The Valpo Core Reader


Erin Turner

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Division and Classification Essay

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That clock has to be fast. There is no way that it's already 8:58 a.m. Welcome to another fun-filled day at the New York Times newspaper. I hope this job isn't as hard as everyone says it is. So far, almost everyone in the office has told me that his job requires a great deal of patience because the contact (the person who receives the call) rarely lets you finish the sales pitch. How hard could it be to sell a newspaper over the phone? I can't believe that I've actually succumbed to being one of those annoying telemarketers who never understand the word "No." Oh well, it's only for six hours a day.