My exposure to the call center industry in the past for more than four years has allowed me to meet a hodgepodge of people from all walks of life. In retrospect, I admit that I miss mingling with the clowns of the team who seemingly make working fun and enjoyable despite the demands to meet the performance scorecard and the fast-paced life associated with it.
As an IP relay operator then, assisting the deaf and the hard of hearing communicate with an able bodied was exceedingly fulfilling and rewarding. I depend on the wheelchair for mobility and I felt a surge of pride to have helped my fellow persons with disability.
The compensation was very satisfying but I heard a few whine due to lack of money after a week or less of receiving their wages. On the other hand, you would see them with the latest gadgets available in the market or have traveled to the famous tourist spots here and abroad. The loan sharks seemed to be their only refuge to cope with living before the next payday comes. They obviously forgot to hold onto their hard earned money to pay for the necessities first.
Please don't get me wrong. I am not generalizing the people emanating from such industry but I am merely sharing my experiences. This may also happen to anyone you may know. Consequently, may the poster below be a reminder to all of us to live within a budget or better yet, to live below our budgets so we can put aside something for tomorrow.
Photo source: Lisa Raye