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Will wireless companies hire us?

Discussion in 'Working or Investing in the Wireless Industry' started by Gonz, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. Gonz

    Gonz Senior Member
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    In this day in age, many of us have used customer service from one or another company which provides online customer service. Lexar, among my most recent, uses a chat type of online live customer service 24 hours a day.

    To cut to the point, If i was a recruiter for Verizon, I would recruit from here, should Verizon plan to offer such a service. One thing is for sure, any of us can type faster and multitask with much ease compared to the chick from lexar, whom I have spoken with of recent.

    Mabey those of us who spend much time with this site should even get paid for this type of thing!

    Just my 2 17 year old pennies.
     
  2. azcellphonejunkie

    azcellphonejunkie The Cell Phone Junkie
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    I think many of us have thought about this. I know someone even had in thier signature at one point something like "I should get paid for this!"

    Point is, we are a group of dedicated finatics to the wireless industry that enjoy helping others out on our own time. If this were a paid site, I think we would have far less subscribers and have less great imput from people because they wouldn't want to pay for our help.

    I agree with you that some on here know so much that thier knowledge is worth a lot of money, but I think it is people like this that enjoy helping out of the goodness of thier hearts and wouldn't think of getting paid for it. I know this is my philosophy!
     
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  3. Fire14

    Fire14 Easy,Cheap & Sleazy
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    It's just a hobby for me, and I agree it would take some of the fun out of it if this became my job. I can't begin to say how much people here have given me alot of great knowlege & i find it fun to help others as well as learn stuff on my own schedule.
     
  4. wgray8231

    wgray8231 I don't work here.
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    I read an article in InfoWorld magazine ( http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/01/07/02OPstrategic_1.html ) last week about open source documentation. Basically, the writer was commenting on how we can usually get better help from our fellow-users for software and devices than from the manufacturer.

    Don't count on getting paid to do something like this because we already do it for free.
     
  5. azcellphonejunkie

    azcellphonejunkie The Cell Phone Junkie
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    Isn't that the truth! I know some of the users here would be great as CS people for a provider, but I think most of them would rather do it on the side than as a full time job. I know that is my feeling on it.
     
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  6. Shizam76

    Shizam76 Shizam! Babyyyyy!
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    I'm with you.....I think it would drive me crazy if I did it full time...5 days a week...40+ hours a week. I'd love to do it part time....on the side...maybe 15-20 hours per week.....I think that would be cool.
     
  7. azcellphonejunkie

    azcellphonejunkie The Cell Phone Junkie
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    I think we are on here 15-20 hours a week :)
     
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    agentHibby Iowa Cellular Guru
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    We help eachother here.
    sometimes I get myself into trouble here also.
    I think it is just the opposite for people who work in the industry.
     
  9. azcellphonejunkie

    azcellphonejunkie The Cell Phone Junkie
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    Good case in point examples...
     
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    wgray8231 I don't work here.
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    I wouldn't want to do wireless CS ever. Sure, I could probably be helpful since I have some intelligence and can learn, but working with people over the phone who are stupid would really get on my nerves.

    If everyone who worked in CS or called CS were as smart as some of us, it would eliminate a lot of stress.
     
  11. azcellphonejunkie

    azcellphonejunkie The Cell Phone Junkie
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    I know some people seem stupid, but the majority of them are just unknowledgeable of the products. That is where we come in to help others learn about how stuff works!
     
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    wgray8231 I don't work here.
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    Customers can learn from us; CS reps probably don't care.
     
  13. azcellphonejunkie

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    Exactly the reason that many of them turn to us here for insight on issues that they can't get help from the carrier.
     
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    Oh, there are some of us who don't leave it at the office, however, I'll stay in engineering any day of the week. I wouldn't deal with customers for anything, maybe because I AM a customer too.
     
  15. Gamer03

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    Wow azcellphonejunkie. :D

    I couldn't have said it better myself. :)
     
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  16. azcellphonejunkie

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    Thanks! I appreciate the compliment!
     
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    wgray8231 I don't work here.
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    Besides, part of our economic system is based on volunteers. The whole world would probably collapse if we closed WA and some of us went to work for the wireless companies.
     
  18. dallison

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    i get better info here before anyone else does in our area
     
  19. azcellphonejunkie

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    That's funny. I know my world would collapse if I wasn't able to use WA!
     
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    wgray8231 I don't work here.
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    Think about it: You get free help from other users on message boards like this or off the Internet (thanks, Google). Software companies give out free patches because their programmers couldn't get it right the first time (trust me, those things are NOT built into the cost of producing the software). You get free e-mail service from Yahoo!, Gmail, Hotmail, etc. Sure, advertisers pay, but I'm not giving anything for it. Just think of the donations people give out every day, especially for something like the tsunami.
     
  21. azcellphonejunkie

    azcellphonejunkie The Cell Phone Junkie
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    Just like cotton, volunteering is the fabric of our lives!
     
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