I hope the 0.
99 I put into Lisa Lim s virtual pocket is used for writing lessons If not, I want it back.
Lim s plot, full of holes, should have been marked for 20 somethings only because only those of her generation are privy to the huge percentage of slang she uses in and out of dialog The vocabulary otherwise was non creative How can one know when one furrows their own brow And here s my personal beef, as if Lim s atrocious writing wasn t enough Where IS her editor my husband asked At the very end, where she Maddy there is hardly any fiction in this fiction climbs onto her unsteady soapbox and begins spewing of the EVIL that lies within the call center environment, it hit a nerve Call center environments are not EVIL And over, the Sales aspect that Lim Maddy so resents is also not evil Poor Maddy doesn t want to sell, sell, sell but that s just part of the call center Finally, it s over But only after the unnecessary wrap up chapter.
This book was the epitome of telling rather than showing It s rare for me to give a book one star, but the writing was that bad It was like the author went let me throw in as many pop culture references as possible, and then spent the next two paragraphs explaining the jokes and remarks She even had a scene on Michigan Ave at Thanksgiving that failed to evoke any emotion Chicago is an amazing city and after they light Michigan Ave, the area is so vibrant We were told there were lights but weren t put into the scene at all.
It could have started with Dear Diary, because it was like reading someone s enhanced journal entries you know, when the bones of the incident are the same but the
Heaven help me this book was awful, I m officially calling it quits 22% into it Any book that gives the quote I farted I tooted I got electro toot ted deserves to be shelfed å Confessions of a Call Center Gal ☆ Author Lisa Lim has hit it out of the park with a slice of life novel of the entertaining and some times oh so relatable life working in a service related job Madison Lee, Maddy has problems finding work and finally finds a place where she and her friend can go and get training in working for Lightning Speed in the call center to assist customers with problems with their Internet They soon find at the end of their training for the position that they must not only assist the clients, they must also try to sell products to every single person they speak too Not quite what they had planned, selling other services to those calling in, irate already because their computers aren t working the way they feel they should Some times helping customers that don t Maddy is a recent college graduate and having trouble finding a job So, she heads to rural hey it seems rural to me at least of Idaho to visit her best friend from College During her visit Maddy and Kars end up each landing jobs at the Lightning Speed call center and Maddy is staying The book is written from Maddy s view and follows her through training and onto the phone We learn about the friends that Maddy makes of the coworkers around her and gives us a little insight into the callers that Maddy gets to help As she grows as a call receiver at a call center and the stigma that goes with that in her personal life Then there is Mika her friend at the call center, but maybe there could beI was asked to review this book by the author and little di I am one of those people who has been bemoaning the fact that good chick lit is almost gone Fortunately, I do, on occasion, come across a book that I somehow missed in my quests for all things chick lit and Confessions of a Call Center Gal is certainly one of those books Firstly, although I have never worked in a call center, I have always wondered what it must be like In my role as a Human Resource Manager, I have had to hire several people during my career, but I have always shied away from positions where I would have to deal with call center hirings and, after reading this book, I will definitely be staying away The author does a wonderful job of showing us the real reality behind working in this type of environment and she does it with honesty and humour I found myself laughing out loud at some of the dialogue and actually went back to reread a few passages that I thought were v Wow I loved every single freaking thing about this book I could relate to Maddy like she was an older me, someone who loves Zac Efron because trust me, I LOVE Zac Efron and a night in watching reality tv And Bridget Jones being one of my favorite movies, I fell in love with Maddy s Bridget esque personality, never being able to get things to go exactly her way There were parts where I would find myself laughing out loud and other times cheering Maddy on in her trials as a call center gal This book is full of hilarious moments in the everyday life at a call center The workers at the call center are all crazy and lovable in their own way, from a hunky Belgian to a Vietnamese gay best friend What I also loved was how nothing ended up happening perfectly Maddy goes through trials and things take time to happen, just like real life I just wante