6 call centre secrets agents will never admit to

Call centre secrets agents will never admit

Are you guilty of these call centre secrets?

Working in a contact centre can certainly be challenging on occasions so perhaps you may know someone guilty of a few little call centre secrets they’ve used to help them get through the day?

From annoying customers, colleagues and managers it doesn’t take much sometimes to make sure day take a turn for the worse.

So what do you do when that happens?

The logical answer is to take a break, go for a walk, take a big breath, practice some yoga or squeeze the hell out of a stress ball.

But who can be logical all the time…

We pulled together 6 call centre secrets that call centre agents may be guilty of on the odd occasion.

Allegedly.

 6 call centre secrets agents will never admit to: 

1. You’ve purposely hung up on someone and pretended it was an accident

And if you are really good, you’ll do it mid-sentence so it appears like a technical fault… Oh and just in case you were seriously thinking about it, don’t – the system does actually record who disconnects the call 🙂

one of our call centre secrets is 'pretending' to accidently hang up on a customer

 

2. You’ve left someone on hold for a really really long time hoping they would hang up

I’ve got all the time in the world bitch.

Another one of our call centre secrets is leaving a customer on hold until they hang up!

3. You’ve deliberately given customers wrong information because they were rude to you

Screw the consequences, I’ll teach them for giving me a hard time.

Even Morgan Freeman appears in our call centre secrets list when you don't give a shit about the consequences

4. You project confidence even though you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about

Like seriously, sometimes I literally have no clue whatsoever.

one of the most common call centre agent secrets

5. You’ve put a customer on hold just so you can eat some food

My stomach waits for no one. Especially when I was already halfway through munching on my food when I had to answer the call.

buddy-eating

6. You’ve ‘escalated’ a call to your buddy sitting right next to you

Let’s face is as long as the customer thinks they are talking to a ‘manager’ it seems to make them so much happier even though they will be told exactly the same thing!

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What other little tricks have you seen your ‘colleagues’ get up to? Let us know in the comments.

Recommended further reading: 10 Signs you’ve been working in a call centre too long

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Justin Tippett
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I'm the founder of CX Group Australia and one of the leading authorities on Contact Centres and Customer Experience in Australia. I help businesses to deliver and optimise their customer experience to deliver measurable business outcomes and was named as one of the Top 25 CX Influencers for 2019.


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