Posts tagged ‘phone’

Dropped Call Etiquette

I’m instantiating a new guideline to follow for cell phone calls that are dropped.  To avoid both parties calling each other at the same time only to get each others voicemail (since both phones are attempting to make a call, incoming calls go directly to VM), I suggest that whoever initiated the phone call should be the one to call back.  The dual callback posses so many issues – how long to wait before I try to call you back, repeatedly calling until I can get through, and even waiting to call back somehow always backfires with both parties calling at the same time.

So I say to you now, if you are the initial caller, it’s your duty to call back if your conversation gets cut off.

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January 21, 2009 at 9:54 am 3 comments

Sound Proof Cube – Work Noise COMPLAINTS

Wouldn’t it be more productive to put every office worker in a sound proof cube?  It could be transparent so managers can still make sure people are working and the like.  But I mean really, how beneficial is it to me to hear your phone conversation with your bank or whats wrong with your Rock Band drum pedal or the slamming of the printer paper drawer every 20 minutes or your cell phone ringing incessantly on loud and not stopping because you aren’t at your desk to silence it.

Yes, these might all just be pet peeves of mine or they might be total distractions from the work I’m attempting to accomplish.

And for all you about to suggest headphones, tried em.  Slight improvement, but I want silence.

March 4, 2008 at 10:04 pm 8 comments