Working customer service with kids

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  • #1848
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    Centra
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    I would love to apply for some of the customer service jobs I’ve seen, but they always say you have to have a quiet work environment. For anyone who works customer service from home and has kids, how do you manage that?

  • #1850
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    Penelope
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    You schedule shifts before they get up or after they go to bed. Most of those companies are really, really, strict about having a quiet work environment so keep that in mind before you apply because some of them will blacklist you in the industry.

  • #2832
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    Mellisant
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    I can’t see this being an easy work at home job. My kids would be up at 6:00 a.m. and in bed by 8:00 p.m. so that would mean staying up pretty late or getting up really early. You’d have to be the type to be really chatty in the early morning or evening.

  • #2960
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    Berrybear
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    I’ve been wondering how to work this out myself. I have a ten month old daughter and I’ve been applying for customer service positions for about a week now. Hopefully I’ll be able to work it out if I’m offered a position!

  • #3036
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    Tessa
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    I haven’t done this personally but had to chime in because my roommate used to do this when her son was very small and she had a few strategies. One was to always have a way to occupy her son during her shifts, whether that was TV, a nap, or even a play date. She also used her mute setting a lot to be safe, and had a special system with her son (when mommy is in this room, these are the rules and rewards). It isn’t easy but it can work!

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