As the months passed, I collected quite a following of regulars.
Over the last twelve years, Consumerist has been a steadfast proponent and voice on behalf of consumers, from exposing shady practices by secretive cable companies to pushing for action against dodgy payday lenders. She was pretending to be prudish, but by her tone I knew she didn't mind.Confused by my strange noises he went crazy barking.Tess Mitchell*, 45, NSW Watching my son kick the footy around the yard with his mates, I felt a twinge of guilt. It was October 2008 and having been widowed for many years, I was trying to raise two kids on a single income. I already had a full-time office job Monday to Friday, but it looked as though I'd have to take a weekend job as well. Only a few nights into the job, I ran into my first problem.He really needs new shoes, I thought, looking at the tattered pair on his feet. How can I work from home, but not lose any of my time with the kids? I could do tele sales, I thought, picturing myself on the phone. Giggling and sighing in character, I suddenly realised my dog had got into the lounge room. Scurrying through the office, I found a quiet room. 'Well there's a lady who lives near us who does it,' Judy said. 'We're going to throw you in the deep end,' she said 'Are you ready for a trial call now? 'Sure,' I said, trying to sound breezy and confident.Screaming with shock I jumped back into my room laughing.'Sorry,' I giggled hoping I hadn't ruined the mood.I'd started getting so bored during calls that I would find myself focusing more on a game of solitaire than the call.And, more importantly, I'd saved over ,000 for my family.