October 02, 2012
Voice mail is over
For me, at least, in terms of leaving voice messages for others
1. It's boring.
2. It's a pain in the butt to leave a message.
3. More likely than not the person for whom the message is intended will never listen to it for any number of reasons. And if they do, they might call back and leave me a voice message which would require me to listen to it.
There is one exception to my policy: That's when I really don't want to talk with someone but have promised to do so. I simply leave a voice message for them after working hours or on weekends or holidays, which gives me two chances to win:
1. They might never get the message because it's buried in a blizzard of others.
2. If they do get the message, I can ignore their return call and then respond to their voice message by repeating the evasive maneuver outlined above.
October 2, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink
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EEJ, I wouldn't trust slydial.com to not mess up but I will feature it later today in the event there are others more credulous than me.
Which is likely the case — big-time.
Posted by: bookofjoe | Oct 3, 2012 2:06:01 PM
Joe, you can call directly to someone's voicemail if it's a mobile phone, without having to worry about them picking it up. Check out slydial.com
I've used it before when I needed to give a message to a family member or friend but didn't want to actually talk to them. They simply get a voicemail and assume they missed a call somehow. Works great!
Posted by: EEJ | Oct 3, 2012 1:36:15 PM
Everything is dependent on if your voice mail partner is
properly educated in voice mail etiquette, most of mine are,
and I forgive the newbies (but they must be educated ;-)
Posted by: JoePeach | Oct 2, 2012 6:01:27 PM
If someone calls me and doesn't leave a message, I assume it wasn't important, and I won't call back.
(Some people get around this by not leaving a message and then sending me a text instead, which I actually prefer to leaving a voice mail message.)
Posted by: Nathan | Oct 2, 2012 4:16:10 PM
Posted by: wot | Oct 2, 2012 3:19:45 PM
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