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 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 th
I have to say I absolutely adored this book despite putting in crazy hours in work just recently, juggling guests, kids end of school events and trying to fit far too much into a far too short day, I found myself reaching for my Kindle, and this book, even when I could barely keep my eyes open The beauty of and the Kindle, is a chance to read books from authors that may otherwise remain hidden In this case, this author deserves to have her name out there so this and future publications do not get overlooked I loved this book because it was real and relatable So many traditional chick lit books tend to go off on a tangent to a life many of us will never have Bond Street and Fifth Avenue are not a regular part of my routine However, leaving college with a degree in one hand and hopes of that dream job only to find yourself with an ho As soon as I read the synopsis I knew this was going to be a humorous, light hearted read It did not disappoint We first meet Madison, Maddy for short, who is unemployed and looking for a job with her best friend Karsynn They both get jobs working for a call center and that s where the hilarity ensues They soon realize that the call center is like a war zone, full angry customers squawking in their ears and nazi bosses looming over their shoulders The one bright spot of the workday is Mika, a guy who s not only nice but nice to look at Maddy is instantly drawn to him Will she be able to snag her man or will she be doomed to admire him from afarand will she ever escape that darned call center I absolutely adored t å Confessions of a Call Center Gal á 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 even know what a desktop is I ve found so many places in her book where I could absolutely relate with the problems Maddy runs into wit 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