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Henry David Thoreau's quiet wisdom is best exemplified by sayings like, "in all
things, simplicity." That's a nice credo to live by -- but it may be a hard one to fully embrace if you're trying to provide great customer service these days. After all, if you work in service, you have customers coming at you through a wider
but when you add SMS, email and chat, you have an exponentially more difficult service puzzle to solve.
I was having trouble with my internet/cable service. I spent 2 1/2 hours with a tech who did not reside in America. No help at all. I then spent 2 hours on live chat with another tech. No help either. I could not reach anything but recordings on the phone. After 2 days of futility I posted on their FB page. Within 30 minutes I was phoned by a competent, English speaking rep who off and on spent 3 days solving problems I had not created.
Outsourcing to other countries and non-stop telephones have become so frustrating that sometimes there is no other choice but to post on a social network. The companies have created their own problems and customers are using the only means possible to get the attention of someone who can help.