Call Centres are the new Pits

Call Centres are the new Pits

They stand like shells, sheds
Gleaming glass.
Steel sheet sides,
Fibre glass.
Car park to the rear.
Please adhere to the smoking policy here
Company’s name stands out all too clear,
Prettily primed privet
Aluminium lights
Reception seats far too bright.

Call centres are the new pits
Bring, bring, bring
Not pick, pick, pick

The replacement bus service
Second best
Post-industrial living
Promises left unkept
Getting verbally abused daily
Takes its toll on you, n maybe
This isn’t the career you had in mind.
But when the rents due there no other work to find.

Call centres are the new pits
Bring, bring, bring
Not pick, pick, pick

Industrial estate Alcatraz
Hit your targets
And think yourself glad
that you’re in the mire
Minimum wage is all you require
You’re a piece in the puzzle
I think it’s time you removed your muzzle

Call centres are the new pits
Bring, bring, bring not
Pick, pick, pick

 

©Sam Batley 2016