“At the top end, those with higher incomes and a college education are more likely to work freelance or multiple jobs as a way of expanding their scope. This upper-class population often has both a full-time job in addition to one or more part-time jobs, often freelancing. The top motivation for taking on additional work? A second job was actually a hobby that turned into a money-making operation (48%). Not surprisingly, this group is also more likely to feel stretched by their responsibilities.”—
"Thank you for holding, your call will be answered in the order it was received by an incompetent drug-addict whose training consisted of watching funny stuff on YouTube." That’s the substance of this insider confession from a former trainer at Teleperformance USA, one of those outsourced call centers that turns your customer service call into the modern-day version of The Trial. Hear about the restroom sex, drugs sold on-site, and employees getting away with writing down and running off with customer’s credit card numbers”
Got the word from a lifehacker article that DreamHost was practically giving away hosting. 95% off a 2 year hosting agreement plus a free domain (one year) which works out to $10.47.
After about 20 minutes of frustration, I emailed sales about the site being down.
Ten minutes later, I some how got through but ended up paying $21.48 (still not too bad).
Then a rep from DreamHost emailed me back:
On Sat, 03 Jan 2009, you wrote:
> I wanted to sign up for the 95% discount on a 2 years hosting package but once I clicked on the “sign up now” button I received this message: > > > When will the panel be available? The deadline is today.
Unfortunately, the original 202 promo code was crashing our site, so earlier today we had to set it to mirror our new promo code we advertise on our site, which we are still having problems with coupled with the amount of traffic it is generating still. I spoke with a supervisor and seeing as our site is timing out I will gladly give you the extra credit the original 202 promo code gave, so I suggest waiting a day before trying to sign-up when all the commotion has died down from todays explosion of sign-ups.