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Shameless Self Promotion

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I have decided to create a new page here on my beloved wordpress blog in order to indulge in a little shameless self promotion.  I have posted my resume, for the benefit of all the visitors that I don’t have.  I am always keeping my eyes open for new opportunities.

If you happen to be looking for a good sales or customer service manager, feel free to check out my credentials.  I am willing to relocate, however I am reluctant to accept positions outside of the continental United States, or in cold climate areas, unless sufficiently compensated for my discomfort.

I will also make no secret of the fact that my services will always be available to the highest bidder, so be prepared to pay for my loyalty.  I can asure you however, that my services are well worth the money, and with the results I can produce for you, the costs of hiring me will quickly pay for themselves.

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April 10, 2008 at 10:11 am

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Job Update

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Today I went in to work to find a skeleton crew remaining to man the office.  Many of my supervisors were now doing more shifts on the phone to help make up for the reps that got laid off.  I was also kept quite busy, and ended my day with 5 sales. 

At one point during my day at work I was called into a meeting where I was informed that one of my companies 4 offices would soon be closing, and that we are basically in competition with our other offices as to which of us get to stay open.  The office than puts up the worst numbers gets closed.

I was also informed that if you fail to make a sale during your work day, you will be suspended for the next day, and lose all your bonuses for that pay period.  I haven’t had a day without sales thus far, however I am not pleased by the fact that one bad day could cost me so dearly.  I think if that happens to me I am likely to start looking for jobs elsewhere.  We shall see how it goes.

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March 19, 2008 at 10:51 am

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Layoffs at Work

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The company I work for, Intermedia Marketing Solutions, laid off around 300 people today.  About 40 of those people where from my office, leaving us with around 25 people in my office.  Fortunately for me, I was not one of those people.

Seniority seemed to have not been a consideration in who was chosen for the layoff, as I have only been there for about three weeks, and others who have been with the company for much longer have been laid off.  The vast majority of my training class was laid off as well.  I suspect the company has had its hours cut by our key client, Verizon, after attendance problems have caused us to fall short of our committed number of phone hours.  This is why, it seems, that employees with histories of attendance problems seem most likely to have been chosen to be laid off.

I am thankful that I have had perfect attendance thus far.  I also have hit all my sales quotas, and have been quick to learn the job.  I feel that customer service is a career specialty of mine, and that I can continue to excel in this field.

I look at today’s events as both a challenge and an opportunity.  On one hand, lay offs like this raise serious concerns about my job security, and I will be keeping a close eye on the job market.  It also means that my work load will now increase, as the remaining reps will be expected to carry the load for the reps that have been laid off.  Unfortunately, I can’t realistically expect to receive any extra compensation for this increased work load, although I have considered drafting a letter, to be submitted after my 90 day probationary period has been completed, asking for a reasonable cost of living increase.

On the bright side, having fewer reps in the office does open up a few potential opportunities for the enterprising individual.  For one thing, I can expect to get more sales per week, do to the extra call volume I will be handling, statistically speaking of course.  Also, I feel that having fewer reps in the office reduces my competition for any opportunities for advancement that may become available, and you can be sure that I will be waiting to pounce on any such opportunities.

In conclusion, I feel that this day marks a time of uncertainty, excitement, and opportunity for me.  My condolences are certainly with those who lost there jobs today, but I simply can not afford to dwell on such thoughts.  I hope you all had a happy St. Patrick’s day.  Erin go bragh!

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March 18, 2008 at 8:19 am

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