18 Confessions of Customer Service Reps

18 Confessions of Customer Service Reps
By Christy Gliko

Working in customer service can really test your tolerance for patience.  The struggle is REAL when dealing with other people.  I’ve asked for anonymous stories and struggles about working in customer service.  If you’ve ever worked in customer service, chances are you’ll relate to these fellow customer service workers:

  1. “I had a customer try to pick up an online order for her mom. She didn’t know the order number, the phone number it was ordered under (which is the only way to look it up), or have her ID on her. Her mom came in a couple minutes later. She was yelling and cursing at me the whole time, stabbed the signature capture pad with the pen, and then threw it at me.”

Mug toss

2.  “We have chicken or beef teriyaki”
Customer: “Whats the difference?”

Oh My God

3. Me (as a server): soup or salad? Customer: super salad? What’s in it?

Baseball reaction

4. My Aunt worked in St. Mary’s, outside of Glacier National Park. She was asked how many trees were in the Park! Also, when the next glacier would be coming by.

Science
5. Lol when I ask “do you want soup, salad, or fries with that?” And a lot of times I get “sure” …. Which one!!!!

Frustration

6. “What’s a grilled cheese sandwich?”

Idiot sandwich

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Top 5 Things You Miss About Home

College is great, don’t get me wrong, you have freedom to do as you please but you take for granted the little things from home. As a senior in college there are definitely a bunch of things that I miss about being home and you really learn to appreciate all the things your parents did for you!

5. Your Pets

pugYour dog is just something you can’t take with you to school. Sometimes you might miss your pet more than some family members (shhh.) It’s like leaving your best friend behind and you’re not able to talk to them at all! Your mom lets you “facetime” the dog, but come on, that dog has no idea what’s going on.

4. LAUNDRY

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I absolutely despise doing laundry. I’ll put it off for as long as humanly possible and there are clothes all over my floor. Being home your parents will just throw it in for you and you have no worries about it. (side note: laundry detergent isn’t free and we have much more important things to buy!)

 

3. Home Cooked Meals

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Being someone who, frankly, sucks at cooking, one of the biggest things you miss is mom’s cooking and dad’s barbecuing. After a while you just get tired of ramen noodles and Taco Bell (crazy concept right?) and you just want a substantial meal. Not to mention, mom isn’t going to make you pay her for the meal, thanks mom!

 

2. Your High School Friends

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Chances are, if you don’t go to school with a bunch of your high school friends you’re going to drift apart. Everyone gets busy with either school or starting their careers and everyone seems to go different ways. You reminisce about fun and crazy times you had with the people you grew up with!

 

  1. Your Family

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No matter how old you are you always miss your mom and dad when you leave home! It doesn’t get easier leaving and you’re always counting the days til the next time you get to see them. They’re your main supporters and have helped you throughout your whole life so it’s scary when you get out into the world by yourself! You might not admit it, but you even miss your annoying siblings! Leaving home really makes you appreciate the time spent with your family, so to my family: thank you for everything!

 

Post by Shane Monsen, Senior at the University of Montana.

The Best NBA Jerseys for Every Franchise

The Best NBA Jerseys for Every Franchise

If there is a sport that leads in looks and style, it’s gotta be basketball. From the iconic kicks that Jordan took the floor with every night, to the Fab Five sporting the black socks, the basketball population trumps all other sports in fashion IQ. With the jerseys, it’s no different. Basketball almost always leads the way in clean, stylish, sometimes wacky uniforms. Not all are hits, but almost every team’s fans can argue it’s best uni is the cream of the crop.

Here are my favorites from each franchise. Comment below which jersey is your favorite!

Atlanta Hawks

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The Hawks’ jerseys have been on a slow decline since Pistol was in Georgia.

 

 

 

 

Boston Celtics

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Larry Legend didn’t ever put on a different jersey while he was in the NBA. He didn’t change teams, and his team didn’t ever change the jersey.

 

 

 

Brooklyn Nets

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Although I could do without the sleeves, I do like the mix of the seventies look with the current colorway.

