Customer Service - Temporary Work from Home Opportunity

I must admit that I have posted this to at least 2 or 3 other lj-communities. I hope that is not a problem. I am not affiliated with 1-800-Flowers in any way. I do not work for them and I am not even going to apply for the position which I am listing.

The link below will take you to the same information I have posted below it. Once there you will be able to screen for the job.


Customer Service - Temporary Work from Home Opportunity


1-800-FLOWERS.COM's customer contact center, recent winner of the global call center of the year award, is currently recruiting agents for its Work from Home Customer Service team. This team provides professional, courteous, responsive and accurate service to our customers from the comfort and convenience of their home office. The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM’s customer contact center handles sales and service calls for several brands including, Cheryl & Company, purveyor of Gourmet Cookies, The Popcorn Factory, Fannie May Chocolates and, of course, floral leader 1-800-FLOWERS.COM.

Sales and Service Specialists serve as the first contact customers have with the company and will be responsible for the effective and efficient handling of customer needs. The Sales and Service Specialists will be completing transactions in real time, working simultaneously with multiple software applications; consistently following up on promises and commitments on a timely basis; appropriately identifying and escalating unresolved issues.


Successful candidates will meet the following qualifications:

* Must be a resident and live in the following states Delaware, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Virginia
* Highly PC literate and have their own PC with a reliable high-speed Internet connection
* Ability to type 35 words per minute is essential
* Prior call center experience strongly preferred
* Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED to apply
* Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Fundamental math skills required
* Strong sales skills
* Highly motivated and Dependable

Scheduling Requirement

The nature of the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM workload is dependent upon the number of customers that are placing orders. We are seeking individuals who are able to work flexible Full Time schedules.

Rate of Pay

We offer a competitive hourly rate plus a generous bonus paid at the end of the temporary assignment.

Criteria to meet the bonus

* Successfully complete training and maintain employment through the holiday period
* Adhere to the schedule provided during the holiday period
* If assigned to taking Sales calls you will be responsible for adherence to the schedule and maintaining the sales targets.

Hardware, Software, Workstation Specifications: Minimum Requirements

* Internet Connection: Cable or DSL provider (No Wireless or Satellite)
o Minimum up load speed: 500 kbps
o Minimum down load speed: 1.5 mbps
* Computer Hardware:
o 1.8 GHZ Processor (minimum of a Pentium 4 processor or equivalent processor)
o 1GB of RAM
o Sound card with speakers
o 17" Flat Panel Display recommended (capable of 1280 x 1024), 15" minimum
* Dedicated land line telephone service with a corded telephone with headset capability and no features such as call waiting, forwarding, etc. Must be a corded traditional telephone. No cordless, cellular/wireless, or VoIP (e.g., Optimum Voice, Vonage, AT&T, Call Vantage).
* Computer Software:
o Windows XP or Vista Operating system
o Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2 or better.
o Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word and Excel WinZip, Adobe Acrobat reader. - Free download available on the Web
o Antivirus Software: Valid software with current and updated virus definitions.
o AIM: Free download available at http://www.aim.com
o A personal email account with a professional user name.
* Office Furniture: A sturdy desk and a comfortable sturdy chair at a comfortable height with adequate back support. (5 legged chair highly recommended)
* Battery Backup: UPS/Battery Power Supply including surge
* Your workstation must be in a private, quiet area away from others in your residence and background noise.

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Resources needed

I know this is for the jobless and I have a temp job now that's OK and pays the bills but I need more than it's offering and want to find something else ASAP but thought someone here may have some suggestions since jobsupport seems to be laking any action right now.

I need some resources, online to start with, preferably local in the Seattle area so if I need to go visit, I can that I can talk to for an honest evaluation of my skills and knowledge in an objective manner and how to market them to find a better job in a creative field. Heck, what I really need is a mentor to help me move forward with this. I feel stuck now as it is and need to find a path, based on what my skills are now, perhaps augmented with schooling beginning in January.

Some areas of interest.

interior design
and there are other areas I have done lots of in the past such as drawing house plans and drawing in general.

Strengths are, according to the Gallup Strength Finder test:

Input, prefers a variety of input/tasks, learning new things
ideation: likes ideas, tends to think "outside of the box "often
connectedness: tendency to think that what we do is interconnected in some way
intellection: ruminates on a problem for a good while before coming to a conclusion
adaptability: being able to be adaptable, although in my mind I'm not as adaptable as it sounds.

Feel that something utilizing photography and architecture and/or interior design might be a path but am open to other suggestions though. Something that can have an office aspect to it is fine too or heck, even working in a creative development department might be OK too.

Thanks in advance
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hi .. well i am looking for a job on the net that i can do from home i've tried every thing .. i worked as a travel agent before and i was a very good one and i have many certificates but no use i tried to work as a graphic designer " i know all the programs and i have a good talent .. didn't work either .. i tried to work as a web designer .. ... NA .. learned all the basic programs and tried to look for a job as a virtual assistant .. NA .. lately i learned how to do 3d photo montage .. also didn't work .. the sad thing is that i am a really good hard worker self motivated person and whom ever worked with me loved what i do ..i even usually give more than what people are expecting from me ... i am a fast learner and i can learn any kind of job so quickly .. but no one is willing to give me a shot!!!! i've been looking for the last 2 years now .. .and couldn't make a penny! .. what am i doing wrong .. !!!!
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I need cover letter advice

When applying/submitting a resume online for a job/position should I also include a cover letter? Or is it best to send it by mail? If I do include a cover letter, should I send as an e-mail or as a Word attachment?

Another question- exactly what should I say in the cover letter? I don't have a lot of experience. How should I word it? I certainly don't want to let them know I that I am lacking in experience.

Does anyone know of good sites or books that would show me how to write a good cover letter even though I don't have a lot of experience.
Or does anyone have any suggestions or examples?


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They say no news is good news, but I dont think so in this case. I interviewed for an Office Manager position Tuesday and they were to call me today, and it being 6:15pm and long after business hours, I am assuming that I did not get chosen for the job or they would have called by now. Well, I guess I'll be able to make my doctor's appointment Monday at 1pm without any conflicts.
*heavy sigh*

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I experienced something today I have never heard of: the old "bait and switch" for a job????? Hmmmm. Ok, I answered an ad for an office manager with a local maid service. I communicated several times with the HR manager. I went to their office today and filled out an ap and other paperwork. During the "interview" i was informed that the job I was being considered for was actually a $10/hr C/S Rep job. When I mentioned that I was applying for the office manager position, she said that it was a typo in the classifieds and there was NO office manager position available. Well I naturally was upset and declined to finish the interview, stating that I understood if it was a typo, but then why did her emails to me state "office manager" in the subject line. She stuttered for a moment, and then I said "Oh, I see. You lied tome?".....HA! She didn't say anything to me, she just looked down at her lap and started picking her fingernails. I then said "Can I have my resume back please?" She handed me my resume and I left her office without saying a word. I wasnt mad at all. I felt violated, betrayed, cheated. *sigh* What is wrong with people?

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