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March 14th, 2008
03:41 pm


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Grrrr of the day...
Okay, there's no way that you know I'm not answering my phone because I'm in the next room trying to sleep off two nights of late-night server maintenance. But seriously--what is it with people that call and don't leave a voicemail? The fact that your number shows up on my phone's calling history is not necessarily enough to get me to call you back. If you expect a call back, leave a message. This is doubly true for me because sometimes I forward my phone to my pager or a work phone, and the caller ID is not guaranteed to be passed through.

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Date:March 14th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
Maybe they don't need you to call them back? Sometimes I don't leave a message because I need/want to talk directly to a live person and a call back later is not the point.

Don't worry about it. Turn off your phone.
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Date:March 14th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)

True enough....

I did mean to turn off the phone, as at least that way people who call who hear it go straight to voicemail have been "trained' that when that happens your call does not show up on the phone.
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Date:March 14th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
What's wrong with the mantra of "If it's not important enough for you to leave a message, you must not want a call back"?

They leave no message, then they get no return call, and they have no right to complain about it. It's not your fault if caller id doesn't get passed. People who get mad about me not calling them back when they leave no message are only slightly less full-of-it than those who get mad because I was on my phone and THEY couldn't get through.

My Voicemail pet peeve is the message that asks to be called back without context as to why, and when you call you find the person asking you when youre going to be done with the thing youre working on that you took TIME-OUT FROM to return the call, but that they couldn't ask you on the voicemail itself. That's wrong on so many levels.
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Date:March 14th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
hmm. I'm just the opposite. I hate dealing with voice mail. If you call, I miss the call & want to call you back, I will. So, don't leave a message if you think I want to talk to you. If you call and leave a message, don't expect that I'll listen to it. Esp if I just missed getting the call. I'm just going to call you back.

If I call you & don't leave a message I don't expect you to call back. It'd be nice, but not expected.
Date:March 17th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
If you call me and don't leave a message, I don't know you've called, because there is no caller ID (simpler for me). What I don't get is the people who leave a slow, clearly articulated message telling me what they want, and then LEAVINGTHEPHONENUMBERINONEBREATHLESSLUMPOFNUMBERS, when it's the most important part of the message (with the number, I can call back and find out what the heck you want; without it, you're screwed).
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