happy. I’ve never been happy in anything I do, I get bored easily, I did like being supervisor but I was probably a bit too young and slagging the company off on Facebook was probably not a good step in the right direction. I have sort of learned since….
So now I look at jobs on the job sites and I think to myself, “I really don’t want to do that.” My mother suggested how about becoming a lorry driver, I am pretty ace at driving but I’ve only driven three different cars (Nissan Micra, Audi A6, Ford Fiesta) and you need a HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) license to do that sort of shit, it may be something worth looking into though, you can make quite a bit for doing very little.
Job sites a very fucking annoying too, places like totaljobs.com, “Come and join this exciting customer service company” in other words, it’s either door to door selling commission only or it’s outbound sales, most likely gas and electric sales. Recently I’ve seen apprenticeships popping up everywhere, an excuse for companies not to pay full wage.
At the moment I think I’ll look for hotel/supermarket work, it’ll be funny if I get a job at a supermarket, because then me and Anna will have definitely switched roles!
I miss not having my desk.
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