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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 04:18 PM

If you're on speakerphone, please close your door. If you don't have an office,

get off speakerphone.

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Reply If you're on speakerphone, please close your door. If you don't have an office, (Original post)
Bertha Venation Mar 2012 OP
kcass1954 Mar 2012 #1
auburngrad82 Mar 2012 #2
hamsterjill Mar 2012 #3
avebury Mar 2012 #4
benld74 Mar 2012 #7
HopeHoops Mar 2012 #5
Wait Wut Mar 2012 #6

Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 04:49 PM

1. You've obviously been to my office.

I'm not the guilty party. But it drives me nuts. I've tried leaving a copy of speakerphone etiquette on various desks, to no avail. My co-workers don't think it's rude.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 04:53 PM

2. I just yelled out the door "Get a life!"

If you didn't hear it then it must not be me you're talking about.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 05:03 PM

3. Hee hee - I had a good comeback once.

Used to work in the main office of a company owned by one of the biggest Republican shills in Texas. The brother of the owner was constantly blabbering on the phone loud as could - to the point that it was hard for any of us cubicle rats to concentrate.

I mentioned this to my supervisor and she said she couldn't do anything.

I was reasonably on speaking terms with the brother. He wasn't quite the jerk that his rich sibling is. One day, he was ordering some fishing equipment and gave his credit card information over the speaker phone. When he got off the phone, I walked into his office and read back his credit card number to him, then handed him the paper on which I'd written the number.

THAT took care of him. He closed his door from then on!

Morale of the story - if the person is a Republican, you have to somehow relate your request to money!

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 05:09 PM

4. LOL! nt

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:24 PM

7. I'm a bit different than most,,,

I would have gotten the name of the company, called them back, and doubled or tripled the order on him.
THen hear the story about it,,,,,,

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 05:20 PM

5. "So, Madge, did you ever get rid of that killer dingleberry?"

 

D'OH!

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 05:39 PM

6. Speakerphones are horrible.

I have a hard time hearing some vocal tones. I have a customer that works in a public office that ALWAYS calls me on speakerphone. I say "I'm sorry, could you repeat that" about 5 times per conversation. She eventually lets out this heavy sigh and takes me off.

Edit: Forgot to mention I've been working with her for 10 years. You'd think she'd get it by now.

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