Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Friendly tip

In my job I hera  a great many answering machine messages,  many are either business messages or the standard adult "leave a message... which are fine.

However there are many that are voiced by children, now I know many parents think that their children are the greatest thing in the world; however when a child says "Mommy and Daddy aren't here, leave a message"  it can end up sounding un-professional, especially if the child goes all over the place in saying this.

You never know who many be calling after all: it could be a friend, family member, or potential employer.  If it is a potential employer, depending on the content of the message, this could prevent you from getting that job you need.

Remember that answering machines are heard by all kinds of people, employers, social services, police officers, and criminals all call for one reason or another.  If a child is the voice of the answering machine, or answers the phone, then you could have all kinds of consequences that were not expected.

Answering machine messages, should be straight forward and to the point, unless you are past the point of working, then you can be creative as you want.

Just a friendly tip, from someone who has learned the lesson the hard way.

1 comment:

  1. You cannot say you have learned that lesson because you have not had children.
    However, your point is well taken.