Post # 1
We have a couple of casuals at work, both are phone crazy and take their phones with them everywhere. One of them was away on holiday, and our manager called to talk to her because she hasn’t lodged some important paperwork. We told her she was away, and that we’d call her when she got back. Well, we tried and she didn’t call back. She has done this before. Why have voicemail on your phone if you don’t listen to it? Do people not look at their phones and go ‘missed call from work, wonder what that’s about?’. It just makes me think that if I need to arrange one or the other to work for me to have some time off, I’ll call the other girl who always answers! What makes it more annoying is that the one who never calls back filled in for me once, and kept calling and messaging me asking me questions when I had a day off! I really like this girl, but it annoys me that at work she’ll use her phone, answer calls/make calls, but can’t do us the courtesy of calling us back when we’re trying to help HER out! It would be different if she was one of those people who didn’t know where her phone was half the time. I think my other workmate emailed our manager and said she didn’t call back. We shouldn’t have to call her 100 times.
Do you frequently deal with people who won’t return calls?
Post # 3
I never check my voice mail.
Post # 4
If I’m on holiday, no way am I calling work, even if they call me 50 times!
Post # 5
I absolutely despise getting voicemails.
I generally answer back, though. Not always by phone.
Post # 6
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
I check my voicemail. I just dont respond to it. I hate talking on the phone.
Post # 8
@menzies: me neither. I HATE voicemail. I’m not blind. I can see who called me.
Post # 9
Because we don’t live in 1998 and we have tons of options to communicate something immediately.
Post # 10
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
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 # 13
We called when she came back from her holiday, not while she was on it! She won’t be starting up with us again for 3 months – which her start date was one of the things we needed to let her know. Also, the paperwork she didn’t send off was her employment contract. Both casuals are aware that we may contact them if we need them to work (both said they were keen for work when it was available). The only email we have for her is her work email (which she can check from anywhere but probably isn’t – I wouldn’t either!). So really, her phone is the best contact we have.
I realise that work has no place on time off, as I was bombarded with calls by the same girl when I had a day off (sick leave!), I know how annoying it is. But when you’re a casual, hoping for work, it doesn’t make too much sense to ignore calls from work…especially if your employment is dependent upon sending in your contract!
Post # 14
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@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
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
@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.