Behind the Scenes in a Sydney Call Centre
24.07.2007 - 24.07.2007 12 °C
As I arrived at work this morning, instead of my usual "Good morning", I got barraged with "¡Hola!" from all directions. It was a fiesta party. ¡Everyone spent the day dressed up in their best Mexican fiesta outfits, and we decorated the whole call centre Mexican style with signs for each of the teams in Spanish, as well as a real cactus or two!
We spent the day playing games such as pass-the-parcel, piñata, and a game where we had to translate sayings from Spanish into English. The prizes were mostly candy, but some lucky employees were rewarded with little bottles of Mexican Tequila (¡I got three!). We of course took these opportunities to take some embarrassing photos.
Lunch was burritos and nachos with non-alcoholic sangria. It was a great day and we all had lots of fun, even if the customers on the end of the phone line kept asking what all the noise and music was. And as the day came to an end, we were all exhausted and need to take a bit of a siesta to finish off a great day at the office.