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Does anyone else work in sales or customer relations etc?

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2022 7:35 am
by Patrick _2202
Hi
This just bugs me so i want to know: does anyone else work in customer chat-up stuff like sales, customer relations, shop assistant, stuff where you approach random strangers and make 'natural conversation' with them? Where you're surrounded by people and talk and listen for nine hours straight?

People are a buzz, they're crack, and it seems to me that would be normal for person with autism. I have another friend with autism (aspergers) i met doing the same job, and one who used to do it but is more normal Asperger's. A lot of people I've met with autism are super-sociable. I die inside if I'm on my own, and i know this is common in autistic women. It's bugging me because i find little reflection of this in the literature, and i want to know if there are other people like this, even to the extent of seeking people-facing work. Thanks a lot to any replies!

Re: Does anyone else work in sales or customer relations etc?

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:11 am
by bowlingbun
I think people being labeled as being "on the spectrum" and then expecting to behave in a certain way isn't helpful. Think about what you really like doing and how it makes you feel. If you are meeting someone in a sales/customer service role, remember a business is about meeting customer needs profitably. Think about what they need/want from you and how you can do that quickly and easily. I find the current chit chat trend really annoying, I don't want to be asked "how are you? / how is your day / or have a nice day" by a total stranger in a business situation, that is really an inefficient waste of time. I just want to complete the task as soon as possible, and I want them to know how to do that for me, by knowing about the products and services they are dealing with, how to use a keyboard and till. Skills win every time for me. If you are not sure if they are happy, just ask "is that OK or is there something else you would like?"