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How do you handle stress at work, especially customer service?

I work in a customer service job and there's a lot of stress, especially lately. Does anyone have suggestions how to handle the stress in customer service to keep from losing it

Asked By: Zat - 5/9/2009
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I used to work in a customer service position in a complaint center, 10 hour days and it can be extremely stressful. I eventually had to quit because I just couldn't take it anymore. You have to learn not to take it personally when someone on the line is very rude and insulting to you. You have to let each call go... More
Answered By: emmiegsmom - 5/9/2009
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well try medicinal herb....or an inversion table or just exercise
Answered By: danny r - 5/9/2009
 
take more breaks????????
Answered By: firefly - 5/9/2009
 
as long as you keep in mind that you are better than those who give you hard times, then you will no longer have hard times. pride and ego baby all the way!
Answered By: Juan S - 5/9/2009
 
did you ever see the stress balls? Ya know the ones that are like foam? I use to use that until someone really p****d me off and I threw it....I hit my own cubicle but scared my co workers. My office was really laid back and stress is VERY common. I also use to take markers and a drawing pad and draw in between calls.
Answered By: REALLY? - 5/9/2009
 
Hi, i understand what its like coz i work in a call centre and have to be nice to ppl all day. When i get some a$$hole call up and be rude to me i'm nice but kinda sarcastic to em....but when they get off the phone i say out loud what i would have liked to say to their face....it makes all my co workers who sit near me... More
Answered By: laulau84 - 5/9/2009
 
I have been in retail since I was 12 years old. I am now 47. I have always found one thing to be true. The job and the long hours and the bosses can be crap,but mostly(about 90% of the time) the customers are the best part. All you need to do is smile and they are great. Oh,there are major jerks out there that are... More
Answered By: sandra c - 5/9/2009
 
You should try meditation after long day at work this might help you with dissolving all the daily stress and start fresh each day. Try free meditations at http://www.clicktomeditate.com
Answered By: H J - 5/9/2009
 
You can use music, meditation, exercise and relaxation as tools to release tension thus reducing stress... More
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Answered By: JumpIn - 5/10/2009
 
ah i feel you, if you have a computer go to http://officeforums.org They have a forum for bitching where you can let your anger out there ;)
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Answered By: Danny - 5/11/2009
 
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