@MaidMarian: Looking for jobs is horrible and just massively depressing.
Here’s a fun phone call that I got today:
guy: I need someone on the counter.
me: [transfers, pages for a call out there; no one answers, call bounces back, I transfer it back out there and page again; no one answers, I transfer the call to T]
T: [answers, puts guy on R’s line] Guy wants R at the counter. [walks away to go help someone]
me: wtf he didn’t say that!!!! [R doesn’t pick up–shocker–I pick it up] It doesn’t look like R can pick up right now, did you want his voicemail?
me: [repeats self]
guy: Oh…I just need someone at the counter
me: [OH WTF] It doesn’t look like anyone at the counter can pick up right now.
me: No one at the counter is available right now.
guy: What about T?
me: [OH WTF YOU JUST FCKING TALKED TO HIM!!!!!] He is with a customer right now.
me: He is with a customer right now.
guy: Well I need a price on x.
me: Okay, that’s going to be M’s department, and he is currently with a customer.
me: M is the one you need to speak with, and he is with a customer right now. I can put you in his voicemail and he can give you a call back.
guy: [whiny] But I need a price on x. What about T?
me: [stab stab stab] X is M’s department. T is with a customer.
guy: [whine whine whine]