Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Do I sense a subculture?

Walking into Booksale, my initial reaction was "A magazine about call center life?!?" (Yes, I overreacted.) More about the contents of the first issue of Spiff magazine here. Niche marketing can be a smart move, but whether this will not fold in a few months or years, we'll just have to wait and see. Still, my congratulations go to Atlas Publishing for launching this new title.

"Pag na-bore ako, magco-call center ako (If I get bored, I'll take a job at a call center)," I said to my mom in jest last week. Although the pay is good, possibly more than what an instructor at university gets, it's not the kind of life for me. Though they both require staying up at night at some point, it's easier to see myself as a stage manager than as a call center agent.

cover image from marieangelagarces (tweaked a litol bit)