No, a logical human will see that it violates the terms and conditions of autopay and that as a result the customer now has restrictions on the account. There are terms and conditions to be agreed to. The customer failed to do this. Oh well. Not a companies fault. It's similar to knowing your car requires premium but you give it regular and get mad because you get clogged injectors or horrible performance.
Destroying an engine is very different. Here no significant economic harm was done. While the terms were broken, he or she still paid. No reason to make the person where a scarlet A on their chest forever. Lesson learned. Verizon CS has lesson to learn too, ask what type of account is being used rather than saying they had no idea.
THat would make sense, but it's hard to retain all that information. With the way a vast number of consumers treat CSR they have high churn rates. Constant training, and even then majority of times you rarely see the same person in that job longer than 2 years. So you;d never run into the same CSR for them to learn anything.
True, if the CSRs learned what they needed to know, they would be treated differently by consumers, at least as far as solving issues under their control are concerned.
I bet none of you would be able to know all the "needed to know". Even if they knew they wouldn't be treated differently, and in most cases end up being nothing more than punching bags.
In my years of retail management and sales I have noticed that I get a lot more respect from customers, both those looking, buying, and those with service issues when I know what Im talking about.
My experience is if you treat CSR with respect and kindness from the very start of the call, they are more willing to help, go the extra mile to help, and listen. Apparently very few people do that. Some people are down right cruel and frankly don't deserve to be helped at anything more than the bare minimum.
When over the phone. It's completely different over the phone. I have been in stores where people rant and rave, and a policy stops them from doing what they want regardless of how much you will know will do nothing.
I can see the difference of hands-on vs over the phone, but a clear and concise ability to communicate and adapt that style of instructional information to each customer type is essential.
Yes it is, but there is a breaking point and a high turn over rate due to treatments by customers. I bet you don;t know everything about your companies policies let alone everything about every device on Verizon's network let alone another carriers network. I deal with phones on a daily basis and go through phones as much as the next guy, but someone who just started for a year(lucky to keep people past 2 years). Kids today are more into I get what I want, and nothing else. You can see it in stores from time to time, and most of the times they are no older than 25.