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What would cause you to lose your temper with a customer?
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"Thank goodness I have never lost my temper with a customer. I am very easy going, but I would be more likely not to be if a customer were disrespecting a team member or becoming verbally abusive in any way."
Example #2
"I cannot imagine losing my cool at work, but if anything pushed me to the edge, it would be a client with racist or misogynistic comments. I have zero tolerance for any behavior like that and would for sure say something to them. With that said, it would not be with a lost temper - it would be with a stern tone. If I am feeling a shorter fuse, in the workplace or at home, I will take a few deep breaths and remind myself that the situation is not as serious as it may feel in the moment."
Example #3
"If I feel that my patience level with a client is reaching a breaking point, I will let them know that I need to run into a meeting and will call them back in 30 minutes. This time, and break, would give me the space that I needed to compose myself and come up with a better approach. I will always remain professional in the workplace."
Example #4
"Losing my temper is something that I do not do very often at all. I am a calm and collected individual for the most part. With that said, if a customer were pushing me that hard I would find a way to get myself some distance and room to breathe so that I could come back to the situation with a fresh set of eyes and a better attitude."
Example #5
"I have seen coworkers lose their temper on customers and it is always uncomfortable to witness. I have never lost my temper on a client. I do not like communicating with people who are aggressive and interrupt a lot, but I can always walk away from an uncomfortable situation, choosing not to engage with the customer."
Example #6
"In sales, customers often make a lot of demands, wanting to negotiate terms, and sometimes in very rude or unreasonable ways. No matter the circumstances, it is never okay to lose your temper on a customer. If I felt that I was getting close to an unprofessional move, or comment, I would ask a co-worker or my boss to help me out with the situation. Asking for help can show maturity, and is not a sign of weakness."
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