Memories are made of this… 1990 -The splits, Sake and Pottery lessons from a ghost!

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Portsmouth 1990 with my mother Portsmouth summer of 1990 with my mother

It is 1990 and I am 37 years old. Work was going well and I was now Advertising Sales Manager for the paper I worked for; a fair bit of stress but nothing that I could not handle. I had a full-time telesales team during the day and part-time team that came in until 9.00pm each evening and all day Saturday selling private property and car adverts. This meant that although I had excellent supervisors; I tended to be in the office from 8.00 a.m. to 7pm each weekday and on call on Saturdays.

There were some interesting moments at work, as keeping 25 young telesales staff motivated enough to achieve the tough weekly targets we were given was challenging. Rejection is part of the package in outbound cold calling and we focused on building up regular advertisers who booked weekly to reduceā€¦

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