Anyone watching the Call Centre on BBC3 now??

(51 Posts)
Callofthefishwife Tue 04-Jun-13 21:10:04

Am shock not sure what to make of it??

That poor girl having it publicised by her boss around the entire office (and TV) that she has been dumped.

God, it's awful, isn't it. Those poor kids working there. Really feel for them.

Callofthefishwife Tue 04-Jun-13 21:27:01

Does Nev not have a life out of the office??

Speed dating for his staff????

I am just speechless. Mind you it had to be like this because lets face it -most call centres are not the usual hive of much excitement.

Nerfmother Tue 04-Jun-13 21:29:53

He's like some horrible weirdo they will all regret loving when they are older.

Callofthefishwife Tue 04-Jun-13 21:33:31

Can you imagine your boss match making for you.

He seems to have a creepy and unhealthy interest in their love lives!!!

Nerfmother Tue 04-Jun-13 21:35:01

Sexual harassment case. [old fogey]

haggisandneeps Tue 04-Jun-13 21:50:06

This guy is making my blood boil. He seems to be taking total advantage of younger folk that won't/can't stand up for themselves.

Callofthefishwife Tue 04-Jun-13 21:54:29

Grim!!! The date after talk with the bosss.

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 04-Jun-13 21:57:14

I run a call centre. I'm dying at this.

Picoo Tue 04-Jun-13 22:00:08

I loved listening to those lovely Welsh accents, otherwise a very odd programme.

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 04-Jun-13 22:09:43

Dwayne has tiny hands

ggirl Tue 04-Jun-13 22:15:23

Nev was David Brent but worse!
How odd to be so involved in the staff's love life and they totally accept it!!
Parading the interviewees ...jesus ! Bet he only paradeed the male one cos the producers made him to even up the blatant sexism.

LoveBeingUpAt4InTheMorning Tue 04-Jun-13 22:16:35

Can't wait to see this sounds like its bang on to me

HighInterestRat Tue 04-Jun-13 22:16:53

I thought it was a spoof. It's real?! shock

SkivingAgain Tue 04-Jun-13 22:17:02

I'm speechless and I've set the planner to record it again next week I couldn't work like that and i guess they have a high turnover of staff. I thought they were cruel to Hayley hiding the tea bags though and not giving up till they'd upset her.

HighInterestRat Tue 04-Jun-13 22:17:34

It can't be real surely?!

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 04-Jun-13 22:20:05

It's 100% real

PipkinsPal Tue 04-Jun-13 22:33:21

I admire a man who is aware of his shortcomings and when Nev called himself an arsehole he was talking the truth. I worked in admin there years ago when the call centre was in it's infancy. I resigned, didn't like the office politics and the way he behaved back then. I notice he still adopts the same interview technique. "You want a job? You can have a job". I would use other descriptive words but afraid I will be arrested for slander. Or is slander different from the truth? He says he wouldn't work anywhere where he was not happy. I wasn't happy because of Nev and his cronies but hey, I love the job I'm in now.

Callofthefishwife Tue 04-Jun-13 22:34:23

ggirl David Brent but worse - yes I agree totally and shockingly - REALshock

Its carcrash TV - Next week my aim is to watch it with my jaw off the floor.

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 04-Jun-13 22:41:01

The teabag thing was horrible. That manager is an arsehole.

SoggySummer Wed 05-Jun-13 15:38:22

That teabag thing was a bit shit. I reckon they only said it could be construed as bullying because they were filming.

Alot of fuzzy lines there between authority. Wonder how shit it really gets when you are in favour.

rumbelina Thu 06-Jun-13 06:16:32

ggirl I thought exactly the same when he did it to the man too. No one was responding which I took to mean it was not a normal occurrence.

ClaraOswald Thu 06-Jun-13 06:33:58

My husband works with sometime who worked there for.six weeks last year. He recognised no one. DH works on another call centre on the same estate and he says it's totally different feel to it.
Nev comes across a a complete tool.

HollaAtMeBaby Sat 08-Jun-13 16:18:19

Feel like everyone's watching a different programme to me! I think Nev's brilliant: successful self made businessman providing hundreds of jobs in an area with 10% unemployment and going out of his way to make a famously miserable working environment enjoyable and fun. Only in Britain would that be criticised hmm

PipkinsPal Sat 08-Jun-13 16:24:14

He may be successful, and providing jobs but brilliant, no. He's an arse. A sexist, bullying, politically incorrect, racist arse.

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