FINALLY I HAD A CHANCE TO WORK AGAIN BUT I WOULD BE MY OWN BOSS

“Life has an interesting way of setting us up. When I graduated college I worked for a call center for property and liability insurance. I kept getting sick and having to go to doctor appointments. I was also in so much pain. It was very challenging trying to get myself to work. My doctor wanted me to stop working but I refused until my body could barely move. The job tried to help me by reducing my hours but eventually I had to resign. That was tough on my family because we went to a one income household with a lot of medical bills.

Fast forward to 2014, I had 2 medical procedures done. Slowly I started feeling better. I was not 100% but I knew I was better than I had been in years. So immediately I told my husband I wanted to get a job. His concern was that I could still have tough days so would that job work with me. Great question.

On December 31, 2015 my family and I were stuck out in the cold waiting on a tow truck (we ended up being out there 8 hours). While we were waiting my cousin called me and said he heard about an opportunity that would be perfect for my situation. Enter: the Arise Platform. Someone he knew told him and he told me. I looked it up and started the registration process the very next day!

Finally I had a chance to work again but I would be my own boss. If I did have a hard day, I didn’t need to push myself to get dressed, in my car, and walk in to some building. I just had to get down the hall in my home. Perfect!! Starting a mini call center company has given me a chance to feel useful despite my condition. It also allows me to share with others in a similar situation which gives so much hope when you don’t want to be stuck on disability income. And can you guess what type of calls I take? I’ll give you a hint: I don’t like seeing anyone stranded on the side of the road.”

Lisa J., President of AzureWorks Creative, LLC

*Images used are representations and are not actual images of the call center company owner being referenced in the story submission.
We asked call center company owners using the Arise Platform to tell us why they started their own mini call center, and why their company is using the Arise Platform and they answered! This is one of the Tell Us Your Story winning submissions and the business owner who received a home office makeover prize!!