A few years ago I was a contract project manager. I never set up the voicemail. Email is way easier. Instant messaging is way easier and faster. If I’m busy when you message me I may ask you to send an email instead.
I confess. I don’t know the password for my current voicemail. I keep it written down in a secret place for when I need it. In the two plus years in my role I’ve had about 10 voice mails. Nine of these were from the facilities management team telling me about office closures. The other one came from someone who was reaching out to help me with a technical issue. It took me several minutes to find my password and listen to the message. They let me know they called. They would call back again. NOOOO!!!!
It’s okay to call me. If I pick up, then we’re good. If I don’t pick up, hang up and send an email. It’s the kind thing to do. Voice mail is cruel and unusual punishment.
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