Courage isn’t an attribute of not having fear, as many believe. Only a fool has no fear. Courage is the ability of overcoming fear of doing it, even though you are afraid; that quality is one of the greatest differentiators between the successful and the fearful.
As an employee of this industry, agents, managers, team leads, directors, COO’s, and sometimes CEO’s fail at some point or another. However, what makes a winner is someone who can turn failure into a success.
In this job, you experience everything - customers hurling invectives at you during a call; some rare occasions when they share their most hilarious stories; getting harassed by difficult managers; and happy situations as you remember that life as an inbound or outbound call center agent opens up limitless opportunities. Keep in mind that these situations, whether it is good or bad, separates winners from losers.
The failure to speak with a person on the telephone is considered the most annoying customer-service issue in the United States today. This is based on this year’s nationwide survey made by Consumer Reports to find out which customer-service problems irk American consumers the most.