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How to deal with hours worked on my days off

I work full-time in an office of a half-dozen people (in Ontario, Canada if it is relevant). One of the duties in my current job is to reply to general emails to my company's main address and to check the general voice mail... if someone calls after hours or chooses not to be put through to an individual, they can still leave a voice mail on the main number, and the main email is info@[business].ca which gets maybe five or ten questions a day. At the request of my boss, I do these things a couple of times a day, including on weekends and holidays. I am fine with this and I understand the reasoning - sometimes people write or call with a time-sensitive question. This usually takes me ten minutes a day tops (once in while there is a bigger thing and it may be an hour on those days), but it seems not entirely fair that I do this with zero compensation for having to be available for work on my days off. How best to negotiate what might be a better arrangement for this? Or should I even bother? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2013 - 10 answers

 

Best/cheapest internet cellphone solutions!

Need some solutions for temporary cell phone re-routing. Thinking Google Voice might be the solution somehow but looking for brainstorms. [more inside]
posted by amanda on Oct 21, 2012 - 6 answers

I've got a few hangups.

Should I ignore occasional--maybe accidental--hangups from a former coworker? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 - 33 answers

Help me Pimp my international business phone network... OF DOOM!

Help me prepare and organize my business phone network utilizing a Landline/Fax (copper-USA), Iphone (AT&T), Skype, Google Voice, etc (other services?) as optimally as possible. I want viable international business line(s) I can easily express on a Business Card. PS, I have to connect with Fiji as cheaply as possible. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Aug 8, 2011 - 1 answer

12 people, 1 phone message

I'm looking for a way for a dozen people to call the same phone number at the same time and get the same message, which I have as an mp3 or wav file. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on May 20, 2010 - 7 answers

Stop lying to me, phone!

How can I rid my office phone of an (incorrect) persistent "You Have VoiceMail" alert? [more inside]
posted by stepheno on Jul 22, 2009 - 7 answers

How to get a certain non-800 phone number to FAX & voicemail?

How to get a specific non-800 phone number to FAX & voicemail? [more inside]
posted by ggruschow on Dec 8, 2008 - 3 answers

Ready to go POTS-less. Need good voicemail.

I'm looking for a good personal voicemail service that can replace a home phone number. [more inside]
posted by dammitjim on Sep 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Easy and cheap voice mail solution please!

My small business needs a permanent phone number with several easily customizable voice mail boxes. [more inside]
posted by my homunculus is drowning on Jun 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Voicemail to RSS Embed - What are my options?

Is there a service that will allow me to seamlessly embed a recorded voicemail into an RSS feed? [more inside]
posted by stuboo on Mar 27, 2008 - 6 answers

Corporate Voicemail on the Cheap.

What's the cheapest/easiest/best way to implement a corporate voicemail system for a small organization? [more inside]
posted by mikespez on Jul 31, 2007 - 6 answers

Vendors who supply voicemail as mp3's?

Suggestions for a voicemail or IVR (Interactive Voice Response) vendor, capable of saving/converting messages as .mp3 files? [more inside]
posted by avoision on Jul 19, 2007 - 2 answers

Help me come out of the cell phone dark ages

I have an old cell phone...a Samsung SCH-T300 to be exact...but it has one feature that I haven't seen on any other new phone...or maybe I just haven't been looking hard enough. It has a sort of built-in answering machine. That is, instead of going to voicemail (which is on Verizon's server), it goes to an "answering machine" that's *on* the phone itself. This lets me do two things: I can actually listen to people's messages *as* they leave them and answer the phone if I choose, and I can listen to voicemail even when I have no signal (since it's stored on the phone). Help me mefi! Are there any current phones that have this feature?
posted by edjusted on Jan 8, 2007 - 4 answers

Online dating mysteries explained (hopefully)

This question is for women who have used online dating : What are your most common reasons for breaking off an email exchange with a man who you met through online dating? Also, once you have given the man your phone number, and he calls you, what are your most common reasons for not returning the phone call? [more inside]
posted by kenoshakid on Dec 13, 2006 - 41 answers

How can I setup my own voice mail system?

How can I set up my own voice mail service? I want to set up something where people buy/rent phone numbers from me and setup voice mail greetings for their friends to hear when they call. How do I go about procuring multiple phone numbers in multiple area codes like "gotVmail" and similar services do? How do I setup voice mail to email? Basically, I want to set up a service like "gotVmail" without 99% of the bells and whistles. Can I do this with asterisk? Any insight into this is well appreciated.
posted by Ezrie on Oct 26, 2006 - 5 answers

Why are my deleted voicemail messages being resurrected?

Why are my deleted voicemail messages being resurrected? [more inside]
posted by geeky on May 2, 2006 - 5 answers

How do I make my 2 phone lines play nicely?

I've never had a landline -- just a mobile for the past decade. I got married last year, and the little lady has a landline. We need one where we live, since there's no mobile service. So I forward my calls to the home line when I'm home. The problem is that if I don't answer the phone, the voice mail service doesn't work. How can I make these two work together? [more inside]
posted by waldo on Apr 12, 2006 - 9 answers

mp3 greeting?

how can i set an audio file on my computer as my voicemail greeting [more inside]
posted by christy on Mar 10, 2006 - 2 answers

MP3 my voicemails

I want to turn my voicemails into MP3s [more inside]
posted by seawallrunner on Nov 9, 2005 - 10 answers

Advanced RAZR call forwarding setup?

Phone experts: How do I quickly change call forwarding options on my RAZR v3? Also, how do I forward to a line with an extension? [more inside]
posted by designbot on Oct 4, 2005 - 5 answers

Centrex vs. Other Office Phone Systems

Centrex/CustoPAK vs. Other Phone Systems: Should I get one? [more inside]
posted by jeb on Sep 30, 2005 - 1 answer

How do I save my voicemail forever?

How do you get a voicemail off your cell phone and recorded for posterity? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2005 - 9 answers

Operator, oh could you help me place this call?

What exactly is this device, and can I/how do I/what do I need to get it to work as the voicemail/multiple phone line server I think it is? [more inside]
posted by fandango_matt on May 9, 2005 - 9 answers

Tidewater Four Ten-Oh-Nine

I need a phone system for a small (1-5) person business. [+] [more inside]
posted by fandango_matt on Mar 16, 2005 - 15 answers

How can I combine mp3s and deliver them via MMS with a web interface?

ServerSideResearchFilter: A friend, who is a prominent Australian comedic voice talent, would like to dynamically stitch together disparate mp3s through a web interface and convert the resulting mp3 to suitable delivery for mobile phone voicemail recordings via MMS. While i can conceptualise the web interace and preview mechanism through flash, I am clueless to how the backend would work.

So, what specific technolgies should i enquire into to make this dream a reality (i am aware this kind of application development would be pricey), and also, are there any sites that you know of doing this at the moment?
posted by elphTeq on Dec 1, 2004 - 7 answers

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