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#15047 - 10/07/02 04:21 AM answering the phone's of others....
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
some people just don't have anwswering machines, so they'll ask if i'll answer up while i work at thier place.

not my favorite thing to do, but i'll do it when asked, or when the da*m thing rings for 15 minutes non-stop.

next is proper phone edicate....


" Hello, Jones residence"

"yes, i'd like to talk to so&so...

" sorry, he/she's not here now, can i take a message"

"well...ah...who are you?"

" the electrician"

" the electrician?, what are you doing answering his/her phone?"

" i was asked..."

oh well...i'll just call so&so later, thanks

where's Dale Carnegie when you need him?

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#15048 - 10/07/02 05:14 AM Re: answering the phone's of others....
Trainwire Offline

Registered: 03/15/02
Posts: 364
Loc: Strasburg,PA,USA
You answer it in your best mideastern accent.

"ello, Iraqi embassy, Tehran"

#15049 - 10/07/02 05:08 PM Re: answering the phone's of others....
Electricmanscott Offline

Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
People have asked, I nod politely but I would never answer their phone. I think it is rediculous!

#15050 - 10/07/02 06:59 PM Re: answering the phone's of others....
Bjarney Offline

Registered: 04/10/02
Posts: 2561
Loc: West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
Maybe a $28 message recorder in your tool kit? Wouldn't be so bad if you forgot one here or there.

#15051 - 10/08/02 10:52 AM Re: answering the phone's of others....
mamills Offline

Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 739
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
Of course, Murphy's law being what it is, the phone will remain silent until you're on your hands and knees at the far end of an attic or atop a ladder (mouth full of wirenuts and hands full of tools). A homeowner would have a lot of gall to ask you to play secretary for them.

Sparky is more cordial than I would be...

Mike (mamills)

[This message has been edited by mamills (edited 10-08-2002).]

#15052 - 10/08/02 12:56 PM Re: answering the phone's of others....
txsparky Offline

Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 578
Loc: Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
Quote them your answering service rates per minute of each call if the job is quoted.If you there by the hour strike up a conversation with the caller


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