I hate the sound of your voice.
September 16, 2009 11:30 AM Subscribe
I don't want people to leave me messages. What's the best way to say this in my outgoing message?
posted by thebazilist to Human Relations (43 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like my voicemail to be a polite- and professional-sounding version of the following:
"Hi, this is Thebazilist. You can leave me a message, but I'll probably get back to you faster if you text me or e-mail me at [my e-mail address]."
Normally I shouldn't care if it sounded snarky, but I'm applying for jobs right now.
When I call places like Jetblue, they're always interrupting my hold to tell me that I should go to their website instead. Will my message be annoying? Should I not even do this?
(Reasons: it just takes a lot of time to check voicemail, and also I feel that "tug" of guilt or obligation more when I know I'm going to have to hear someone's voice needing something from me. I know, I'm terrible.)
I already know about things like Callwave, but right now I want to try to work this "free" option.