These days single mothers have become desperate looking for ways to pay electric, rent, groceries, etc. A friend told me about a popular morning show with stories of women I related to. For a few days I struggled back and forth regarding the concept of whether I could decider looking at it as putting food on table and its just a job or not.
Once I finally decided its a job and nothing more, I called one of the many numbers on Internet, only to later find out they are all connected in someway. I get a phone call. The voice on the other end is, "Are you at least 18?" I said, yes. "You are hired." Just like that, no more questions.
Seriously, the "training" is one hour on phone with a few other confused girls trying to ask questions about how the system works and getting paid. All you get is you will make so much money and a woman "trying" to teach you how to change your voice.
Then you are given a code and off you go feeling as if you are being fed to wolves. Surprisingly, I made it through the first night but unable to sleep afterwards. My ex loved porn and strip clubs so I thought I had seen and heard it all. I did this for 6 nights. Each night having panic attacks looking at clock a few hours before I was due to "log in".
I contacted one of the many people in charge saying I need a night or two off to get my head straight and get some sleep. They always said no we need you and you are doing great. One time had an operator come on between calls (yes, someone is always listening) in disbelief that I had only been doing this a few nights.
Well, I get a call begging me to help during a daytime shift. I said my son is coming home at X time so I will help but when he gets here I need to hang up. I even tested thus person an hour in advance saying my son was on his way so only Hagee 45 minutes before he bets here.
After that, I get a different operator than normally dealt with telling me how horrible I was and yelling and cursing like crazy. Within seconds my code was taken away and hung up on feeling dirty, humiliated and cried for days. Later I received a call stating there are always others girls to take your place. I think because my "hold time" was so good and they would have to pay me more is what made me lose my code.
I still have trouble sleeping and at one point had horrible thoughts about my judgement in deciding to do this in the first place. PLEASE PLEASE no matter how desperate you feel don't do this to yourself. I even had a guy call one time telling me he was going to kill me and was very descriptive on how he was going to do it because I was such a bad person for doing a job like this. McDonald's is looking pretty good about now. Oh, and I haven't received one dime from this company. I think they think you will be too ashamed to fight and go public to get what is owed to you.
I know I am just one person but I will fight for what I am entitled to and hopefully save someone else from feeling all the horrible painful thoughts I have had in just a week's time. This is the worst mental abuse ever.