I worked my last shift of my part-time seasonal job today. It was at a catalog call center. So mostly taking orders from older ladies, who were all beyond nice and friendly. Random observation from this job: of the people who called who had an email address — and a surprising number of them don’t, the vast majority, close to 80% I’d say, have an aol account. I don’t know why exactly, but I think that’s funny.
I was so ready for this job to be over. And then I had yet another review today, which was my third review since I started six weeks ago. I’ve had more reviews in this six week job, than I had in the past five years at my previous job. The review is really just my manager going over my averages sale numbers and my upsell numbers (upselling is basically asking “Do you want fries with that?”). Then he tells me that since mine are below the call centers average, they will not be asking me to come back in the spring for their next seasonal hiring period. Truthfully, I had to agree that I wasn’t really good at the sales part (I excelled at the customer service part of the job, if I do say so myself. That’s the easy part!). And I didn’t want to do it anymore. But the minute he said that it wasn’t even an option I was all offended. As a friend pointed out, it’s like when you’re about to break up with someone, but then he does it first and suddenly you’re second guessing yourself and feeling all rejected!