Diary Tuesday 12th April 2016

Photo taken by me – Manchester Central Library
Preston, England
April 12, 2016 3:39pm CST
Quite a busy day today though things stayed quite relaxed. I sorted out my mum’s newspaper bill and her lottery tickets which I now happily do for her every Tuesday. After a few hours online I had to go to a job interview at a Manchester city centre call centre. It was a very loud office with music blaring even though staff were making calls trying to sell banking deals and house insurance. It was a very overheated office. My interviewer was a genuinely nice lady but early on she told me that the job was commission only with no basic guaranteed salary. My debts won’t allow me to do such self-employment jobs so I let her know that there was no point in going on further. I walked round the city centre catching photos and headed to the library for an hour before coming home. Arthur Chappell
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@TRBRocks420 (57340)
• Banks, Oregon
12 Apr 16
Commissions only don't sound good and, have a good one.
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• Preston, England
12 Apr 16
Commission jobs can work for good salesmen but if sales are poor you can earn as little as nothing
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@Corbin5 (70580)
• United States
12 Apr 16
Commission only would not be a good thing. Glad you let her know that would not work out for you. Is that the library? It is a gorgeous building.
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• Preston, England
12 Apr 16
@Corbin5 yes that is our main library for the city - one of my favourite places to visit
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@Inlemay (17163)
• South Africa
13 Apr 16
the library looks almost like a Theatre in Antwerp. Oh a job with no guarantee is really more like "Chance" work, good luck for finding something more stable
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@JudyEv (90266)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Apr 16
I guess at least you're fulfilling the requirements of the social security office.
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@teamfreak16 (32020)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Apr 16
I can't do outbound call centers. I was so bad at it that they fired me.
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• Preston, England
12 Apr 16
@teamfreak16 I got fired from one too but welfare see that as a job I did and insist I apply to do it again - employers then reject me because I was fired
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@teamfreak16 (32020)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Apr 16
@arthurchappell - I was out in California. I took my last check and bought a ticket back to Colorado. Long, long bus ride.
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12 Apr 16
I could never work in a call centre, mostly because I am petrified of the phone! It seems bizarre that you're not even guaranteed a basic wage. How can anyone live like that? No wonder some call centre folk are so pushy and rude.
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• Preston, England
13 Apr 16
@Poppylicious most call centre staff are alright but management are monstrous and the pressure and bullying to clinch the next deal is horrendous - then lots of customrs get aggressive about unsolicitated high pressure sales too so the poorseller in the middle gets more cynical and aggressive in pitching deals too
@crossbones27 (13622)
• Redlands, California
12 Apr 16
I think they just need to get rid of those type of jobs. Somehow they think that motivates people more and guarantees the company profits. I think it does neither. People might as well work for themselves if that is the case.
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• Preston, England
12 Apr 16
@crossbones27 it is odd to work for a boss and still have to sort your own income out
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@gudheart (12808)
13 Apr 16
Hope you find the right job for you soon enough. I am sure it will along eventually :D
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@Jessicalynnt (48199)
• Centralia, Missouri
13 Apr 16
I hate commission based jobs.
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• United States
12 Apr 16
You'll find something. Hang in there.
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