1. How is your day so far?
good, thanks for asking. Busy, but no more so than any other work day. I took lunch and went to play guitars at Guitar Center. That always cheers me up and kills time. It’s Friday as you read this, but its not my Friday. I work Saturdays.
2. Let’s talk about cursing. Do you curse? What’s your favorite curse word/phrase?
Yes I do. I am not proud of it, and always working to improve that aspect. My favorite curse words are two I invented. The first one is ‘goddamnitsomuch’. It is just satisfying. Now I have Sam and Renee using it too, which tickles me to no end. The other one is ‘dunk’. I invented it for practical reasons, and I will not tell you what it means. It is something I can scream in traffic or polite company and no one knows my horrible vile thoughts.
3. Job speak. Recently, we asked how to describe your job to a 5 year old. Now, what is your job and how can others make it easier?
I help people who have problems with their telephones. If my job was easier, they wouldn’t need me. So, I do not seek for that to happen. But, again, thank you for asking. Very considerate of you.
I have a desk job. I call myself a ‘cubicle monkey’. I know so many people who say “I could never ever be chained to a desk all day. That is too depressing!”. I fully see why people would think that, but I don’t mind at all. It is always warm and safe and dry. I have a really nice comfy chair, and access to all the coffee I can drink. I listen to my pandora and help people out. That is not a bad way to pass the days. I sure hope not, since I have been here for 16 years. The company is very good to me.
4. What is the most f@#-up thing to happen at your office/job?
probably not much different from what everyone deals with at work. They say “it’s only work if you’d rather be somewhere else”. While I would generally rather be at home watching action movies, I am not unhappy at work. I enjoy going to work. I don’t enjoy getting out of bed, but I love my drive it. It’s 35 minutes I use to listen to books on tape about history. plus, I live out in the country, so my drive to work is rolling hills, no traffic, and watching out for deer.
When people find out where I live (which is out by Elizabeth), they wonder how I can handle such a drive. Then I probe them and find out their drive is the same. It’s 30 minutes. BUT… their time is spent in traffic on i-25 looking at tail lights. I easily manager an average speed of 45 mph the whole way.
5. What is the dumbest customer complaint you have heard?
a customer today posted he lost his million dollar company because of bad phone service. he said we were irresponsible, and cost all those people their jobs. I was befuddled. if you have a million dollar business… or even a $75 business… wouldn’t you have a couple $25 a month land lines?