March 23, 2011 4:15 am at 4:15 am #595847
Today at work someone called in and asked to speak to my boss i tried his extension and there was no answer i told the caller that he is not at his desk does he want the voicemail?, the caller starting hemming and hawing and said well how often does he check his voicemail i told him i don’t know then he went into a who shpiel about how he tried to reach him last week it became a whole megillah finally i had to tell him if you want the voicemail great if you don’t fine but please give me an answer.
This happens quite a bit and is quite annoying i am soooo sorry i could not immediately gratify your request and that i cannot predict at what moment my boss will return, they act as if they are doing me a personal favor by taking the voicemail, i dont really care that u need to speak to my boss yesterday that is your issue and not mine.March 23, 2011 4:26 am at 4:26 am #1051966eclipseMember
I got scared for a minute that you were addressing me!March 23, 2011 4:28 am at 4:28 am #1051967observanteenMember
Why don’t you cut them short? Tell them their options (leave a voicemail, call back later etc..) and nicely say GOOD BYE!!
BTW, why are you still carrying daages haparnasa at this time of the night?March 23, 2011 4:33 am at 4:33 am #1051968observanteenMember
eclipse: lol! Me too! (Oh… I THOUGHT you weren’t around at this hour..)March 23, 2011 5:01 am at 5:01 am #1051969
OT this happened towards the end of the workday and i didnt get home till just before i postedMarch 23, 2011 5:14 am at 5:14 am #1051970GrandmasterMember
Goq: You do the graveyard shift, ending at midnight, in the yeshiva office?March 23, 2011 5:17 am at 5:17 am #1051971
no grand left work at 5 did some stuff got home at 10March 23, 2011 5:19 am at 5:19 am #1051972
no eclipse and other craddys i want very much to hear your life storysMarch 23, 2011 5:21 am at 5:21 am #1051973s2021Member
whats a craddy?March 23, 2011 5:26 am at 5:26 am #1051974
why s20 u surprise me its a Coffee Room Addict of course and also what we should name our annual awards and the craddy goes to….March 23, 2011 5:28 am at 5:28 am #1051975
and i meant in no way to single out eclipse , shes a craddy im a craddy dont u want to be a craddy too?March 23, 2011 5:30 am at 5:30 am #1051976s2021Member
lol.. Im new, still learning..March 23, 2011 5:31 am at 5:31 am #1051977
dont feel bad i just made it up!March 23, 2011 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm #1051978seeallsidesParticipant
I am often caught in the same situation. People trying to get my boss (who is never available, except for 2 specific hours) and people think if they beg,bug or charm me, then i will get them through at different hours. I have my standard smile, i am really so sorry but he is never available except at those times, and please, I just don’t want to take extra time from you and let you think that it could be different – nothing works by the way, so i use my coping skills – when i have to type boring long letters, i play a game to see how quickly i can type a page and keep an ongoing record (1.5 min), when i have to listen to boring lectures, i write them down using the fanciest vocabulary i can, when i have to useless talk to boring people who tell you their life story, because you were polite and said how are you or tried to include them in a conversation, i just keep saying to myself- practice patience, practice patience – this is better than patiently waiting for news from the ICU chas v’shalom..it’s a life’s battle, elevate it to your struggle for middos and for realizing that it is all in Hashem’s plan for you.January 16, 2015 3:23 pm at 3:23 pm #1051979WiseyParticipant
I got bored of the new threads now I’m reading page 171 of the random stuff
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