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

usually....

" 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


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#15048 - 10/07/02 08:14 AM Re: answering the phone's of others....  
Trainwire  Offline
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You answer it in your best mideastern accent.

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#15049 - 10/07/02 08:08 PM Re: answering the phone's of others....  
Electricmanscott  Offline
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People have asked, I nod politely but I would never answer their phone. I think it is rediculous!


#15050 - 10/07/02 09:59 PM Re: answering the phone's of others....  
Bjarney  Offline
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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 01:52 PM Re: answering the phone's of others....  
mamills  Offline
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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 03:56 PM Re: answering the phone's of others....  
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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 [Linked Image]


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