Payment specialist. I have pretty thick skin, but after two years the regular rude, crude, and unacceptable treatment from customers is starting to get to me. Which is why I am finishing my BS so I can start looking for a salaried position with benefits. Can't leave this position until I have that degree because the job market around here is slim, and I want to be able to support my family. At least here I get forty hours guaranteed.
Cold calling -- for Sears Home Improvement when they first started out in the '80's.
We took pages from the phone book, sat at a desk with a push buttoned phone in hand and dialed away. This was for the siding for homes they came out with.
I did a pretty good job, though I do not remember the script but I sure did not see any commision. I lasted a few weeks in that job. Pronouncing some last names were difficult at times!
Then sad to hear, Oh my husband died and all that.
I even worked for the company that sells those book subscriptions. I was calling the people that sent in the cards to get the free book with their order and was calling them as they sent in the card with their info saying they were interested.
Some were very rude asking HOW we got their number and we explained how they sent in a card ( from the Sunday paper in those days or magazines back then ) and they acted like they did not know what we were talking about.
Guess they forgot weeks before about mailing off the card to have a rep. call them.
HATED cold calling even for AT&T though I got many people to subscribe to the one calling plan they had had -- after that I became an inbound rep. which was much easier for me and the companies I worked for. Made better money too.
I worked for only two weeks at a furniture place. There was an old man that used to own it (gave it to his oldest son), and he didn't have shit to do with his time. So, he would "work" with me as I tried to sell furniture. It was a show room floor, so they would order the furniture. UGH! It sucked.
The old man was rude to customers sometimes, and I couldn't make any commission selling anything. I hated that old man. I wished so much that he would just go away and let me do my job.