Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Don't try this at home...

Here is the perfect way to lessen your workload and alienate your customers in one fell swoop:
When I went on vacation for three days last week, I set my email at work to notify people that I would be out.  I TRIED to set my voicemail to do that also...
When I got back to work, my voicemail box was full, with mostly hangups!  The first clue that I had that maybe something went wrong was on one of the few messages I did receive, when my customer specifically said that there was no greeting so she hoped I would get her message.
So, obviously, I don't know how to work this whole newfangled voicemail thing...when I changed my outgoing message, I apparently didn't save it, and the old one was on the other people would hear nothing but a click, and hang up.
This was a good thing, I thought, because that was fewer calls I had to return when I got back!
But apparently, everyone in the known universe tried to call me when I was out.  I can't count the number of people I talked to today who complained because they couldn't reach me last week when my voicemail was messed up.  It seems that I'm indispensable!
Oh well, it could only work once, anyway... :o)


  1. LOL!!  I did that once at a job I was at...except I got in trouble with the boss when no one could reach me...uhg!!  

  2. Hi Michelle~

    Think of it thisd way, these people need you!  You do them a service they can't do themselves!  I don't know how to work voicemail, either.  In fact I can't even set the time on my answering machine!  

  3. lmao! my dad and husband were just complaining today that my home answering machine does this! Guess i'm not as "hip" with technology as i thought i was!

  4. Doesn't it make you feel good, that your company just can't live with out you??

    I used to have the same problem. When I was off, (even though outgoing message stated clearly when I would be in), I would have nasty messages from people who didn't understand why I hadn't returned their messages in two days.

    Hey it's almost Thursday. I hope you get your rest!!


    p.s I read Anna'a entry earlier. I'm very sorry to hear about your family. You are in my thoughts.

  5. Yes you are indispensable, to me as well!  You're a wonderful friend that I've grown to count on and need in my life.  (((((michelle)))))