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« Reply #1400 on: January 11, 2013, 02:44:07 pm »

Gramps and BRTD, when in that post did I say I would miss because of weather?  I can't find it.  But, as always, you twist my words around.  What I did say is I would attempt to go to work, but would be a nervous wreck all the way there.  That is NOT the same thing as missing work.  The only reason I am off today is because of the call volume.

I know why you're off.  I just want you to resist temptation on other days when you're not.  Tongue

It makes sense what you're saying, but my point was its not happening right now.

Anyway, I've got a possible Plan B in the works as far as my employment goes.  Its a little farther away in Salt Lake City, but it pays slightly more. 12.55 as opposed to 12.00.  No more details beyond that are known.  It is still a very new possibility.  I don't necessarily want to leave where I'm at, but if they keep cutting my hours then I'm not gaining anything, and in fact losing pace.  Plus, if the call volume does stay slow there is an increasing possibility of lay offs which may force me to find something else, anyway.  As far as the weather goes, that's not a real big concern for two reasons. 1) I've survived half the winter already and more importantly 2) I can ride the bus wherever I need to go.

You have survived 21 days of winter.. you still have over 2 months until Spring.

Winter in Utah doesn't start on December 21.  It starts in October and ends sometime in March or April.

No.. it starts December 21st. October is fall.

Okay, okay, I'm halfway through the snow season.

Inks,

I'm just trying to protect myself and do whatever I need to do to make sure I'm employed.
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« Reply #1401 on: January 11, 2013, 02:59:08 pm »

Be 100% honest for once, did they let you go already?
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« Reply #1402 on: January 11, 2013, 03:01:42 pm »

Because it gets pretty chilly up in New England... but we start winter ya know.. with the rest of the country.
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« Reply #1403 on: January 11, 2013, 03:17:50 pm »

Be 100% honest for once, did they let you go already?

100% honestly?  No.
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« Reply #1404 on: January 11, 2013, 03:27:25 pm »

I will find out Monday afternoon if I have an interview for that position.  Its a little farther of a drive, but still not too bad.  I would probably know within 48 hours of the interview whether I have the position and would likely start as early as Monday, January 21 or 28, 2013.  I just took a brief phone interview with them and she is forwarding me on to the hiring supervisor, in which I will likely have an in person interview  It is a 6-month contract to hire which means I would be on permanent by the end of July or August.
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« Reply #1405 on: January 11, 2013, 03:28:18 pm »

I will find out Monday afternoon if I have an interview for that position.  Its a little farther of a drive, but still not too bad.  I would probably know within 48 hours of the interview whether I have the position and would likely start as early as Monday, January 21 or 28, 2013.  I just took a brief phone interview with them and she is forwarding me on to the hiring supervisor, in which I will likely have an in person interview  It is a 6-month contract to hire which means I would be on permanent by the end of July or August.

Call center?  Did the current place give you notice you're being let go?
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« Reply #1406 on: January 11, 2013, 03:32:08 pm »

I will find out Monday afternoon if I have an interview for that position.  Its a little farther of a drive, but still not too bad.  I would probably know within 48 hours of the interview whether I have the position and would likely start as early as Monday, January 21 or 28, 2013.  I just took a brief phone interview with them and she is forwarding me on to the hiring supervisor, in which I will likely have an in person interview  It is a 6-month contract to hire which means I would be on permanent by the end of July or August.

Call center?  Did the current place give you notice you're being let go?

Call Center? Affirmative - No notice has been given about any kind of letting go.  I am just trying to make sure I get 40 hours a week...
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« Reply #1407 on: January 11, 2013, 03:36:35 pm »

Gramps and BRTD, when in that post did I say I would miss because of weather?  I can't find it.  But, as always, you twist my words around.  What I did say is I would attempt to go to work, but would be a nervous wreck all the way there.  That is NOT the same thing as missing work.  The only reason I am off today is because of the call volume.

What do you mean by "all the way there"? It's 1.25 miles.
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« Reply #1408 on: January 11, 2013, 03:48:53 pm »

I just turned that other position down.  I want to give Xerox a chance to turn around and start giving 40 hours.
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« Reply #1409 on: January 11, 2013, 04:22:38 pm »

I just turned that other position down.  I want to give Xerox a chance to turn around and start giving 40 hours.

u don't make any sense bro
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« Reply #1410 on: January 11, 2013, 04:41:02 pm »

I just turned that other position down.  I want to give Xerox a chance to turn around and start giving 40 hours.

Umm, wtf?
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« Reply #1411 on: January 11, 2013, 04:42:35 pm »

Over or under on being unemployed by the end of the month?
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« Reply #1412 on: January 11, 2013, 04:47:47 pm »

I dont understand it.. are the only positions available call centers? I probably could have had you in that position we had in El Reno, too. There has to be something out there..
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« Reply #1413 on: January 11, 2013, 05:17:23 pm »

I just turned that other position down.  I want to give Xerox a chance to turn around and start giving 40 hours.

Umm, wtf?

