it didnt list starting wages on that news article, but the tulsa world had an advertisement for starting wages at 12.50 an hour for the tulsa cc, plus you can get up to 33% (that would be up to 16.39 total an hour) stack ranking bonuses on each paycheck. that is a lot more then the directv call center in tulsa, which starts at 9.75 an hour. i dont know any other call centers in tulsa starting off at 12.50 an hour, so i would consider that extremely competitive.
I've actually given a few fleeting thoughts to seeing if they would hire me part time. I would prefer to just take benefits and pour the entire paycheck into benefits, etc. I could probably be top dog there since I've been doing this going on over 11 years now and can navigate menus blindfolded. I'm also excellent at troubleshooting problems in the field. What kind of benefits does E offer? Like I said, I would dump the whole paycheck into benefits if I could.