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urgent calls

Posted By: JZ on 2005-07-26
In Reply to: Wanted to add on that phone part.. - sm

That would work, with the cell phone.  I have my house phone line and the extra phone line for work only.  The company I work for has toll-free access, so I don't need toll call or long distance service, and it runs less than $20 a month.

I also like having caller ID so I can also see who it is, and the answering machine so I can hear why they are calling.  If it's urgent or important, I take the call.  Otherwise, I don't answer it.  You wouldn't believe how much productivity it eats to answer the phone every time it rings.

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Is it urgent?

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If a company requires you to be on IM for business purposes, and you can find your supervisor between Out To Lunch, In a Call, Be Right Back, or Busy, does it have to be URGENT?  I am not sure of IM etiquette, and as far as I am concerned nothing about my job is URGENT, but I only IM when I think it is IMPORTANT.  I don't ever IM and ask how the weather is or who she thinks will win the next Survivor.

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In the time it takes her to ask you if it's urgent, she could have just answered your question! n
Yes, I use a prepaid Tracfone from Nokia- works well for me since I only use it for urgent stuff -nm
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The Q calls it ASR too.
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calls from India

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calls to mind the anal wink... LOL.
Did you read post? She has contract that calls
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no msg
LOL! My sister calls that visual tuneout
Thank you for NOT noticing! I probably should've kept my mouth shut :/
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Certainly, I applied to that ad, and received 2 phone calls back.
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When your family calls you wanting medical advice.

It is helpdesk work, not telemarketing. Only incoming calls.
I wish they'd hurry up and talk $$ so I can compare versus MT.
I'd setup IM or similar instead of making phone calls. It
seems like the company is very disorganized.  I personally would not make any phone calls that I am not reimbursed for. 
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my company pays downtime for conf calls...

If you have a cell phone, why not use that for your LD calls and CX the LD on the land line?
I transfer my calls to cell phone during work. nm
ask if there is a charge for local calls. I have had this happen a couple of times. I take an egg
No, they're talking about Internet phone calls, not FTP transfers.
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I definitely feel like we are dealing with the same person! I think I need to make some phone calls
and put a stop to her!  I cannot stand the idea that she is out there still scamming people like she scammed me!
Happens all the time. Make phone calls for more definite action. nm