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Old Jan 8, 2013, 10:35 AM   #4626
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This is a call center job that you work from home. It isn't too difficult, except that you have to be nice to people and use a meaningful "empathetic" statement without sound fake. Mobility for career options?? Not sure only been doing this for 4 months. The employee discount is great, but its only every 3 years lol.
Is it one of each product every 3 years? I mean can I get an Macbook Air and iPad mini now? What is the discount and what will my Healthcare options be and how much? Training start in a few weeks for me, but I'm really interested in the above. Thanks.
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 08:38 PM   #4627
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 10:28 PM   #4628
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Uh - not sure about costs yet, but there are most definitely benefits. (401k health vision dental)

Not aware of any "three year" discount, but there is an employee discount available.

It's unlikely anyone will be willing to discuss the details here on the forum, Naboh. (NDA)
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 01:42 AM   #4629
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Here's the discount info.


http://9to5mac.com/2012/06/20/apple-...count-program/
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 04:56 AM   #4630
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I am in an upcoming training class, but I can relate to those who are frustrated with this type of work. Highly trained technical people usually aren't content with a customer service job. That is what this is.

I worked at home for a cable/internet/phone company. The training was fast, brief and skimming. You had to be able to make it work for you. I did. I'm good at researching and figuring things out on my own, so I did well. The difference is the job paid 45% percent less than this and had NO benefits. None. If you go into this job content that it's a customer service position, you'll probably do alright.

As for difficult/stupid people, they are ALL over. I had a lady take a swing at me when I worked in bookkeeping at a bank because she was overdrawn and we'd charged her fees. 0.o I had a lady yelling at me about her Internet not working, and when I finally calmed her down to analyze the problem - her computer was turned off. Yup. Seriously. It's just all part of being a CSR.

For those who are discontent, I hope something turns up for you to truly utilize the skills you have. I am sure it's frustrating for you.
You pretty much hit the nail on the head. I recently took my first sick day after being on the job 4 months.. not because I was that ill but because I had to get away from the d**n phone for a couple of days. The job frustrates me to no end and I don't know how much longer I'll stick with it if I can't switch to CPU or one of the more tech oriented groups in the near future.

A couple of things... yes it is a CSR job but if you're not technically inclined you're gonna have a bad time. We have a few really good CSR people on our team but their csats are in the tank because they're just not that good at problem solving, they're just good on the phone.

The job is not for everyone. At the beginning of training we had almost 30 people, we're down to less than 20 still on the phones. Seems we lost a few after the big Xmas checks went out.... and here I thought I'd be one of the first to bail on this job.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 08:00 AM   #4631
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A couple of things... yes it is a CSR job but if you're not technically inclined you're gonna have a bad time. We have a few really good CSR people on our team but their csats are in the tank because they're just not that good at problem solving, they're just good on the phone.
I totally understand. While it wasn't as in depth as I'm sure this job will be (I'm in CPU), when I did tech support for internet/phone I didn't have to struggle with the technical side of things like others did. These types of jobs are definitely hybrids between customer service and tech support. I do feel fortunate that I'm starting in CPU over iOS.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 09:18 AM   #4632
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They stopped that discount and there are zero benefits.
Thanks Guys,
And I use that terms for all genders.
Just trying to do a budget for the new year.

Yea, I guess it is inappropriate for this venue.

Do you think if I call HR I could get the info rather than wait for training.

What the hell, I will.

Thanks again.

Called, no go, for perfectly reasonable reasons.

What happens if I open the envelope that comes with the iMac BEFORE the training starts?????

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Old Jan 9, 2013, 12:33 PM   #4633
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What happens if I open the envelope that comes with the iMac BEFORE the training starts?????
I was wondering the same thing. The odds of that box sitting there and waiting to be installed on the first day of training for me are about 50/1. I like getting myself organized and taking my time to get my space figured out. If I do setup early, I won't connect power/internet until the morning I'm supposed to.

Unless there's a hidden camera in the folder/box?
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 02:06 PM   #4634
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I totally understand. While it wasn't as in depth as I'm sure this job will be (I'm in CPU), when I did tech support for internet/phone I didn't have to struggle with the technical side of things like others did. These types of jobs are definitely hybrids between customer service and tech support. I do feel fortunate that I'm starting in CPU over iOS.
To this day I kick myself for applying last July instead August when they started the CPU hiring craze. What's done is done I suppose but if I can't get out of iOS within a month or so I'll bail on this job for sure. I'm still at 100% with csats but I'm beginning to lose my patience with certain types of customers.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:06 AM   #4635
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You pretty much hit the nail on the head. I recently took my first sick day after being on the job 4 months.. not because I was that ill but because I had to get away from the d**n phone for a couple of days. The job frustrates me to no end and I don't know how much longer I'll stick with it if I can't switch to CPU or one of the more tech oriented groups in the near future.

