Yoga-Phone Madness

What's all the talk on dharma, relationships and how to get along in life if we can't put it to the test? Without going mad? Without getting just a bit p*&%* d off?

Ah-aaa! That's when the real test comes.

As background, I have been dealing with Bell over many issues that are now 7 months old. To date, I have been called "Cindy", have 5 ticket numbers for services that went AWOL and a guy named Marshall asking, "You having trouble with your line?"

Let me count the problems:
1. fax line, there is no fax;
2. no signal/line;
3. competing line;
4. busy signal;
5. cut line;
6. no voice-mail;
7. ?

Progress is extremely slow.

Explaining the issues (again)

PS: They better not ask if they can take a survey.


Puneet said...

I can empathize with you. Have had similar issues with their horrendous "customer service". Check this link on how to escalate the complaint, I did exactly that and sorted out most of my issues... I wrote a lengthy note to James Myers and got a call from the executive office..


Heather said...

They should rename customer service to "customer no-service."
Thanks for the link.

A student of mine made an 'executive complaint' for me as she works for Bell so this might help.

In the end, I'd just like to have a phone that works:-)

Heather said...

And, by the way, Puneet, I did get a call about completing a customer survey!

I hung up.

sheldon said...

Oh my, Heather. I think that Marshall is moonlighting between his 2 customer service jobs @ Bell & British Airways! :-)

Heather said...

Well, I don't know, Sheldon. Maybe all consumer service people's names begin with an 'M'. I am looking forward to my executive time to complain about the service and will let you know if their name is Marshall!

According to buddhist school of thoughts on this it is all good stuff for the path.

Nothing ever goes well or as planned even when you pay!

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