Question by Stephen B: I work at a call center and usually get very stressed out before starting my shift… any advice??
Ok first just let me say that I am an aspiring filmmaker who is in the process of getting my stuff together to shoot my first indie project. However I work for a call center at a cable company in the meantime just to survive, etc. Whenever I get there, before I start my shift or before my break ends, I get REALLY stressed out like I DREAD going on those phones, however when we are on the phones, time does seem to go by sort of quick and the fact that we are only allowed to take 1 call at a time as opposed to 2-3 at a time helps a lot.
But sweet jesus, I tell ya… is there some kind of meditating method or any special kind of tea or something you guys could recommend so that I could relax and not be so stressed out?
Answer by Sweetie
It helps to take long deep breaths and exhale, listen to some soothing music, recite some positive mantras and just relax. Its just a job to get you by not your lifetime career here and fyi call centers job turnover is astronomical in numbers so don’t feel bad if one day you get the pink slip, its just the nature of the beast, they suck you dry and then dump you.
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