Vzw tech support hiring?

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    How much do they pay their tech support? Because I'm far more knowledge than every single tech support person I've talked to.

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    They don't.

    Support techs are by outside contractor, and they don't pay well.
     
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    Hence the quality.
     
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    That and they dont know anything. They just read off scripts written by level 2 and 3 techs.
     
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    where did you get this information?

    There are three call centers here in the Tampa Florida area and all three of them have tech support departments they all are direct verizon wireless employee's. These are some of the best trained people at verizon to be in tech support there is 18 weeks of training half of which is device training. I know all this because i have several friends in tech support for verizon wireless and my fiancee used to be an assistant store manager at a verizon wireless corporate store.. I interviewed with them for a second job while the fishing season was slow. Ill agree they don't pay worth a crap, they only offered me 16.50 an hour which i refused since that would be a waste of my time.
     
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    Thats level 2 techs. I have a friend that works in one of those. The techs that you get when you call are outsourced, thats been common knowledge for a while now.
     
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    In one of my previous classes there was a tech department manager that told me he often refers people to the RS here because we give better support than they do.

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    I give better support than they do and I've only had a smart phone for 3 months.... kinda sad.

    Granted, i dove in head first and learned all i can but still...
     
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    16.50 per hour? Ill take it...

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    if i remember correctly the entry level positions start around 14.50 then go up from there depending on wireless/computer experience.
     
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    $16.50 is actually well above the industry average. When I quit technical support with a local carrier, I was only making $13.52 after five years.
     
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    They can't afford me ... :) Guess I'll stick to LAN administration, or flying heli's, or both hehehe.
     
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