Posts Tagged ‘call center lifestyle’

Philippine Call Center: Fast Food Facts

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

With today’s fast-paced call center lifestyle, fast food is the fastest way to satisfy those hungry stomachs. Philippine call center agents generally eat fast food because it’s convenient, cheap and usually tastes pretty good. However, many aren’t aware that it’s usually cheap because it’s often made with cheaper ingredients such as high fat meat, refined grains, and added sugar and fats.


Fast food doesn’t have to be unhealthy, but most of the time it is; outbound call center agents often order foods with more fat, calories, sugar and sodium, and less nutrition and vitamins than is necessary. For all we know, there is no such thing as bad food for as long as you don’t have it on a regular basis. Because fast food is high in sodium, saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol, eating too much over a long period of time can lead to health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity.  But today, more and more fast food restaurants are offering healthier options and new menu items. There are also ways you can customize your order to be healthy for you. You should practice portion control and go light on toppings such as mayonnaise, cheese, gravy and salad dressings. It may seem like a bargain to super-size your order but try to avoid that. Choose water, low-fat milk, or diet sodas instead of regular sodas, milkshakes, or whole milk which can be a huge source of hidden calories and sugar.


Always keep in mind that balance fast food with other nutritious foods throughout the day and make healthier choices whenever possible. Fast food does not have to be bad for you. By making smart choices, eating fast food restaurants can be healthy.



Philippine Call Center: Tips on How To Survive in a Call Center – 1

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Working in a Philippines call center is not that easy. It’s far more different than a day job. You will experience a lot of things that a day job doesn’t have. I could attest that some call center agents are getting used to this kind of lifestyle but others also give up.  It is like surviving in a jungle but instead of spears and guns, we should arm ourselves with proper lifestyle.  Below are some tips on how to survive in a call center:

  • We all know that working night shifts is hard. Our body clock is not meant to sleep at day and be awake all night. The best thing to do is to get plenty of uninterrupted sleep during the day and avoid drinking too much coffee when your shift is almost over.

  • When you worry about mingling with your co-workers, fear not, just show them who you really are. Don’t try to pretend someone you’re not just to impress people. We must face the fact that not all people like you. Stick to the people who you think is a potential friend. In that way, you will gain friends with the right people.

  • Dress appropriately. You don’t have to wear fancy dresses and high heels, just make sure that you look good and you feel comfortable with what you’re wearing. We are all aware that call centers are packed with air condition, so when you are not used to cold temperature, don’t forget to bring a jacket to keep you warm.