(Closed) UGH. office rant.

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@mrshoneybee:  what about approaching him and asking him how or if he’d like his calls to be screened…. something like:  “grumpy old man, would you like your calls to be screened or would you rather I transfer them directly to you?  I’m happy to do either, just let me know.” …if you aren’t crazy about the face to face conversation, you might  consider sending him an email instead.

Post # 5
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7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@mrshoneybee:  OR, what about the next time he does an “Oookkkayy” just say “would you rather me to transfer your calls directly without screening?” – that way, it’s less awkward and more of a response to him.  But, really, that’s the only way you’ll know if he’s just being Mr Grumpy Pants and the way he normally responds or if he really doesn’t want you to screen his calls (which he may not!) 🙂

Post # 6
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661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@oracle:  Perfect advice.

OP, I’ve dealt with a lot of grumpy old dudes and sometimes this is just the way they deal with the world at large and they don’t mean anything by it. Trust me he will appreciate it if you follow oracle’s advice and talk to him. I would advise having the conversation though in person as opposed to email and just say it in a nice way.

Post # 7
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5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would just transfer it right too him. Thats what I do at my job. if they dont want to answer it thats up to them cause we have call display and they can see who is calling them once the call is transferred.

Post # 8
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1586 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mrshoneybee:  You sound so much like the girl I work with that I had to double check where you are from. That is EXACTLY how it is for her. She answers, people don’t say “ok” “voicemail” or “tell them I’m in Hawaii skiing” and she gets FRUSTRATED!

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