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answering the phone's of others.... #15047
10/07/02 06:21 AM
10/07/02 06:21 AM
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sparky  Offline OP
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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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Re: answering the phone's of others.... #15048
10/07/02 07:14 AM
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Trainwire  Offline
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You answer it in your best mideastern accent.

"ello, Iraqi embassy, Tehran" [Linked Image]

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

Re: answering the phone's of others.... #15050
10/07/02 08:59 PM
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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.

Re: answering the phone's of others.... #15051
10/08/02 12:52 PM
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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).]

Re: answering the phone's of others.... #15052
10/08/02 02:56 PM
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txsparky  Offline
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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 [Linked Image]


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