Friday, May 29, 2009

Update on BarBri B*+@h

I'm already here because the bf and I arrived early for class today and Blondie was "telling" her side of the story from yesterday. I think someone from the main office spoke to her about my compliant (although it was not about how she treated me, but how I saw her treating someone else). I can't believe she's unprofessional enough to have that type of conversation while students are walking in the door. What if the person she's talking about overheard her?

And now a brief aside -- Message to BarBri (should you ever read this post) -- I understand that most of your reps are law students and with that comes a certain attitude since some of us can be quite douche-y. However, when your representative law students present that attitude while representing your company it makes me seriously re-think giving you $3,000 of my hard earned money. I expect to be treated with respect when I shop at Wal-Mart and buy a $5 t-shirt. Similarly, I expect at least the same level of respect and professionalism when I deal with your representatives. You are getting a lot more of my money than any department store or supercenter at this point and therefore I expect this experience to be a pleasant one in terms of dealing with the customer service side of your organization.

Back to Blondie. Apparently she thinks that she was really nice and that the other girl who asked to attend the morning session "attacked" her! Seriously, I'm thinking that she doesn't realize that she's a bitch. She also said that Brunette is just "too nice." I was appalled by the way she handled the situation yesterday, I feel like if someone from the BarBri office had seen what transpired they would have been equally as embarrassed that Blondie represents their company. BarBri should also be embarrassed that she was talking about the situation while working the BarBri desk at class this morning. You never know who is going to overhear what you say, especially when your voice carries (and Blondie's does).

Even worse, I also overheard her talking about me this morning. Apparently Brunette was being "too nice" when I asked about attending another session because of the wedding. Great way to start out the day. Perhaps it's time for another call to the BarBri office.

I have to say that what I think is so absurd is that she tells people that she cannot authorize them to attend an earlier session of there are extra seats, but the main Chicago BarBri office told me that, guess what, she's got that authority.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do next Thursday when I need to attend the morning session. I know Blondie is going to hassle me but I think my plan of action is going to be to call the main office promptly at 9:00 a.m. tell them there is an extra seat and have them to authorize me, and let them speak with Blondie if she's going to hassle me.

On a happier note:
Apparently there is a production company casting for a Real Houswives of Chicago, although it is not yet affiliated with Bravo you can read about it Here. I'm hoping Bravo picks it up. Would you watch? I'm thinking about trying out, after all they do pay. Think anyone would be interested in watching an unemployed 25 year old lawyer who shops mostly at thrift stores, consignment shops, TJMaxx and Wal-Mart?

Speaking of Real Housewives, has anyone been watching the Real Housewives of New Jersey? I'm already addicted, it's like watching a trainwreck, even the bf is getting into it!


AmyT said...

sorry you're having to go through the hassle! I mean you paid they money..they should work with you! And yes I'd watch you!!!

LiLu said...

I am totally addicted to RHNJ! (And all of them, for that matter...) We just found out that they're coming to DC next, too!