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.

AuntieBrenda Sat 08-Jun-13 16:30:50

I didn't like seeing Hayley get upset but I think nev comes across as someone who's trying too hard to be 'down with the kids', like an embarrassing dad. I know the person who does the voice over. She's seen them all - obv- and she said that nev gets a lot worse.

Llareggub Tue 11-Jun-13 21:04:02

I know someone who worked there. I have heard bad, bad things.

QueenOfCats Tue 11-Jun-13 21:04:54

Just watching this now - missed at weeks.

QueenOfCats Tue 11-Jun-13 21:07:14

Love the accent!

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 11-Jun-13 21:12:20

Dwayne's hands are so tiny

morethanpotatoprints Tue 11-Jun-13 21:16:22

My ds2 says he has a lenient supervisor, and no way would this behaviour be accepted. Put on for the cameras and very lax management according to him. He's only 18, first job grin

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 11-Jun-13 21:23:18

Does he work there ?
It's like no call centre I've ever seen in a 16 year career.

Socarrat Tue 11-Jun-13 21:25:34

I'm cringing....the while thing s nauseating....that poor George

Oxen Tue 11-Jun-13 21:29:58

I like it.
It's all very lighthearted and seems fun.
Just a load of mates getting a job done.
Passes the day really.
No real harm done.

I'd date George

morethanpotatoprints Tue 11-Jun-13 21:31:24

No, he doesn't work in that one and has only been there about 6 weeks, that's why I was grin at his comments.
But I'm glad somebody with a long career has verified this. We just laughed at ds2, we're a bit tight really smile

DearPrudence Tue 11-Jun-13 21:33:03

Nev is dreadful, but I can't stop looking at it.

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 11-Jun-13 21:39:41

Poor George

2cats2many Tue 11-Jun-13 22:24:51

God, that was awful. I bet Nev is a total perv to all those women when the camera is turned off. And a dreadful bully too. You can just see it.

And poor George! He was being totally humiliated in front of everyone! Just dreadul. I feel dirty for watching it. I shan't be switching on again.

squoosh Wed 12-Jun-13 20:06:27

Nev is a colossal twat.

I would rather shovel coal in hell than work in that call centre.

mrswimpeydimple Mon 17-Jun-13 11:58:47

Well I'm hooked! Have been recording it and watched it at the weekend. Not entirely sure I'd want to work there mind, but can see the fun for the younger ones.

And I love Nev blush. There's something of the DCI Hunt's about him that gets me grinning <saddo emoticon required> but then maybe I've been single for too long and had the wine goggles on!

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 17-Jun-13 21:11:24

He is a bit DCI Hunt !

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 18-Jun-13 21:31:16

Did anyone see that disciplinary ? I'm horrified.

TheEarlOf Sat 22-Jun-13 23:24:45

Omg am I being really dumb or is it real? I thought it was like the office... That it was a set and actors

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 23-Jun-13 06:11:10

It's real !

MollyBerry Tue 25-Jun-13 21:21:27

I'm just watching this now. What's a 'sub'? Nev was talking about how they spend their wages on tattoos then ask for a sub. Is it just subsidising their tattoos. As in they're just asking for money?!

MollyBerry Tue 25-Jun-13 21:21:52

Plus those muscles on the man is freaky large!

Passthesaltdear Tue 25-Jun-13 21:23:59

Corey is freaking me outgrin stupid stupid stupidshock

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Tue 25-Jun-13 21:25:29

It's not real is it?

I haven't watched it but I saw trailers for it and I simply assumed it was a pisstake 'comedy' show, like that dreadful office thing.

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 25-Jun-13 21:27:08

It is real. I watched 2 episodes and thought it was a spoof too.

How does he not have millions of industrial tribunals?

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Tue 25-Jun-13 21:34:24

No WAY?!

I refuse to believe anyone can actually be that much of a tosspot.

I mean, the clip showed a room full of fools and that boss, well, what an utter prat!

At least tell me he's single. I can't bear to think that someone is actually hooked up with that!

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 25-Jun-13 21:47:22

A sub is asking for money before pay day.
Corey spends all his time on himself and still looks like a salmon ! grin

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