Why don't people check their voicemail?! [Vent]

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I never check my voice mail. 

Post # 4
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6034 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

If I’m on holiday, no way am I calling work, even if they call me 50 times!

Post # 5
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7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I absolutely despise getting voicemails.

I generally answer back, though. Not always by phone.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I check my voicemail to get rid of the icon. I don’t bother if there is a voicemail left from someone I don’t want to talk to.

 

 ETA: It is not unreasonable to imagine that someone would not answer work related calls while on vacation or holiday. That is their time off. Work has no place during time off.

 

Post # 7
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8518 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I check my voicemail. I just dont respond to it. I hate talking on the phone.

Post # 8
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8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@menzies:  me neither. I HATE voicemail. I’m not blind. I can see who called me.

Post # 9
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2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Because we don’t live in 1998 and we have tons of options to communicate something immediately. 

Post # 10
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318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@gelaine22:  exactly. 

text or email me. 

don’t expect me to drop everything or anything just to call you and talk to you about something you couldn’t write down

Post # 12
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771 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yeah I think it’s easier to text. When I’m out for the night I def do not want to actually interupt my night to see what someone wants. Text me and if its important then ill let you know answer ASAP.

Post # 14
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282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Glen Sanders Mansion

@Hyperventilate:  this is the same reason I check/delete junk email on my phone. I don’t know how people can have so many unread emails on their phones. It would drive me bonkers. 

I always check my voicemail unless I know it’s from a soliciter (the do not call list is apparently crap), in which case I would just delete it. 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I only used to check my voicemail to get rid of the icon. Then I found an app that overrides the voicemail on my phone and I don’t have to listen to the voicemail to get rid of the icon so I don’t even listen to most of them anymore.

However, if work was calling me I would definitely listen to the voicemail and call back. How long has it been since she was called?

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

@Deejayelle:  Never check my voice mail. If it’s important enough they will either call back or text.

I would also never check my voice mail if I was on vacation. Unless the office burned down, I don’t want to know about… Come to think about it, I don’t even want to know IF the office burned down. I’ll find out about it when I get back.

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