Nov 19 2010

Stock photos of customer service operators!

Published by at 3:33 am under Jerks

customer service stock photo women

I don’t care what you REALLY look like because I’m masturbating to the stock photo of “you” on your company’s website the entire time you are  giving me the run-around on the phone. Consider it your punishment, or consider it my gift to you. Either way, it’s happening. Take THAT Comcast!

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11 comments to “Stock photos of customer service operators!”

  1. kenon 19 Nov 2010 at 4:40 am

    I’ll re-post what I posted about massage stock photography in June:

    “I’m with you on pretty much ANY stock photography. I want to start an affordable ‘custom stock’ photo shop where we take the shots you need at a decent price that doesn’t look like the staged, so obviously stock photos. I genuinely like most of the features on Yahoo’s front page but the stock photos ruin it most of the time. Let’s get on that, Listy!”

  2. 8bitheroon 19 Nov 2010 at 6:23 am

    Why aren’t any of them Indian?

    And that isn’t stereotyping.

    Call any customer service right now. I dare you.

    BAM!

    Indian.

  3. kenon 19 Nov 2010 at 6:50 am

    You are right 8bit. That’s why I loved the Simpsons early on, they made the convenience store owner Indian 20 years ago, before that sort of thing was common in popular culture. They weren’t afraid to say, “a lot of convenience store owners are Indian, deal with it”. And Apu is a great three-dimensional character.

  4. Paul from Saint Paulon 19 Nov 2010 at 7:23 am

    In contrast, I usually get customer service reps who sound like obese women from Georgia. I get the Georgia part from the accent. The obese part is stereotyping people from the South. I would like these plus-size Southern big-belles added to the collection.

  5. Diss Contenton 19 Nov 2010 at 10:20 am

    When did customer support become a feature?

    Don’t get me wrong, I can appreciate photos of young women with anything bulbous poised less than an inch from their mouth as much as the next guy. What exactly do these images represent?

    Well whatever it is, it is a piece of shit if it takes legions of ‘offshore’ employees talking 24/7 to the satisfied customers who bought this thing from some three digit cable channel at 2 AM.

    How could an organization be so poor that they couldn’t throw down and take a picture of their customer service representative with an iPhone?

  6. Tommyon 19 Nov 2010 at 10:26 am

    i’d totally bang them…sorry i didn’t see you when i was in chicago last week

  7. Sarah in Minneapolis; a tributeon 19 Nov 2010 at 11:52 am

    Ugh. You reminded me of years ago, when I worked for a salon as a receptionist. We had a regular caller who was clearly whacking it while he set up an “appointment” for his “wife”. He would keep whoever picked up on the phone by making a bizzar request like “is it possble for me to arrange to have the stylist chop off all my wife’s hair without telling her when she comes in? She wants to do it but is too scared so just don’t tell her…”

  8. Paul in Saint Paulon 19 Nov 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Sarah’s comment begs the question: Why isn’t phone sex being outsourced? Germans could cut down on their sex holidays in developing nations by simply dialing up or skyping people with no other viable survival options.

    Sarah, don’t you wish you’d recorded all those skeezy conversations. I’d gift them as cd’s for the holidays. Listy would be first on the list. He already has a vinyl record of extreme dirty talk – from the seventies!

  9. Diss Contenton 20 Nov 2010 at 2:29 am

    Paul in St Paul, makes an excellent point about Sarah recording her previous encounters with certifiable pervs. At least try to capitalize on their wanton ignorance if they can’t appreciate the wealth of knowledge Sarah represents. Clearly she is a woman of superior intellect who should be cherished and adored rather than abused for some prurient purposes on the telephone.

    Perhaps Sarah would enlighten everyone with her view of the Smoot-Hawley act of 1930. Just type it slow, real slow…. until you get near the ratification then faster…. you must type faster and FASTER… when you get to congressional passage and…. ah …. jjk cvbrr Brjhhdllssa;;;;;dlddllll…………

  10. Ericaon 20 Nov 2010 at 2:32 am

    This just reminds me of the Beavis and Butthead episode where they call the phone sex line…on the other end is a hideous obese lady with a few kids running around and her ugly husband on the shit couch next to her as she “sex talks”. The best part is that they never hang up the phone and she just puts the phone in her fat fold for like 12 hours which ends up costing them about $2000 for the call! Hilarious.

  11. Hildaon 18 Sep 2014 at 3:19 am

    I hate those stock photos!!!There is one in particular which has been passed around more than the average Stepford jerk sandwich. I have seen her advertising sunglasses at Rite Aid, on AARP adverts for auto insurance, on Help Wanted websites looking for the cerebellum-dead to service their phone call centers.The point is do they sell more of whatever it is because she looks the most generic out of a million other toothy, streaked blonde androids??
    You gotta love the sheer number of simpletons out there who take the bait.