Call Center Purgatory <$BlogRSDURL$>
Call Center Purgatory
Thursday, September 22, 2005
  Larry! Come Home!

On Monday my boss Larry was sick and did not show up. As much as he yells and screams, he is the epitome of the old saying,

"Better the devil you know than the angel you don't"~Hama Tuma
I understand him, in some sort of twisted, Stockholm-Syndrome, co-dependant, way, I understand his crazy ass.

Some of the older veterans took over. It was not pretty. They were walking around, biting people if they dared to chat about anything other than call center related business. Calling out numbers to hit and keeping a sharp eye on the ACD screen for any sign of slacking. All of a sudden, I felt like the weeping prophet Jeremiah, crying out for my people as they suffered under the Capitalist Overlords of Telecommunication...
God! Wouldst thou deliver me from
enthusiastic middle management?!
My heart yearns that you would slay them,
The MBA's that are SOB's..
See the plight of your people Lord,
as we weep into our keyboards,
Bring back the mediocre one,
He may have been Purgatory,
But he wasn't Hell,

Thanks Lord,
And another thing Lord,
please let Mrs. Cog be in the mood tonight,

Thanks for reading,

This is a true story. I had a totally deranged supervisor once. I mean, we're talking... unhinged (she was actually worse than the one crack-addicted supervisor I had, but that's another story for another time, gosh I've worked at the best places) so... A friend was having SERIOUS problems with said supervisor. He was on probation with HR for meaningless stuff, etc (I think she hated men)and he asked his pastor what he should do. His pastor said he should pray. And thus it was so, my friend prayed and prayed... prayed for the guidance to know how to deal with the situation, for God to soften her heart... for God 's will to be done in the situation...

narry a week goes by, the bitty gets hit by a public transit bus.

God works in mysterious ways.

*end scene*
HAHAHA! Not only did I enjoy the post, but I enjoyed the comment that went along with it. Hit by a BUS?! Oh, oops, I don't think I'm supposed to be laughing at that...Well, too bad, I am!

Hope you got lucky, Cog!
Post a Comment

Exploring the mind numbing insanity and childish corporate culture of an unknown call center employee.

Purgatory: A place of suffering and torment with an unknown duration. In Roman Catholic Theology-the place where the dead are purified from their sins.

Email:anonymous.cog at

"One must know oneself, if this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life, and there is nothing better." -Blaise Pascal

The Cog is listening to:
"Wake Up"
By Rage Against The Machine

Search this site powered by FreeFind

Here's my RSS(XML Atom) feed

Visit Anonymous Cog's other site: Poverty,Politics,and Faith

Call Centre


"To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle." -George Orwell


February 2004 / March 2004 / April 2004 / May 2004 / June 2004 / July 2004 / August 2004 / September 2004 / October 2004 / November 2004 / December 2004 / January 2005 / February 2005 / March 2005 / April 2005 / May 2005 / June 2005 / July 2005 / August 2005 / September 2005 / October 2005 / November 2005 / December 2005 / January 2006 / February 2006 / March 2006 / April 2006 / May 2006 / June 2006 / July 2006 / August 2006 / September 2006 / December 2006 / August 2007 / September 2007 / September 2011 /

Powered by Blogger