Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Quit my job at Sitel

BGN quit his job at Sitel today.

I was a reservation specialist for Choice Hotels at Sitel for 3 months (that won't look good on my resume xD). The reason I quit was (1) I wasn't very happy there, kinda stressful job...and (2) I was about to be forced out of Choice Hotels and into a new campaign.

Sitel got a contract with Walmart to start a customer support center for their website, so they needed people for this new campaign and started offering jobs to people already working at Sitel about a month or so ago. I wasn't interested in it so I didn't put a application in. Now, just last week I got word that they still needed 3 more people to be in Walmart's campaign and so they would start pulling people out of other campaigns at Sitel (Choice, Starbucks and DirectTV all have customer support campaigns here), regardless if you wanted to stay where you were at or not.

And I got picked.

I did not want to be moved out of Choice Hotels. I was happy (sort of xD) where I was and I really didn't want to be moved. I figured I would be able to to say "Hey, thanks but no thanks," but nope, I didn't have any say in the matter and today when they had me come in and sign a new application letter with HR I told them what I thought about it. So I quit.

I wasn't planning on staying at Sitel for very long but I didn't think I would be leaving this early.

So it looks like we won't be seeing anymore "Sketches made at Work" for a while xD
Below is one of the two last sketches I made at Sitel. I doodled them yesterday actually.

First one is of Jumeiras with my new Werewolf character (Biggens is there on the side of him). This is an idea for a Halloween pic for Ygal. Second one was of Rex being Rex.

Thats all for now.
I'm gonna try to go relax before I have to go back on a job-hunting quest. xD



  1. So I mostly guessed correctly, just didn't know they had a sort of sword of damocles about Valdemart site support job for you. And HR with such a new employee may well have been not too flexible with where else to place you, yes… but might have had some alternative for you other than your resignation if they knew that was your ultimatum.

    But you have crossed the Rubicon. And I've made the very same sort of decision based on even less provocation and assumption myself… and usually, what makes me go is simply a better offer already in hand, signed, sealed, and delivered. So all I have to do is give notice. So the other job has no bargaining chips at all!

    But I've learned late in the game if you put out feelers and actually get these letters on impressive letterhead about interviews - like from Sony and Hewlett-Packard… then it can sweat a smaller company into making an offer… IF you won't interview with the other guys and sign with them first!

    That's how I got my first six-figure salary, at least. But it turned out to be a devil's bargain. A lower paying job at Sony would've been a better choice in comparison. Live and not learn.


  2. Oh an yes, bulge is a good kind of manly underwear or swimsuit or cut-of-your-jib type clothing hang (pun intended) to illustrate. Do carry on… But not with Biggens, he'd have sort of a pillow crotch from all the pubic hair… :-p

  3. Yup.. that's not a way to treat an employee moving them into something they didn't wanna do when there are others who likely would have just said yes with a meh.

    And bulges? win! underwear, SPANDEX *drools*, rubber.. you name it. hehe. But anyway I wish you the best in searching for another job. At least you won't haveta deal with wal-mart. :D

  4. Ain't call centers hell?

  5. So you got a job and quit because you were given a challenging new task.
    not very motivational...

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