By stupid voicemails - 28/04/2013 09:09 - United States - Lahaina
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Rule number 1 : Remember to always check your voicemail before you start applying to jobs.
#21, #26, #33, #38 I have to say that i am happy that we don't have you guys at my work place. I have bruno lazy song on my voice mail & i sort of make 40 to 60 $ an hour & if i was calling OP then we all staff should have taken it in a fun way. However an employee is not bound to have to change his living style at personal level. Just he/she should be doing their job professionally. Unless its a company's cell phone & cell number given clients, then yes after getting hired he should change it. P.S anyone can miss number of calls, you just don't decide through their funny voice mail. But OP be a little sharp next time. If you are expecting a call lol
Why should I take a juvenile recording in a fun way? I'm looking to hire someone, not deal with immature people. If you don't have the attention to detail to change your phone message when you know employers are going to call you, you don't have the attention to detail to work for me. Sorry.
As management who is often on hiring committees, let me say this. I am not going to wait through a five minute idiotic phone message in order to tell someone they're hired. In this economy it's a buyers market. When we post a single minimum wage + 25c/hr job on the government job search website we often have over 50 apps in before the close of business. So we pretty much look for any reason to drop someone from the shortlist. Perfumed paper? File 13. Misspelled words on resume? Welcome to the shredder. Five minute phone mesasge before I can even leave one? Seeya. It's all about triage and getting that number of resumes down to a reasonable manageable size.
See, it does matter that it's a buyers market. That thing you have on your resume that you think makes you special? There's at least a couple other people with the same thing also applying. Who don't make me wait through a five minute message when I try to hire them.
Your FML should be titled 'stupid me'. The voicemail didn't record itself; that would be like saying that guns kill people.
Valuable life lesson: When you want to be seen as an adult, able to accept the responsibility for an adult job, make sure your voicemail message doesn't contain fart sounds and sounds professional, and set up a specific email address for business purposes so you can keep track of replies. Oh, and please make it something other than "[email protected]"