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Work Rant

dustinzgirl

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I am so overqualified for every position at my fucking company, it makes me want to puke. I have applied for 3 promotions into data analysis/management, and have been passed over for people with LESS eduction, LESS tenure and LESS intelligence (I am NOT joking, I know these assholes).

Why? Because I am top 10 percent sales, and they dont want me off the inbound sales, because I fucking ROCK that place.

I want off the phones. Two years of listening to ppl who should not be allowed to OWN a computer, let alone be on the fucking INTERNET or even pass the entrance exam to McDonalds is frustrating and pissing me off. I work so much right now I can not start my own biz w/o quitting this one...I tried, Im too tired...60 hrs a week does that....

Fuck it.

The girl that got the last Data Analyst position worked the cashier at fucking JC Penny's before coming to my company, and has only been there a few months. She is not a moron, but certainly not as qualified as me.

The excuse this time: You seem to be applying for a lot of different positions. Lets set up meetings to discuss your career path.

I know my career path. I want off the phones. NOW.
 
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dustinzgirl said:
The excuse this time: You seem to be applying for a lot of different positions. Lets set up meetings to discuss your career path.

I know my career path. I want off the phones. NOW.
The people that chose not to hire you owe you a meeting, at the very least. Force them to explain to you why you were not picked, what disqualified you..
Ask them what you need to do to move, and make sure they know it is your intent to move into bigger and better things. A good boss (or boss's boss) will respond - if not favorably - then at least positively. They should be able to tell you exactly why you were passed over (if it's a legitimate reason) and what you need to do to be considered for the next one.
If they stall, then you know they're bullshitting. If they feed you a bullshit answer, then you know you probably don't want to work there because they're not going to support your advancement.
If they go that route, then quietly look for another job. When you find it, put in your two weeks and tell them to have a nice life. The machine will keep right on rolling, with or without you...if your boss won't support you then find an employer who will.
In the long run (depending on your personal circumstances) it's not worth it to continue working for someone who isn't looking out for your career.
 

morelos

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start interviewing, kid. your company can't be the only one around that has positions you'd like...
 

ericman123

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dustinzgirl said:
I am so overqualified for every position at my fucking company, it makes me want to puke. I have applied for 3 promotions into data analysis/management, and have been passed over for people with LESS eduction, LESS tenure and LESS intelligence (I am NOT joking, I know these assholes).

Why? Because I am top 10 percent sales, and they dont want me off the inbound sales, because I fucking ROCK that place.

I want off the phones. Two years of listening to ppl who should not be allowed to OWN a computer, let alone be on the fucking INTERNET or even pass the entrance exam to McDonalds is frustrating and pissing me off. I work so much right now I can not start my own biz w/o quitting this one...I tried, Im too tired...60 hrs a week does that....

Fuck it.

The girl that got the last Data Analyst position worked the cashier at fucking JC Penny's before coming to my company, and has only been there a few months. She is not a moron, but certainly not as qualified as me.

The excuse this time: You seem to be applying for a lot of different positions. Lets set up meetings to discuss your career path.

I know my career path. I want off the phones. NOW.
My guess is that they are responding to your aggresive attempts at promotion by not taking you too seriously. I'm not saying that you're not qualified or aren't as cut out for other positions in your company. However, it would seem like they'd prefer you to take a more directed approach in future business with them in more specialized manner.

From here you can look at it two ways.
1. They appreciate you and want your input on what you would actually LIKE to do in the future.
-They see potential in you and want you to work somewhere important were you'd be dependable and satisfied.
-They might be following a long process that has been committee approved to get to deal with you. This sucks because new applicants can surge past you while you're left behind.
OR
2. They want to keep you sales, because you are in the top 10%.
-They only want to use you for profits.
- They're Moneygrubbing Asshats that support the glass ceiling and only promote sluts.
-Why does management bite ass?

Either way is equally fine. Just don't look back.
 

dustinzgirl

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Yeah I am defiently not going to be there much longer. I am frustrated with it, and I think a lot of it is I am way to aggressive. Most of the women that are not in sales are very, quiet kind of people. I think that is the way our call center is kind of set up, but I know its not that way in other call centers. Anyways, after I grad in sept, Im so gone. Im staying until then because the company has a 3 g a year reimbursement program, which is only one term, but 3 g's is 3 g's. :p
 

dustinzgirl

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morelos said:
start interviewing, kid. your company can't be the only one around that has positions you'd like...
Sorry to double post, but loook up the specs on Roseburg, OR. Yes, it is the only company except the college and the hospital that pays good.
 

Descent

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dustinzgirl said:
I am so overqualified for every position at my fucking company, it makes me want to puke. I have applied for 3 promotions into data analysis/management, and have been passed over for people with LESS eduction, LESS tenure and LESS intelligence (I am NOT joking, I know these assholes).

