Should i get a full time job at an outgoing collections call center?

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Should i get a full time job at an outgoing collections call center?

Yes/no?

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Avoid call centers like the plague

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@BunnyJinx
It is absolutely soul crushing. You will be berated 8 hours a day.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@Ignoramus
Why? Fulltime hours and I need a job desu

How bad can it possibly be?

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Garbage Can Lid
it is fucking terrible

you gain nothing from it other than a paycheck, no skills+no experience that can help you get something better

takes2long
takes2long

@happy_sad

This. The underlying reason is that fulfillment comes from progress. Moving towards something makes you happy.

Unless you are saving for something special, a job that provides nothing but a paycheck will quickly wear you out.

idontknow
idontknow

@happy_sad
you gain nothing from it other than a paycheck, no skills+no experience that can help you get something better

Won't I learn how to talk to people?

Surely the experience is better than just having mcdonalds or whatever down on my resume... I mean it can't be that bad man, people say it's pretty decent actually.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Do you have a soul? Do you mind being told to fuck off, literally all day long?

If the answer to both of these questions is "no" then go for it.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@PurpleCharger
Surely it's not that bad...

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@PurpleCharger
Do you have a soul? Do you mind being told to fuck off, literally all day long?

ugh i think just i found my job

girlDog
girlDog

@idontknow
people say it's pretty decent actually
people say

Ok listen Donald, nobody says that. It sucks dick.

farquit
farquit

@girlDog
I've heard a few people say callcenters aren't that bad and it has decent glassdoor reviews

Bidwell
Bidwell

@farquit
Ok. Well you asked for advice, and you've seen the general consensus in this thread. If you choose to disregard the advice you asked for, it's not my job to convince you. Good luck.

Inmate
Inmate

@Bidwell
Well we're taking relative to comparable jobs tho

Yeah it's not great but id imagine it to be better than fastfood or factory work

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Depends. If it's one of those "telemarketing" things where you have to call and sell people shit, that seems shit.
But regular call centers are NOT that bad. The people here saying to avoid it probably either don't have many bills to pay (riding on their parents backs) or are making money in ways that involve skill and/or education.
If you are going just for some money, yeah it's not bad.
OH, and you CAN use it on your resume depending on what your next job might be. Office related skills, customer service experience, etc.

Techpill
Techpill

@Inmate
As someone who's worked in food service and in a call center, I would choose food service every single time.

Methnerd
Methnerd

I've never really thought about this. I wonder if working in the call center could prepare you to strike on your own in the collection business. Is there any room for the little guy in this?

TreeEater
TreeEater

@haveahappyday

If you can turn off the part of your mind that cares about people, then nah it's not that bad.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@TreeEater
I can

@Gigastrength
it's a collection agency

SniperWish
SniperWish

@TreeEater
How about caring about the business owner who gets stiffed when some deadbeat wont pay his bills? Piss off.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

If you've got absolutely no other alternative, yes. The job can be soul-crushing though - you really do need to be thick skinned or eternally optimistic. I'm probably somewhere on the aspie scale when it comes to lack of emotions but after being called a jock cunt about 50 times in one day it's hard not to take it to heart (or at least develop an intense hatred of entire postal code areas). On the plus side, some call centres do have reasonable bonus pay and you might come away with an acceptable wage.

Not all call centres are shite. My experience at a crap call centre was what allowed me to take my current role in customer services for a local authority. The pay is good - noon until 10pm, weekends only on a fixed eighteen hour contract and get just under £14 an hour for this - combined with my student loan I'm doing pretty well for a full-time student. Previously I earned around £19,000 a year working full-time Monday to Friday 9-5 for the council housing contact centre. You'll find that in local government you don't get anywhere near the same level of abuse - the council can be quite litigious and even the scummiest tenants tend not to risk acting like cunts on the phone.

tldr - it can lead to a reasonably good job if you use the experience to your advantage

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@SniperWish

business owner

90% of it is credit card debt and medical debt

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Boy_vs_Girl
Your point? Real people have stakes in those industries too. Pay your debts.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@BunnyJinx
FUCK no

What is wrong with you

Methshot
Methshot

I had a collection agency call me for a solid 3 months attempting to collect on a debt I didn't have (someone else in the city I live in has the same name as me). They attempted to verify (and failed numerous times) to ascertain my identity without revealing who they were for fear that the overdue putz would hang up. Instead I wasted as much time as I possibly could before they would give up, after which my phone number was recycled into their system and some other sucker was forced to call me again a few days later, and the fun would repeat.

Collectors seem to get real nervous when you make it apparent you know who they are and where they work. Even more nervous once you explain to them that they could suffer some major legal backlash for soliciting a person's very personal info to stranger's who's identity they haven't confirmed.

If that sounds like something you'd be willing to endure for a buck, go for it.

And to the shitstain who shares my name and doesn't pay his student loans, you owe me a fucking 5th of something nice, and pay your goddamned debts already.

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