No, the problems come from sitting still for too long in my uncomfortable desk chair and from repeating the same poorly written script over and over and over. (I did adapt it some so that it sounds like something I would actually say.)
The problems come when I think about my pay. For the life of me, I can not figure out this pay structure. I know it's based on how many calls I make, but some calls are worth more than others and some calls are worth nothing. My supervisor's explanation made no sense at all. Plus, a lot of the time I was logged on last night, I was just sitting and waiting for the system to connect me to a call. Well, that's an awful lot of time to be wasting.
And the biggest problem is my cell phone. It's the only phone I have, so of course I am using it for this. I got myself this nifty and cool hands-free headset, and I upgraded my plan so that I have free incoming calls (the dialing system calls me when I log on, so it counts as incoming). It should have been fine. But Sprint PCS, unwise fools that they are, refuses to change my plan over until the end of the billing period. This is on 3/28. Today is 3/9. So let's take a look at the math, shall we?
- 15 hours a week X 3 weeks X 60 minutes = 2700 minutes used for telemarketing.
- 2700 minutes - 400 minutes (my current plan) = 2300 minutes over my limit.
- 2300 minutes X overage fees + any minutes I would use for non-telemarketing purposes = a phone bill of approximately $250.00.
I'm sure you can see why this would be a problem. Especially when I wouldn't earn nearly that much.
So I’ve got three options, as I see it. I can beg and plead with Sprint to upgrade me early. I can see if I can get a cheap landline installed quickly. Or I can beg and plead with the telemarketing company to let me put off my real start until the end of the month. I don’t particularly like ANY of these options.
I am going to have to keep looking and find something else. I need to have a job where I’m sure of what I’m earning. Preferably not one where I’m tethered to my desk by the wires of a hands-free headset. I was only logged on for an hour last night and had nightmares of dread the whole time I was trying to sleep afterwards. Tonight I’m scheduled for FOUR hours. No, this is not a happy time!