Saturday, September 13, 2014
To be the only male operator in a room full of "number please" women was quite a challenge. Although by this time, we didn't say that old phrase. We used our first names (!) but can't remember if we added, "May I help you?" In the early '80's mobile phones were just becoming popular and the quality of sound on some of them was very bad. I did not like those calls because they were handled differently and who likes different?
I made some friends there and that lasted until the strike. The office closed locally in 1986 and all people and equipment transferred to Wichita, Kansas City or Oklahoma.
And now we are all our own operators.