Since the scooter business has slowed down, I decided to look for another job, part-time or full time, with benefits, which became important after my mini-stroke, or whatever the hell it was. Last Saturday I drove to Liverpool to interview at a call center for a phone sales job.I got there at 6pm and noticed a bunch of the workers, and the supervisor (I found out later), standing outside, smoking. Going inside I looked around, then filled out the app, and looked around some more as I waited. I noticed the "salespeople" all seemed to be right out of high school, judging by their looks, and style of dress, so I'm guessing probably in their 20's, or so. Almost none of these phone salespeople were on the phone. I knew it was all incoming phone calls, selling stuff advertised on infomercials. that they made their money by talking on the phone. Instead they were standing around chatting, drinking coffee, or going outside to smoke. At my 2nd interview last Thursday, I mentioned this to the interviewer, and was told they're looking for more mature workers, for that reason. What's going on with young people? I know, I know, that question just catapulted me into old geezerhood. But really, when I was in my 20's, granted I didn't work more that I could get out of and didn't earn a lot, (got into sales for real in my 30's), but when I had a job I did it. I didn't goof off. When I did get into phone sales, I STAYED on the phone. We were required to make 150-200 calls a day, and that's what we had to do to make sales and get paid. We didn't have the luxery of nothing but incoming calls, which may be the problem at this call center, these "kids" don't really have to work, the people call them, and many if not most are ready to buy, or they wouldn't call. Maybe we were like that in our 20's and I just don't remember.