Thank you all for 10 years of call taking fun! I have enjoyed almost every day I have been here, and I leave AS4PRT knowing that there is not a better queue in the support center. There is some much we have done together this past decade:
- We have been honest with each other about our failings, and only in the rarest of occasions have complained behind someone back about their poor job performance or web surfing habits.
- We have attended team meetings for which there was obviously no point and turned them into meetings in which we learned something, even if it was where someone went for vacation.
- We have suffered together through Powerpoint presentations for which we knew there was no point, and come out in the end only slightly brain damaged as a group.
- We have steeled ourselves for the onslaught of nonexistent Y2K problems, only to get slammed by what should be simple DST changes.
- We have begrudgingly signed up for Education Classes which were usually either completely mind-bogglingly useless without being there live, impossible to remember due to technical content beyond our comprehension, embarrassingly silly, or simply redundant.
- We have taken vacations for which we felt obligated to tell people we would be available if we were really needed.
- We have eaten food brought in by our coworkers which we should have known was old, should have been thrown away, or had probably been sneezed on during cold season.
- We have endured mistreatment by coworkers in other teams who refused to take calls they knew were theirs.
- We have accepted our developers incompetencies and made apologies for our intrusion into their precious time.
- We have come in when we were sick and spread our diseases to well people.
I am proud to have worked with you all and learned from you all. Every day I have learned something new, though most of it I have since forgotten.
In my time here I have gotten married, bought two cars, bought a home, fathered three children. I own the cars outright, but I still have to pay off the house and the kids. The children get $2.00 a week and I pay the other 98% of my income for child-care and mortgage expenses. That is what I am told is the going rate.
I leave print a happier guy than when I started. That's all I can ask. I love you all. Goodbye.
Thanks for 10 great years,
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