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Posted: 03 June 2011 02:33 AM   [ Ignore ]
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As many of you already know, i am and have been, handicapped for the last decade or so. A little over 2 years ago I began a program that would allow me to train to work customer service jobs from home. (Yay interwebz!!)  Well, after all this time, I have finally recieved an email with the following message:

Thank you for your interest in continuing the application process with [Company]. In order to be eligible for our openings, you need to first complete [Company’s] Certification Training.

Certification Training will meet for 3 days and consist of 4 hours of online instructor-led training and 2 hours of homework each evening. There will be a 15 minute break during the class. This training is meant to prepare you from working from home in a call center environment. The classes are conducted online; you attend virtually via your home computer. 

This class will require:
* PC based computer with Windows 7, Vista or XP operating system
* Minimum of 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (recommended) (2 GB of RAM for Windows Vista or higher)
* High speed Internet access (Cable or DSL)
* Quiet work space environment
* Computer compatible headset (recommended) or a telephone with a headset or telephone speaker functionality.

***Note: If you will be using the telephone option, you will need unlimited long distance. The call in number is NOT toll-free.

Needless to say really, but i am a bit nervous. red face  It has been a LONG time since I have worked. (The docs repeatedly told me I should just give up on the idea, but I’m too stubborn for that...) wink

Anyhow, just wanted to let my friends here know what’s up and why I have been so quiet of late. smile

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Posted: 03 June 2011 02:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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All right. Congrats, Dave. I’m very happy for you and hope things work out well. smile

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Posted: 03 June 2011 03:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Make sure to practice an Indian accent. Folks don’t respect a customer service rep who doesn’t sound at least a little Punjabi.

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Posted: 03 June 2011 03:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Good luck dude smile

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Posted: 03 June 2011 03:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Robin Bobcat - 03 June 2011 07:17 AM

Make sure to practice an Indian accent. Folks don’t respect a customer service rep who doesn’t sound at least a little Punjabi.

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Dave says you’re probably right… LOL

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Posted: 03 June 2011 08:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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This is also a diversion from the usual online routines you’ve grown used to (and even tired of by now)!  Dave, have FUN with this, the - whole - entire - experience!!!

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Posted: 03 June 2011 08:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Thank you Folks! Sincerely. smile

It is something I have wanted for such a VERY long time.  It just makes me a bit nervous. cheese

*...Wanders off to practice his spreadsheets in Excel…*
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Posted: 03 June 2011 10:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Well done Dave. smile  Hopefully this will be a step up for you.  I’m sure you’ll feel a lot more comfortable once you get into it.

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Posted: 03 June 2011 01:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Good luck!  You’ll do fine. smile

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Posted: 03 June 2011 05:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Hello… Peggy?

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Posted: 04 June 2011 05:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Just give yourself a chance with this. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes in the first few weeks. Everybody needs time to adjust to a new job and I’m sure the company will allow for that.

A friend of mine started a new job about 3 weeks ago and he’s only just now really getting fully used to it. He enjoys working there.

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Posted: 04 June 2011 11:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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oppiejoe - 03 June 2011 09:26 PM

Hello… Peggy?


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