Why? Because I am top 10 percent sales, and they dont want me off the inbound sales, because I fucking ROCK that place.

I want off the phones. Two years of listening to ppl who should not be allowed to OWN a computer, let alone be on the fucking INTERNET or even pass the entrance exam to McDonalds is frustrating and pissing me off. I work so much right now I can not start my own biz w/o quitting this one...I tried, Im too tired...60 hrs a week does that....

Fuck it.

The girl that got the last Data Analyst position worked the cashier at fucking JC Penny's before coming to my company, and has only been there a few months. She is not a moron, but certainly not as qualified as me.

The excuse this time: You seem to be applying for a lot of different positions. Lets set up meetings to discuss your career path.

I know my career path. I want off the phones. NOW.
Dude, you're gettin' it up the ass!
 
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dustinzgirl said:
but I know its not that way in other call centers at dell.
DELL? Argh! Fuck Dell, Fuck Dell, Fuck Dell in the Goat Ass....
I can't stand their customer service, I can't stand their sales reps, I can't stand their account executives, and I can't stand their marketing strategy....at least the ones I deal with. And unfortunately, perception is reality.
Dell was great in the consumer market, but they royally suck ASS when dealing with enterprise customers.
Get the hell out of there while you still can!!! :mfinger: Dell
 

gold3d

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I thought Dells were rated number one of all premanufactored computers.

Perhaps you work for Gateway or something and want to help sales? Hmmm>? You from cow country?
 
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gold3d said:
I thought Dells were rated number one of all premanufactored computers.

Perhaps you work for Gateway or something and want to help sales? Hmmm>? You from cow country?
EDITED FOR DG's SAFETY

:)
 

dustinzgirl

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Im home sales, so I have nothing to do with this. Mabye I should remove the names or I just might wind up having to find a new job......
 

Descent

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gold3d said:
I thought Dells were rated number one of all premanufactored computers.

Perhaps you work for Gateway or something and want to help sales? Hmmm>? You from cow country?
[NERDWARNING]

FYI, I've worked on both. HP's have INFINITELY higher quality parts. Asus motherboards, Cooler Master CPU coolers, ATi/eVGA brand video cards, Bestec power supplies, and Samsung optical drives.

Dells have two name brand components - an Intel motherboard and Crucial memory. The Infineon memory in the HP's is the same quality, I run both brands in my self built system.

The rest of them are from god knows where, and it shows considering the amount of them I see that fail.

Also, HP uses fully standardized motherboards and cases - Dells are only partially standardized. ATX formfactor for the case/power supply but the front panel pinout is custom.

The Maxtor hard drives in both are equally shitty, but out of any modern HP system I've seen guess what, they are the only part that fails. The horror stories from Dell are sadly quite scary. www.ihatedell.net

And having a dead PS/2 port (Keyboard) right out of the box is a huge slash mark off of Dell's quality.

Besides, Dell only uses Intel processors, which generally are crap. AMD has been far superior for years.

[/NERDWARNING]
 

dustinzgirl

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The nature of Dell's and gateway's business is not to cater to nerds, while HP does so. Dell and Cow cater to middle class folks, low cost, generally crap items. HP has only recently taken up this style of marketing, while Sony never has.

If you are a nerd, stay away from dell and gateway. If you are a middle-upper class college, basic work, general home use, then buy dell or gateway.

You need to understand the marketing strategy to understand why companies buy/sell the parts that they do.

Everyone knows AMD is better, but most ppl dont care. They want to buy because it is easy and done for them.
 
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Ya. Dell and Cow have targeted the consumer market, which means all those people who want a PC but aren't ubercomputergeeks. Unless you're running processor-intense functions (mathematical, graphical, etc.) then you really don't care whether AMD is better than Intel because the damn processor gets you what you want. Dell and Cow aren't going to spend money on higher quality parts for a product line that isn't going to be directed at people who understand the difference anyways, especially if there's a negligible performance difference from the standard end-user's perspective. If you understand why an AMD outperforms an Intel, then you're probably buying a product line that gets you what you want and not something aimed at the general home market.
If it doesn't make sense to you, then think about this:
It is exactly that kind of marketing strategy that has put a computer/laptop into well over half the homes in America. Otherwise, people would still be forced to shell out upwards of $2,000 for a laptop and $1000 for a desktop because all that would be available are higher-end machines. And people just aren't going to hand out that kind of money...not in the numbers that people are buying consumer level machines today.
Sure, the parts may be lower quality than what you would want, but like I said, if you understand the difference, chances are that you're buying something else anyways. Most people just want to fork over their $1000 and have everything work the way it's supposed to with minimal 'technical' tinkering.
Business 101.

So anyways, DG: you're trying to get out of sales? Where are you trying to take yourself; career-wise, I mean?
 

BklynCannonball

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Fuck it all. Start looking for a new job then have a sit down with them. That's crap.

Write your boss a letter and cc the higher ups in the company.