21. Verizon collections: How nerve wracking was it to know that at any moment, any one of my coworkers could call ME, telling me I owed money. Yeah, no bueno.
22.Computershare: This place sucked, badly. Answering calls where the questions were "My dividend ratio wasn't applied.... or "My parents died a horrible death, I don't want to be talking to you scumbag but I have no choice"
23. Cleaning out those donation boxes: Come on you've all seen them...
This guys gig was to take your trash, from these bins, bring it back to his warehouse, sort it and ship that crap to Mexico for a profit. I don't even know if he gave anything to charity.
24. Wine consultant: Let me start off by saying HA HA HA... okay now that that's out of the way, this is a typical phone call I would get,
Customer: So Shawn my good man, what wine pairs well with roasted duck.
Me: closes eyes, runs finger down a list of wines, stops at a random entry. "Sir, I would decidedly go with the 2005 Oaked Chardonnay."
One nice perk was the wine class I was required to attend. At about 4:30 we'd gather in a room, taste win for 2 hours, then go back to work with a nice buzz until we left at 9.
25. Hasbro: Yes the toy company. Try working in place where the only calls you'd receive were complaints about.. TOYS. I mean come on!! They'd complain about Scrabble tiles being too small, easy bake ovens not cooking properly and how the Robinson family shouldn't have won on a stupid tv show called Family GameNight.
26. Dispatcher #1: I had to find techs to work for next to nothing doing cabling and wiring jobs all over the country. "Can you do $40 an hour?" Person disconnects.
27. Dispatcher #2: The person before me was fired. This should tell you how well my short stint here went. I was tasked with sending out techs to repair automatic doors at businesses. Yay! Fun! They were so backed up that some companies doors were just closed down completely for months. Here I was trying to handle it all. Did I succeed. Yeah, by being asked not to come back to work.
28. REACH Inc. "Shawn, do you have ANY training working with 2 mentally retarded men? No? Great! You're hired!
29. Land/Deed Finder: To be honest with you, I spent 4 days training with this company and took a test in order to be hired. Got out onto the floor and it was like the previous 4 days had never happened. I lasted until the afternoon.
30. Blue Cross: My job was to sign people up for Medicare. You had to read a script verbatim and if you got ONE measly word wrong, it was back to the beginning. This got old really quick when you read the script to someone for 45 minutes and your manager tells you that you never said the word "the" and you have to call the person back and start over.
Shawn McGovern grew up on a farm 15 miles from Toledo OH. His life long dream is to one day visit that magical city and tell all of his friends about it.