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Thread #58012 Message #915579
Posted By: Kim C
21-Mar-03 - 04:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: Help! My Job is a Dilbert Cartoon!
Subject: BS: Help! My Job is a Dilbert Cartoon!
This afternoon, my boss called the office from her cell phone. She said, "I can't get my voice mail. Will you call them and see what's going on?"
(Huh? What am I, a babysitter?) "Ummmm, do you not have customer service programmed into your phone?" (I do.)
"Where is it?"
(groan - why don't you know how to use your own equipment!) "I don't know. I've never seen your phone. Who do I need to call?"
"Just call the service provider and ask them."
(groan again) "Okay."
I knew I wasn't going to get anywhere. I don't know anything about how her phone works. So I had to go fish out the number, and call them, and have them tell me that because I didn't have the phone in my possession, she needed to call them directly and tell them specifically what was happening.
This is the same person who, three years ago, went to New York for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. She called the office in NASHVILLE and said, I left the parade route directions on my desk, would you fax it to me?
I said, don't they have that information in the hotel lobby?!!!?
Instead of sending her kid down to the lobby, she paid for a long distance phone call and a fax call.