Customer Service?

Another one to add to my many rants about poor customer service! Today I had to ring Rushcliffe Borough council as I owe them three days’ council tax! I told them that I’d moved house out of their area and they said they’d send me a bill for the outstanding amount. I asked if someone could please tell me over the phone what that amount would be and told them I’d be glad to pay it immediately.

I got the usual “Isn’t there anyone that can read the bill to you?” question and then a long time on hold! I was then given an estimated amount of £9.16 but no final amount as this would have to be sent to me. I again asked if someone could call with this figure to which they said that no, that wasn’t their procedure.

So, I have a very straight forward situation which I put to them. I owe them money, which I am willing to pay. However, if they can’t make one simple call to tell me exactly how much, I won’t be paying.

My friends at work are already preparing the cake with a file in it for when I get thrown in jail for non-payment!!

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About Mel Griffiths

I live and work in Nottingham, England and am blind. This blog is often centred around things that happen to me because of being blind. This is my space to write and sometimes people will disagree with what I write, but its the one place I have in which to be frank and honest. I also like to reflect on the funnier side of life from time to time.
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