A couple of things... yes it is a CSR job but if you're not technically inclined you're gonna have a bad time. We have a few really good CSR people on our team but their csats are in the tank because they're just not that good at problem solving, they're just good on the phone.

The job is not for everyone. At the beginning of training we had almost 30 people, we're down to less than 20 still on the phones. Seems we lost a few after the big Xmas checks went out.... and here I thought I'd be one of the first to bail on this job.
Nothing like taking a sick day, using sick time you earned, and then getting hit with an incident point! Why the hell give us sick time if we are punished for using it.

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Old Jan 10, 2013, 06:49 AM   #4636
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 08:15 AM   #4637
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Nothing like taking a sick day, using sick time you earned, and then getting hit with an incident point! Why the hell give us sick time if we are punished for using it.
Even though AHA has been around for quite a while there are still some major bugs in the whole system. Part of it is my fault, I've never had to deal with a corporate bureaucracy that's the size of a small country. That being said, there are plenty of communications, software and HR issues that I have no control over.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 08:57 AM   #4638
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So i have my first interview just past noon EST via FaceTime, and I am very nervous about it. Ive seen a handfull of example questions (8 I believe), but does anyone have a more complete list to help me prepare better? I have just over 4 hours to prepare myself and I really don't want to botch it.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:30 AM   #4639
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]Anyone get an offer for a 1/28 class? I have a friend who has been through the HireRight process and has been waiting to hear something.
I was interviewed for a 1/28 CPU, but when the offer came it was an actual start date of 1/21. I could be wrong, but I don't think the 1/28-1/21 job is possible. I do believe there is a March class (maybe Feb) they are hiring for. That's probably the one he/she would be in.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:55 AM   #4640
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Finally the new year is over and the holidays passed. Hopefully the EMEA queue stops calling me!!! Tired of the majority of their accents and disconnects/call quality. Been a great 4/5 months. Customers get very tiring sometimes. Somedays I consider calling in and quitting or just taking a sick day off. Like the money and love the benefits. Looking forward to advancement opportunities and seeing how well things work out with university this semester. Hopefully I maintain my position as one of the top 10 advisors in my area
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 11:18 AM   #4641
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Uh - not sure about costs yet, but there are most definitely benefits. (401k health vision dental)

Not aware of any "three year" discount, but there is an employee discount available.

It's unlikely anyone will be willing to discuss the details here on the forum, Naboh. (NDA)
3 yr discount is still there.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 12:55 AM   #4642
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By the way guys I have reported this thread to Apple as people are giving out what appears to be secret information. I have forwarded to them specific names of forum members guilty of this as well.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 12:58 AM   #4643
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I have a question about the questionairre. I received it today after submitting my application and was just wondering how you guys responded back. Like did you attach a file with the questions answered or did you just answer the questions directly in the email and sent it that way?
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 09:00 AM   #4644
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By the way guys I have reported this thread to Apple as people are giving out what appears to be secret information. I have forwarded to them specific names of forum members guilty of this as well.
Some people...
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 10:23 AM   #4645
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By the way guys I have reported this thread to Apple as people are giving out what appears to be secret information. I have forwarded to them specific names of forum members guilty of this as well.
You're what I call a fapple. So fanatic about apple and their products that you'll bin any sense of reason just to take a dump on a genuine discussion just so you can fap over apple that little bit more.

How many hands did you slap on the latest product release then eh? I imagine you've got a mental tally.

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Old Jan 11, 2013, 07:35 PM   #4646
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 08:16 PM   #4647
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Lol you think apple isn't aware of this site or this forum? Idiot.
And the allegation that "secret information" is being giving out is BS. None of that is happening.

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Old Jan 12, 2013, 10:10 AM   #4648
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By the way guys I have reported this thread to Apple as people are giving out what appears to be secret information. I have forwarded to them specific names of forum members guilty of this as well.
LOL, you really need to take a refresher course in trolling.

"secret information"? Sounds like your working with a decoder ring from a box of Cracker Jacks.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 11:15 AM   #4649
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Everything on this site is public information and is available on the internet.

Employee discount:

http://www.ifoapplestore.com/2012/06...count-program/


http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57457813-37/apple-employees-can-now-score-$500-off-macs-$250-off-ipads/

Troll...

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I was wondering the same thing. The odds of that box sitting there and waiting to be installed on the first day of training for me are about 50/1. I like getting myself organized and taking my time to get my space figured out. If I do setup early, I won't connect power/internet until the morning I'm supposed to.

Unless there's a hidden camera in the folder/box?
Heh.
I opened mine up.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 01:30 PM   #4650
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You're totally sure a phone service using an eMTA modem works? Thanks!
im in the 'ville and using insight for all my internet and phone and been doing the AHA position since november.
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