 

 

 

 

Charlotte Hornets

 

Many NBA fans wish teams would leave the pinstripes for the baseball teams, but I’m one to appreciate pinstripes when tastefully done. Larry Johnson’s Hornets took teal and pinstripes to another level.

 

 

Chicago Bulls

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Did I mention tasteful pinstripes? Not the most famous Bulls uniform, but definitely the meanest. And isn’t that what you want from a team with a frowning bull as the logo?

 

 

 

Cleveland Cavaliers

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I might be alone on this one, but I love this jersey. It was short lived, and the Cavs decided to stay away from light blue and black from here on out, but I wish they woulda kept with it.

 

 

 

Dallas Mavericks

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The logo and font reminds me of the Wild West, and what’s a better look for the Dallas Mavericks? I’d like to see these back as an alternate.

 

 

 

Denver Nuggets

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All the colors of the rainbow, Denver skyline, and the outline of the Rocky Mountains, and yet it worked well as a uniform. Don’t knock it until you try it.

 

 

 

Detroit Pistons

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Winning helps any jersey’s cause. The Pistons had some of their best years when Chauncey and Rasheed rocked these.

 

 

 

Golden State Warriors

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Sometimes, all you really need is a clean logo that honors your city. Golden State has it.

 

 

 

 

Houston Rockets

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This is a nice looking, clean jersey with an understated logo on the shorts. The current Rocket uniforms need to adopt some simplicity from this one.

 

 

 

Indiana Pacers

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In my opinion, the Pacers have the association’s ugliest jerseys. At least this one doesn’t have the yellow and pinstripes.

 

 

 

LA Clippers

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Maybe it’s the beautiful man that Bill Walton once was that made me pick this jersey, or maybe the lack of quality jerseys in the Clippers history.

 

 

 

LA Lakers

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It’s a classic look that benefited from countless Hall of Famers.

 

 

 

 

Memphis Grizzlies

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I don’t know what to say here. It was fun while it lasted, but please leave it in the 90’s.

 

 

 

 

Miami Heat

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The Miami Floridians narrowly beats out the 90’s look made famous by Mourning and Hardaway. I just like the unique colors and format of this one.

 

 

 

Milwaukee Bucks

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Possibly my favorite NBA jersey. The cream, green, baby blue and white work perfectly together, and remain understated. Just like their young team, these jerseys bring a lot of energy to the court.

 

 

 

Minnesota Timberwolves

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I grew up a Timberwolves fan, and I’ll be the first to admit that they only have a few good unis. At least KG enjoyed his prime in this one.

 

 

 

New Orleans Pelicans

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With not many to chose from, this away uni from the Pelicans is an easy pick.

 

 

 

 

New York Knicks

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Another classic, clean, and crisp jersey from the league.

 

 

 

 

Oklahoma City Thunder

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This jersey and colorway combo is almost as loud as Gary Payton. Almost.

 

 

 

 

Orlando Magic

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The glory days with Shaq and Penny had the best jerseys, too.

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia 76ers

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I had to go with the classic Sixers look. Stars and stripes down the sides are a nice tribute to the city where our country was born.

 

 

 

Phoenix Suns

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I’m not sure what’s brighter, Chuck’s smile or the shooting sun across the chest.

 

 

 

 

Portland Trail Blazers

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This Blazer alternate is a personal favorite of mine. Still worn by Portland, this is one of the last jerseys that still has a pattern across the front.

 

 

 

Sacramento Kings

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The Kings in the early 2000’s were a scary, mean team. This dark, simple jersey embodied that personality as well.

 

 

 

San Antonio Spurs

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There might not be a jersey that fits a team better than this one and the Spurs. It’s plain, clean, and undeniably good. Anyone who hates the Spurs knows the only reason is they aren’t their team.

 

 

 

Toronto Raptors

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Frankly, this is an ugly jersey. But, it’s the best ugly jersey there is.

 

 

 

 

Utah Jazz

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Easily the best Jazz logo is paired with a very unique colorway. In my book, those two usually add up to be a good combo.

 

 

 

Washington Wizards

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Okay, I lied. Two sleeved jerseys made the list. This one has a lot going on with the bold, wrap around stripes, but I think it works well as an alternate.

 

 

 

Ryne Baerlocher