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Moon Monkey says: Turn into Jeremy Clarkson for a moment, and tell us about the things that are so obviously wrong with the world, and how they should be fixed. Extra points for ludicrous over-simplification, blatant mis-representation, and humourous knob-gags.

(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 12:53)
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Call Centres abroad.
WHY oh WHY oh why do call centres have to be situated in places where English customs and language are bastardised. The near comical accents and bizarre sentence formations are enough to make the blood boil. You often have to repeat even simple phrases over and over again just to ensure comprehension by the other person. Be warned companies of England, if you keep relocating valuable customer services to call centres in Scotland we will simply up and move.
(, Tue 27 Sep 2011, 17:12, 12 replies)
Same everywhere mate...
The people working there are never going to be the cream of the crop, whatever country they are in/from.

Example - I called to book a table at a restaurant today (admittedly not a call centre) - "could I reserve a table for two at twelve thirty to sit outside please?"

"of course sir - how many of you?"
"and what time"
"twelve thirty"
"and would you like to sit inside or outside?"

Eejits, the lot of them...
(, Tue 27 Sep 2011, 18:44, closed)
But working in a call centre is considered quite a decent graduate job in India - or, at least, it was recently - because it paid well by local standards. So your first sentence is false.

And trying to back up that sentence with an anecdote that, by your own admission, has nothing to do with a call centre is just bizarre.
(, Tue 27 Sep 2011, 18:48, closed)
*clue* is in the word 'graduate'. I get a uni student as a 'trainee' every year from the local uni. The one thing they all have in common is that they are all up their own arse and know very little, if anything about life in general and all have very few social skills. Quite often I (and my colleagues) have to repeat very simple instructions several times in a multitude of different ways, only to have it ignored leaving us to clean up the debris.
(, Tue 27 Sep 2011, 19:05, closed)
The difference being
call centre work being considered quite decent graduate work in India. You, presumably, get graduates in England, where it's considered a shit graduate job, so you get shit students.
(, Tue 27 Sep 2011, 19:23, closed)
Fair point.
Although this isn't a call centre, these are trainee developers - which should, in my opinion, be considered a decent graduate job.
(, Tue 27 Sep 2011, 21:24, closed)
but the OP was taking the piss out of scotland, not india
and quite deservedly so.

(, Tue 27 Sep 2011, 19:21, closed)
Indeed I was

(, Wed 28 Sep 2011, 10:46, closed)
Way to miss the joke, dingus.

(, Tue 27 Sep 2011, 22:21, closed)
I have yet to find a newsagent/shoptwat
Who can supply "a packet of blue drum and a packet of green rizla" without me having to repeat myself.
(, Wed 28 Sep 2011, 0:24, closed)
Nicely done,
(, Tue 27 Sep 2011, 18:45, closed)
I like this

(, Tue 27 Sep 2011, 19:14, closed)
I'm ashamed to say that I laughed at this.

(, Tue 27 Sep 2011, 19:24, closed)

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