July 17th, 2001
|06:22 pm - ha. ha. ha. die.|
O MY FUCKING GOD DIE DIE DIE IN A FIREY PIT YOU JACKASS
is what i should have said today. instead i mumbled and stalked out. you see, loyal readers, i was fired today from my shitass telemarketing job. why? because i did not "hear the fire" in my manager's voice. once again, i'll let IM speak for me:
[05:45:04 PM] king nixon: i am fucking angry
[05:45:30 PM] DIC BUTKUS: HA! About whjat?
[05:45:51 PM] king nixon: the manager at the telemarketing place fired me cuz i didnt hear the fire in his voice
[05:45:59 PM] DIC BUTKUS: Haha, What???
[05:47:18 PM] king nixon: he walks over, tells me i need to put more of my personality into the calls. i say i thought i was, so he shows me. he reads the script all hyper-spazhead-telemarketer style, and asks if i could hear the fire and excitement in his voice. i coudlnt. so he tells me he doesnt like my attitude and to get out of the building
[05:48:34 PM] DIC BUTKUS: HAHAHHAHA
[05:48:35 PM] DIC BUTKUS: Oh man!
[05:48:40 PM] DIC BUTKUS: Dood, file a complaint!
[05:49:11 PM] king nixon: haha! you know, thats not a bad idea
[05:49:14 PM] king nixon: i've got the # for the main office
[05:49:24 PM] king nixon: fuckin arrogant prick, he's goin down
[05:49:55 PM] DIC BUTKUS: Haha, DO IT
it's not even that i was fired that pissed me off, or that it was for no reason. just that he was such an ASS about it. he asks if i could hear his fire and shit, i couldnt, so he immediatley reaches down, logs off my computer, says "i dont like your attitude, get out." and walks away. i'm sittin there for a sec in shock, i ask if he's serious. he says "yeah, get out of the building" wicked curt, and turns away.
np: deftones - root
yuh. but it's cool, i wasn't planning to be there long anyway
I'm tellin' ya man, come work with me.
|Date:||July 17th, 2001 04:30 pm (UTC)|| |
You shoulda put a yard of steel in his guts and said "Okay, I can hear the fire now." =) That's my answer to everything though, use a sword on it.
a good idea, but sadly i didn't have a sword with me at the time. i'll have to start carrying them around more often
|Date:||July 18th, 2001 04:53 pm (UTC)|| |
Excellent!!! I need to get everyone wearing swords. About to buy another one, I am =)
|Date:||July 17th, 2001 07:13 pm (UTC)|| |
Okay, it sucks that you got fired, but that's the funniest story I've heard in a long time. I think you should come work for me.
and what would i be doing for you?
|Date:||July 18th, 2001 03:33 pm (UTC)|| |
I think it's better if you don't know that just yet.
|Date:||July 17th, 2001 09:32 pm (UTC)|| |
damn.. is he the highest up there? i'd go to his superiors and talk to them.. it sounds like he had a tantrum and flipped off a lil too easy.. i'd hate to work under someone that volatile.. and they might recognize that your fellow workers might not appreciate that. stupid fucking callcentres..
he's the highest up at this location (far as i know), but it's just a branch of the company. i'm gonna call em up and say how much he sucks. yay
he's a total ass. wouldn't want to work for him anywayz..
true in theory, but i never had to deal with him til then. he stayed in his office doing whatever, and the assistant manager amy was the one wandering around with us lowly employees. she seemed alright
i think this is just one more item to put under the "why dan rocks" list. i wish i could get fired after only seven hours! you're a rebel, a fiend, a revolutionary! ::huggles to the rebel/fiend/revolutionary:: ::goes into mad teeny bopper fits:: EEEK HE TOUCHED ME I'LL NEVER BATHE AGAIN!!!
ummm, no, please continue to bathe
|Date:||July 18th, 2001 04:54 pm (UTC)|| |
I am with Daniel-san on this one. Unwashed duckies am not a good thing...
you know... for someone who was just teeny bopped... you're actin' quite callous
i'm just concerned for your welfare! i know how you like to keep clean, imagine the mental hardship it would be for you to never bathe again
Hey, I hate to be the descenting opinion here, but being a boss, his job is to be an ass. Consider the fact that he is a manager of a telemarketing center. That is what he did with his life. I imagine that it isn't a terribly fulfilling job, so he would have to get excited about it in order to keep some modicum of sanity. So he decides that you aren't reading the script with enough feeling and demonstates how you should be doing what he is paying you for. When he asks you if you understood the difference, you gave him a smart aleck response. A full-grown man that has reached the apex of his career to be a telemarketing manager can only take so much. He may have been rude about it, but he wasn't wrong.
i did not give him a smart alek response, i honestly answered his question, which apparently isn't what was expected of me. oh well.
i understand bosses have to do mean things like randomly fire people sometimes - and he was probably right to fire me, i didn't like the job and wasn't real good at it (being an asshole to people does not come naturally to me) - but what bothered me was that he was so arrogant and capricious about it. it probably does suck for him, to top out as manager of one branch of a telemarketing firm, but because he screwed up his career doesn't mean i should let him take it out on me