November 29th, 2005

Andrei in the office

Memetime redux

So I posted this one Sunday. I'm going to repost it because it hit a few snags.

1) the 100 space limit on text questions was too limiting
2) people left comments about people without telling me which person.

So, here we go again (I'll still list answers from the last one)

The idea is to write something nice about someone on my friends list. Yes, you have to tell me who it's about. (I won't tell)

Then, when I get all the responses I'll make a posting that says:
afreeman - Someone says "You're clever. That's so cool."

It's a chance to give almost (but not really) anonymous compliments to people.

Poll #622857 Say something nice about someone on my friendslist. I'll post the answers later without identifying who said what.

Here's 100 characters of space:

Here's 100 more...

Need more space?

Just in case there are many people to say nice things about

Hopefully a total of 500 is enough :)

I'll post all the comments from Sunday's poll-post and todays by 6pm Thursday (my time)
Andrei in the office

Phone tree rant

Okay... Here it goes.

World, pay attention

If you have someone on hold for more than 2 minutes. No matter how many times your automated voice tells us:
  1. You appreciate our patience

  2. Our call is important to you

  3. Your agents are busy helping other customers

It does not mean:
  • That you actually care about us beyond an income source

  • You appreciate anything beyond which hold music you choose to entertain us

  • Your outsourced, english mangling, under paid, phone drones, are actually supplying help

World: And I am speaking to you Corporate America:

If you really are sorry to keep us on hold....

If you really want to help us....Stop using phone trees that lead only to forons (foreign morons) reading a script.
And most importantly... Give us a direct line to the person who will fix the problem instead of transfering us 5 times to 4 forons who will transfer us to the person who has no direct phone number

I got to talk to 4 people with hindu accents that finally transfered me to a woman in a tacoma regional station to set up a house call because our tv is out.

Total phone time for this adventure:
5 calls, 2 transfers to busy signals, 1 transfer to 30 minutes hold time and a disconnect, 1 transfer to an unattended headset.

Total time on phone: 48 minutes 35 seconds.

Total times automated voice told my patience was appreciated: 37

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