There are many who want to be part of the telemarketing industry and get paid highly but not all can have the luxury of working as a telemarketing professional. Though working in the telemarketing industry is very rewarding, many do not know the health issues that afflict telemarketers. Let’s take a look at those common ailments and how to avoid them.
Stress. The emotional and physical strain of spending most of the day sitting on workstations and making calls and working on shifts can take its toll on your body. You may not be aware of it but you are suffering from work-related stress. Manifestations of stress are poor concentration and irritability. Failing to deal with stress can lead to serious consequences on one’s health. Take some time off by “de-stressing” yourself. Give yourself a little pampering by having a relaxing massage to take away all the tension that has accumulated in your body.
Back strain. Many telesales professionals complain of back strain, which is an injury to the muscles surrounding the spine. This happens when agents do not sit properly for extended periods. This pain on your back can be avoided by engaging in stretching exercises during your break periods and even while you’re making calls. Always sit up straight and use an ergonomically designed chair that supports your back.
Eye strain. In multitasking, you tend to stare on your computer screen for hours uninterrupted. Before you know it, you are having eye strain. The stress on your eyes has caused it to become sore and red. In some cases, eye strain is accompanied by other health problems such as headaches. Give your eyes a rest once in a while. Using proper lighting will relieve the strain on your eyes.
Loss of hearing. Using cheap headset makes you prone to “feedback”. Occasionally, there may be an accidental feedback that causes a very loud noise that can damage your inner ear, putting you at risk of losing your hearing permanently. If you notice that you are gradually losing your hearing ability, take the time to check your headset. Make sure that the headset you are using is of good quality. Your health and safety should be the primary concern of your company.
Loss of voice. As a telemarketing professional, your voice is your biggest asset and talking for hours on end can cause voice fatigue. This can lead to an assortment of voice and throat problems. Neglecting this problem will put you in danger of losing your voice. Take extra care of your voice. Give it the rest that it deserves by having enough sleep and drinking enough water. Avoid smoking and drinking. They are simply bad for your voice.