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(Onion AV Club)   A "call-center thriller" remake. How can they say Hollywood is out of ideas?   (avclub.com) divider line
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581 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 14 Sep 2021 at 12:16 PM (5 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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5 days ago  
Is this a cat and mouse thriller against Rachel from Card Services?
 
5 days ago  
The caller gets bounced around from department to department, Get's hung up on frequently, has to call back multiple times, gets so frustrated that they kill themselves and that's the Call Center's customer service Death Dial?
* goes to read article *
 
5 days ago  
Calling shenanigans.  If he's a cop that's been reassigned to the new department while awaiting judgement on a transgression, he sure has a lousy police union.  Bureaucracies just don't work that way.  The assistant DA doesn't get reassigned to dogcatcher because he messed up.  Receptionists don't get reassigned into field work because of a temporary need, say like extra manpower needed for a demonstration.  There are budgets, training and several other procedures that have to be followed and maintained.  A "city worker" isn't just interchangeable with any other "city worker".
 
5 days ago  
Vikings is better.
 
5 days ago  

Pinner: The caller gets bounced around from department to department, Get's hung up on frequently, has to call back multiple times, gets so frustrated that they kill themselves and that's the Call Center's customer service Death Dial?
* goes to read article *


*calls back, selects option for other language, gets put right through.  When operator answers, caller says he must have misdialed.  Since he's here, maybe operator can help him...*
 
5 days ago  
Seems more like a Bollywood type of project
 
5 days ago  
Jake G is one of my favorite actors so I will watch it or really anything with him in it from Bubble Boy to Nightcrawler.
 
5 days ago  

Trik: Vikings is better.


*still waiting for a certain chicken nugger to chime in*
 
5 days ago  

Billy Liar: Calling shenanigans.  If he's a cop that's been reassigned to the new department while awaiting judgement on a transgression, he sure has a lousy police union.  Bureaucracies just don't work that way.  The assistant DA doesn't get reassigned to dogcatcher because he messed up.  Receptionists don't get reassigned into field work because of a temporary need, say like extra manpower needed for a demonstration.  There are budgets, training and several other procedures that have to be followed and maintained.  A "city worker" isn't just interchangeable with any other "city worker".


I think in some cities 911 is manned, in part or in whole, by sworn police officers.  If he was sent to "desk duty" in such a city, that could be where they sent him (as opposed to the property room or something).
 
5 days ago  
I think you could write a book/podcast based on actual Call Center calls, some more interesting than others.

A few I took as an escalated call back in the '90s; off the top of my head I could list a half dozen under each category without trying hard:

The odd late night calls:
Man wanted his scanner replaced but wouldn't troubleshoot, I finally convinced him to tell me why: He lost one of the rubber feet off the scanner and his pet snake crawled in and wouldn't come out; he wanted to break the glass top.  I told him to turn it off so it wouldn't stay warm and it would come out when it was hungry... did 3d later.

The bonehead customer:
(multiple times) I'm angry because the #$(&*# PC won't stop beeping; even unplugged.  PC was under a smoke alarm w low battery.

The mentally ill customer:
The little man that lives in the monitor keeps looking at him, even when the PC is shutdown.  He thought it was something his neighbor was doing to him:; he'd called the authorities multiple times and now they ignored him. I asked him to move the desk and PC to the opposite wall, away from the neighbor, then asked if he had his PC plugged into a power strip with a surge protector (he did). I told him if he flipped the power strip on/off switch the little man couldn't get to the monitor.... he tried it, and burst into tears thanking me as it was the first peace he'd had in months. (A guess but I think he was seeing his reflection in the dark monitor from the sun shining through the window... disappeared now it was on the other side of the room).

The customer looking for emotional/human connection:
Gentleman wanted me to stay on the line while he slicked his system back to factory default; a simple, but lengthy process.  Turns out he called on the one year anniversary of his wife's death:  Some asshat had walked into a KFC (iirc) with a shotgun and opened fire; his wife was one of the victims. I verbally held his hand for over an hour.

Cool customer calls:
The Israeli who was in their first special forces team allowed to train with the SEALS. He was like the template for the character Steven Segal portrayed. Even had an 'incident' with the Russian mob in Israel stories lol.
 
5 days ago  
They're running from someone, on hold with a phone to their ear the whole time, and any ground they make against their pursuer is lost every 10 minutes when a new CS Rep breaks in to ask them the same questions Before transferring them to a different department!

"There are Six callers ahead of you!"  Blam!!!
 
5 days ago  
Or I suppose you could do a racy sitcom for a call center in any college town, with cute young 20-somethings that spend their off hours farking each other.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

snoopy2zero: Jake G is one of my favorite actors so I will watch it or really anything with him in it from Bubble Boy to Nightcrawler.


Nightcrawler blew my mind. He was insane in that.
 
5 days ago  

Geotpf: Billy Liar: Calling shenanigans.  If he's a cop that's been reassigned to the new department while awaiting judgement on a transgression, he sure has a lousy police union.  Bureaucracies just don't work that way.  The assistant DA doesn't get reassigned to dogcatcher because he messed up.  Receptionists don't get reassigned into field work because of a temporary need, say like extra manpower needed for a demonstration.  There are budgets, training and several other procedures that have to be followed and maintained.  A "city worker" isn't just interchangeable with any other "city worker".

I think in some cities 911 is manned, in part or in whole, by sworn police officers.  If he was sent to "desk duty" in such a city, that could be where they sent him (as opposed to the property room or something).


Yup and even in cities where they have civilian dispatchers, cops will usually fill in if needed and generally do some training in there as well.
 
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