I don't want to give up that easy.  The main reason I turned it down is they wouldn't let me give a 2 week notice at Xerox.  I would have loved to work for them if it weren't for that.  I don't want to burn bridges too quickly.

Now, having said that, I am going to give Xerox another week and if I don't get a full 40 hours, I will start looking around.

I'm going to look, but I'm not going to rule out call centers this time.  I have become so proficient at call centers that I am an easy and fast learner and really the only thing I need to learn is their ticketing system and other specialized tools.  I know how to troubleshoot as I've been doing that for the last 2 1/2 years.  I would prefer to get out of the call center and I'll look outside first, but I won't hesitate to pick up another call center if need be.  I just need something that will give me a full 40 hours with little to no risk of falling below that.

MasterJedi, I could very easily be out of Xerox by the end of the month if they don't give me the 40 hours I need.  I will not leave until I have signed on the bottom line somewhere else, whether that's late January, February, July, or anytime.
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« Reply #1414 on: January 11, 2013, 05:46:39 pm »

You should just work 2 jobs so that you're actually making 40 hours worth of pay.  It's really not that hard to do.
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« Reply #1415 on: January 11, 2013, 05:57:17 pm »

Methinks Bushie didn't get that new job.

All he had to do was ask his supervisor what was going on and take the new job if he wasn't given an answer. So turns down a new job to "wait and see" on your current job that isn't even working you?
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« Reply #1416 on: January 11, 2013, 06:02:23 pm »

Methinks Bushie didn't get that new job.

That's what I was thinking... nobody thinks, "I should find a new job" and interviews and thinks, "I didn't really want to leave my old job."
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« Reply #1417 on: January 11, 2013, 06:16:24 pm »

The reason I'm having this wishy-washy feelings is I'm really not sure what to make of my current situation.  It could stay slow, or it could just as easily return to normal, and it could just as easily get real busy and require overtime.  The thing that gives me "time", is they hired two classes after I was hired.  I think it will pick up, personally, as we continue to get further removed from the Holidays.  I have a sneaking suspicion that it will even pick up this week.  My only concern is that since the end of September, they have brought in 4 classes of 7-10 people per class.  I was the 2nd class to get hired.  My class started at 7, but was widdled down to 5 before Thanksgiving.  My class brought the agent count to 18-20 during peak hours.  Now we have 40-45 agents during peak hours, plus two other sites helping us take our calls in Boulder, Colorado and El Paso, Texas.  I fear they "over-hired".  It would make sense to me that the newest class would be the first to get let go if it comes to that, but the uncertainty still remains.  I turned down the job because 1) it didn't look like the right fit after conversations and 2) I'm not desperate right now.
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« Reply #1418 on: January 11, 2013, 07:58:26 pm »

Jeff... you're not proficient at call centers. You keep getting fired from them. That is what most are going to do. They will get you for 6 months, fire you, and just rehire someone else just as fast. Come on, you see this all the time!
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« Reply #1419 on: January 11, 2013, 08:29:51 pm »

I am not buying his story. It sounds too much like his past lies - i.e. bizarre decisions and then strange arguments to support them. "I would ask for my ring back, but I am sure she will call me tonight as she said she would!" type deal. Or the weight loss episodes.

I hope I am wrong, but I am nearly certain he was let go, otherwise he'd be a fool to turn down employment because he wanted to "wait and see what xerox is going to do."

Why even interview then? Smells way too fishy for me.
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« Reply #1420 on: January 11, 2013, 08:34:17 pm »

I think I'm just going to let things ride for another week.  I'm pretty confident things will pick up enough for 40 hour weeks to be needed.  Overtime may be a ways away, but if I can at least get 40 hours in a week, I'll be a happy camper.  I really don't want to start over yet again.  I'm getting too old to be doing that.  I may gived them 2 weeks.  If I can't get 80 hours over the next 2 weeks, I'll start looking again.
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« Reply #1421 on: January 11, 2013, 08:37:11 pm »

I get that, but you and I both know the call centers are hardly a form of stable employment given how often you have been fired from them in the past. I want to see you succeed as much as anyone. However, I do not understand the obsession with call centers. Is that the only job available anywhere? I just have a feeling they will never workout.
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« Reply #1422 on: January 11, 2013, 09:02:38 pm »

I know you dont want to burn bridges, but you know they will fire you in a heartbeat and not care, right? They are not going to invest in you, so why be faithful to them?
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« Reply #1423 on: January 11, 2013, 09:17:10 pm »

The main reason I turned it down is they wouldn't let me give a 2 week notice at Xerox. 
You have a contract? I find that hard to believe. Or did they just tell you to go ahead and get the fudge out? That seems a more likely scenario.
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« Reply #1424 on: January 11, 2013, 09:24:24 pm »

The main reason I turned it down is they wouldn't let me give a 2 week notice at Xerox. 
You have a contract? I find that hard to believe. Or did they just tell you to go ahead and get the fudge out? That seems a more likely scenario.

I'm still there, and I don't have a contract, but I want to be courteous and offer a 2 weeks notice if and when I do leave.
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