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  Reply # 1900465 14-Nov-2017 07:56
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Seems to me you mean a white pakeha, as compared to a NZ citizen or permanent resident that has immigrated here. I think you will find the helpdesks are full of ethnic variety. As is our population

 

 

A: You really shouldn't use the word Pakeha to describe New Zealand Europeans, even if you don't, many people find it offensive and it could arguably be a FUG violation.

 

B: When I ring a call centre, I don't care what race colour or creed the person on the other end is, so long as they speak clear, mildly accented English and are helpful. NZ based ones are usually better, but I prefer Filipino call centres to Chinese/Indian ones because I find the accents are usually much milder.





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  Reply # 1900470 14-Nov-2017 08:04
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tdgeek:

 

 

 

Seems to me you mean a white pakeha, as compared to a NZ citizen or permanent resident that has immigrated here. I think you will find the helpdesks are full of ethnic variety. As is our population

 

 

A: You really shouldn't use the word Pakeha to describe New Zealand Europeans, even if you don't, many people find it offensive and it could arguably be a FUG violation.

 

B: When I ring a call centre, I don't care what race colour or creed the person on the other end is, so long as they speak clear, mildly accented English and are helpful. NZ based ones are usually better, but I prefer Filipino call centres to Chinese/Indian ones because I find the accents are usually much milder.

 

 

Fair call. I used pakeha, as the poster seemed to me, to imply he wants a "kiwi" born and bred CSR, not a "foreignor"  Which I find offensive. I find some Indians talk fast and that's difficult, however, my first want is skill, I can live with accents, as long as I get skill.  


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  Reply # 1900487 14-Nov-2017 08:46
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Fair call. I used pakeha, as the poster seemed to me, to imply he wants a "kiwi" born and bred CSR, not a "foreignor"  Which I find offensive. I find some Indians talk fast and that's difficult, however, my first want is skill, I can live with accents, as long as I get skill.  

 

 

Just to play Devil's Advocate, it's been a bloody long time since "kiwi born and bred" implied "white" :-P 





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  Reply # 1900493 14-Nov-2017 09:02
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tdgeek:

 

Fair call. I used pakeha, as the poster seemed to me, to imply he wants a "kiwi" born and bred CSR, not a "foreignor"  Which I find offensive. I find some Indians talk fast and that's difficult, however, my first want is skill, I can live with accents, as long as I get skill.  

 

 

Just to play Devil's Advocate, it's been a bloody long time since "kiwi born and bred" implied "white" :-P 

 

 

:-) I fully agree. I was just trying to say something non racist to describe the posters description of what I saw as meaning kiwi born and bred 


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  Reply # 1900507 14-Nov-2017 09:42
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Just to clarify, will tech enquiries be dealt with by phone as opposed to emails for account enquiries?




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  Reply # 1900524 14-Nov-2017 10:23
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Just to clarify, will tech enquiries be dealt with by phone as opposed to emails for account enquiries?

 

 

Correct - any general/account queries will be taken only via email from December 4. Technical issues, however, will continue to be taken over the phone or via email (which the team will still get to really quickly so it's a great option if it isn't urgent).


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  Reply # 1900530 14-Nov-2017 10:41
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regardless of race, age, creed.... the staff of such call centres need empowering and inspiring leadership. 

 

If you dont have a great leader/coach/mentor who cant manage up just as good as they can manage down....then everything will fail. 

 

 

 

Edit, this is the reason why we all cringe when we get bounced knowing full well the said companies left hand isnt speaking properly to their right hand and in turn not speaking to the other hands doing the fire fighting on the public front. 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1900582 14-Nov-2017 11:41
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Thanks, Cam, for the clarification - and all the great help you have been in the past!


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