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Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
6:25 pm - call center list?

hey im trying to compile a list of call centers places my friend can apply at 
so if anyone had any names/address/fax/email addess they know of please post.

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Friday, January 11th, 2008
7:40 pm - HAHA!

A community for us callcentre monkeys in Winnipeg!?
Who'd'a thunk it?
I used to work for Ipsos-Reid, and did for 6 months or so, from April to October of 2007 when I quit for various reasons.
I now work for Archway in a fun little CSR job.

I'm thinking of starting an online campaign against ASI, as I really disagree with their company practises. Come on guys! I can't be alone in this!

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Monday, February 27th, 2006
5:11 pm - hey there.

i dont work in a call center, but ive had this question on my mind for a while now, and seeing as im on the phone this very minute, talking to someone about insurance or something, i decided that now was the time.

so, usually i let them talk and explain why their calling, then i say "no thanks" and then i listen some more while they try and rope me back in, then i say "no thanks" again.
that usually does it.

my girlfriend on the other hand takes the more direct approach and just hangs up on them.

so i guess im just wondering what YOU, the call center employees of winnipeg feel is the less annoying approach.

should i listen then decline?
or is it less annoying if the person hangs up on you, so you dont have to go through the whole thing, and you can just move on to the next person?

with all due respect,

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Monday, February 6th, 2006
9:35 pm - NRG toast?

I've heard that a lot of crazy stuff is going on at NRG Research (formerly WOR). A little bird told me that pretty much the entire supervisor staff got a complete firing and rehiring, and that the shifts are really bad now.

So, instead of going back there after a long hiatus, I'm thinking of getting a new call center job. Guess I'm a sucker for punishment. Are there any that will just let me work Saturdays and possibly a couple of evenings in addition to that? Or are all call centers other than vintage-NRG/WOR pretty unflexible when it comes to setting hours?

Oh, I'm also interested in exactly what's going on at NRG, just for gossip's sake.

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Wednesday, November 30th, 2005
1:57 am - Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire!

Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire!
Cross posted into "winnipeg" and "prgay"

This evening at work I was sitting happily (or as happily as you can while sitting on the phones in a call centre) talking to a nice respondent and BOOM! The building shook and all the lights went out.

"I'm sorry sir but I'll have to take your phone number and call you back. All the power just went out in the building and I cannot continue the survey"

I saw on the news that there was some sort of electrical blow out in the sewers that blew some man hole covers off and there was a thirty foot (?) pillar of flame coming from the sewers.

Apparently some guy went to the hospital because of burns on his upper body and I hope he will be alright. What a shitty thing to happen to a guy. Walking along, minding his own business and Flame Erupts from the streets. Definately odd, and shitty luck. Maybe he was in a car... I dunno the whole story, the news was very vague about it all. And you'd think exploding streets would make a decent story.

On the bright side (for me anyways) we got to go home early, and work may be cancelled tomorrow (which leaves me free to run some errands).

Does anyone else have any more details/pictures/stories to tell about the exploding street tonight? Any interesting experiences in the work place (come on Faneuil (sp?) people, I know you're out there!)?

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Wednesday, November 9th, 2005
2:53 pm

Anyone know the ph# to call in to cancel shifts at Dimark? I lost the paper and need to call in.... help!

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Saturday, July 16th, 2005
1:34 am

hello, i just found this community. i'm jordan, a prairie research associate! :D

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2005
10:22 pm

What happened here? Everyone realize they were working at a call center and off themselves!? Where is everyone?

Hello?? Anybody home?

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Friday, January 7th, 2005
7:34 am - hey, first post here

well, howdy, i work at *gasp* a call center.
Dimark to be exact.
its lamer.. okay, outbound is lame.
however, i have the most rocking supervisor and... my other supervisor is pretty cool.. even though he bears a striking resmblance to jesus... *laughs*

i'm thinking of looking for another job... probably inbound...however the thought of convergys sorta scares me. its so far away...
so i'm thinking of other inbound places in the city.

i heard pizza hut had one.. or am i thinking of archways.. *le sigh* i used to work there in the BestBuy.com department... *dies* anyways, thinking of archways' domino pizza line... what did they do there? take complaints? *shrugs*

anywho, i'm goign back to bed. coz its ... 7:38 according to my clocks...
night, morning all.

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Wednesday, October 13th, 2004
1:18 pm - Also a WOR drone, I mean employee

I too work at Western Opinion Research, along with Adam and Brian. I like the relaxed environment there... Though really there's no use staying somewhere because they let you socialize, when there's no one to socialize with during the day shifts anymore. And it's kinda depressing working with the lifers (though it's possibly motivation to do your best to not end up still working there in your 60's and over, like them)

current mood: sleepy

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Friday, June 18th, 2004
10:38 pm - Blah

So yeah... I'm sitting here at work (Convergys), being utterly bored... Does anyone else find call-centre work completely and utterly tedious? Meh... Well, at least posting gives me something to do :D

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Friday, June 11th, 2004
1:38 pm

hey im new. and i work at dataprobe, downtown by geo's.
my friend used to work there then she got fired. then they hired me. :)
its not to bad.. what i really like about it is that because im casual part time i can book shifts whenever i want and cancel without a reason.
as i just stated in my journal i sometimes leave weird messages on peoples answering machines.
i need a daytime job to get me up in the morning though cuz i feel like i waste an entire day when i sleep till 2 and gotta be at work at 4 only to return at home at 11. shitty hours.

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Friday, May 28th, 2004
1:54 pm - brians friend

My name is Adam, i also work at WOR. fun times there, i think everyone should work there...its a good idea. then you can work with me and brian every day and go insane talking to bitchy ppl who have no time to talk to you. ersh!!!!!!!!

current mood: crazy

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Sunday, May 23rd, 2004
11:24 pm - Let me just say this...

Working at Ipsos-Reid is SO MIND NUMBING!!!!!

I need the work experience for my resume though... *sigh*

I hope some of my resumes dropped off to other places result in callbacks :(

The really really sad part is, I'm *GOOD* at my job. I just despise the repetitive nature of it.

It feels like my brain is turning to mush!


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Wednesday, May 12th, 2004
12:11 pm

Anyone from Archway?

Oh intro....
I work at Archway Marketing in the Whirlpool account.
Im on Mat. Leave till September
I don't mind my job there *shrug*
I just get a lil annoyed when the americans say whil-poo. cause you know the call isnt going to be good.

current mood: cold

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Saturday, May 8th, 2004
1:51 am - Welcome

Welcome one and all to wpg_callcenters! This is a community that I have been meaning to create for some time now, after I noticed that there are people other than me who work in call centers and are nerdy enough to maintain a live journal on a regular basis.

I'd like to emphasize that this place is open to membership and I'm eager to see people from all different call centers in the city congregating here to share in our common employment situation. So if you had a hard day at work and are looking for a group of like-minded individuals to share your pain, by all means, pull up a seat and talk with us. We're here for you.

Also, I'm somewhat interested in shopping around the call-center job market in Winnipeg and I'm sure the rest of you are eager to hear whether or not someone else would pay a higher wage for what you're doing. But, I don't think that's going to be such a huge issue in this community, or at least I'd like to hope not.

So if you join, by all means, introduce yourself... name and place of employment would be good enough, just so we can get a feel for things.

I also want to expand the interests list, so please help me out with that. Any suggestions on an icon would also be great. I'm thinking of using one of the WOR mascots, either a dead pigeon or Telly the Telephone, but that might be a bit too company-specific. Plus I don't have a sufficient photograph of either of them.

Have fun!

Brian L. (of WOR fame)

current mood: chipper

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