Post # 1
Maybe I’m just an angry grumpy [email protected]#*, but I get really annoyed when people call (during the work day mostly) instead of text when it’s an non-emergency. By non-emergency, I mean things like:
– What are you getting for so and so for his birthday?
– Where did you buy x again?
– Do you want to come with us to y? (and they’re not going for at least another 48 hours.)
I work in Corporate America and I don’t like to take personal calls at my desk, even if they are super short, since it’s within earshot of 5+ people. As such, I have to get up and go outside to take these calls. However, if it is via text, I can sit there and correspond as needed.
I’ve tried ignoring the calls, thinking that will swap it to text. However, then I get “Oh, can you call me?” texts or just the “missed call” alert and nothing else, followed by the complaint (next time) of “You never pick up!” Some of my major “offenders” have unlimited text and data plans, so it’s definitely not a financial issue.
Anyone else feel this way?
Post # 3
I get terrible reception on my cell phone in my office. I also get terrible/no reception on the Metro to and from work. Oh, and guess what, I get terrible reception in our apartment. SO STOP CALLING ME!!!
Post # 4
See, I’m just the opposite…I HATE texting! If you want something, call me and talk to me, and if I call and you don’t answer, don’t text me telling me why…that just lets me know your screeming calls….so irritating!
Post # 5
yes, i agree totally!!! i would never take a non-emergency personal call at my office. can you ask them to please NOT call unless it’s an emergency.
Post # 6
I hate being called during the day (ESPECIALLY if I’ve emailed or texted you).
Post # 7
Yes! I’m in school all the time and I can’t take calls in the middle of class, but I can usually sneak a few texts or at least read them.
I especially hate when someone calls me, so I text them to see what’s up, and they call me right back! I obviously didn’t pick up the first time for a reason.
Post # 8
I don’t mind it, but that might be because I have a private office. I don’t stay on the phone for a long time, but I am not huge on texting.
Post # 9
My dad likes to call me to chat while I’m at work. And he knows I’m at work. Then he complains when I answer my work phone (because I’m the phone operator so I have to).
Post # 10
I just dont answer my phone, anyone who knows me now knows that if you want a response you should text unless its an emergency. lol
Post # 11
I prefer calling… and if someone can’t talk on the phone but can text.. I normally just switch to texting if they text me after I call and say something like “Hey. I’m at work, I can’t call but I can text. What’s up?” So I’m on the fence how I feel. lol
Post # 12
I don’t really text; I find it annoying and it opens the door to constant and unnecessary over-communication. But I don’t call people at work for trivial stuff either. Doesn’t anyone still use email??
Post # 13
Yeah, I hate phone calls. I can take calls at work no problem as I’m a grad student, but it drives me nuts when my friends and colleagues are around and want to know if I’m in my office – either come by, or send a text. I almost never pick up my phone.
Post # 14
McLuhan: “The medium is the message.” Technological determinism at its finest. What does this tell us about our society with this pendulum swing?
(Can you tell I’ve been in my communications class today?)
Post # 15
@cupcakeFL: HOW did you get everyone to do that? That would be awesome!
Post # 16
@Eglantine: Email isn’t assumed to be carried on one’s person like a phone is. Not everyone has a smartphone yet. If you want immediate answers, texting is the way to go.