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Samsung 3 or 4 OR the Iphone 5s

I need a mobile phone for work and am debating, help me choose please [more inside]
posted by ladoo on Nov 16, 2013 - 12 answers

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

Help, I sound like an intern.

How do I sound older (35+) on conference calls? [more inside]
posted by mochapickle on May 5, 2013 - 16 answers

I'm the idiot on the phone help line that can't help you

I'm being forced to answer phones at work. I have NO clue and NO ability how to do this and I have to start NOW. How do I make this situation less horrible? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2013 - 26 answers

Why is a brand-new smartphone worth the money?

How do you use your smartphone to actually improve your life/work? How would you persuade someone upgrading is worthwhile with real-life examples? [more inside]
posted by likeyoubutme on Aug 31, 2012 - 35 answers

Remote Management

How do I win friends and influence people when I don't know what they look like? My new job requires me to manage client projects remotely. Most of my time with clients is spent either in conference calls, one-on-one phone calls, or communicating through email and Basecamp. I usually have no idea what these people look like. As a project manager I need to keep the client moving towards the finish line by making decisions quickly and getting things done on time. My question is two fold: 1) How do I motivate and influence a team that works for another organization?, and 2) How do I best do this being remote? I am looking for techniques and tools that will help me be an effective, remote, 3rd party project manager. If it matters I work for a Software as a Service company. My clients are implementing our software on their websites. The client may or may not have a dedicated project manager. Help me drive things forward!
posted by jasondigitized on Apr 20, 2012 - 15 answers

Etiquette regarding followups after an interview? Found an awesome job, but don't want to seem pushy.

I found a job that I would really like to get, but the company is being slow in making a decision. [more inside]
posted by digitaldraco on Feb 1, 2012 - 10 answers

Work wants to give me a mobile (cell) phone. How do I make this work most effectively without having to carry two phones everywhere I go?

Work wants to give me a mobile (cell) phone. How do I make this work most effectively without having to carry two phones everywhere I go? [more inside]
posted by ranglin on Nov 18, 2010 - 16 answers

Cheap, yet functional phone system.

So, I'm setting up a small office (3-4 stations). The roadblock I'm running into is the phone system, or lack thereof. My client would rather not drop three grand on it - understandably - but, this limits my options. Any suggestions? Used is fine, but I'm having trouble tracking one down locally. Thanks, in advance. [more inside]
posted by converge on Sep 14, 2010 - 10 answers

What are the privacy issues for a work and personal smartphone all in one?

My work will reimburse me for the purchase of a smartphone plus $40 per month for service. If I use the smartphone for work email, personal email, personal web surfing, and personal phone calls, how private are my personal communications and activities? [more inside]
posted by pitseleh on Jun 19, 2010 - 15 answers

I am terrified of talking on the phone but my job responsibilities will require me to do so.

I have a near-pathological fear of talking to strangers on the phone. My expanded job duties will soon include calling clients. How do I get past this fear? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2009 - 27 answers

Lock in low toner prices! And I did! And I was scammed! Help, please.

Okay, so I fell for the copier toner scam. How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Can I still get the job?

How does this phone-interview fiasco effect my chances at getting a job? [more inside]
posted by brynna on Oct 6, 2008 - 13 answers

Getting fired on Monday, how should I handle it?

I've come to understand from co-workers as well as things that have gone on this past week, that I will be getting fired on Monday. How should I handle it? Much more after the jump. [more inside]
posted by blackout on Jul 13, 2008 - 45 answers

How to deal with obnoxious recruiters?

How do you deal with calls from recruiters who are inappropriately rude? [more inside]
posted by designmartini on Nov 21, 2007 - 19 answers

What kind of job can I get that involves working on the telephone from home and is challenging in some way?

What kind of job can I get that involves working on the telephone from home and that is challenging in some way? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Aug 18, 2007 - 15 answers

Should network administrators have their mobile phone and home internet expenses reimbursed?

Is it reasonable for a network administrator to require reimbursement for his personal mobile phone and home internet connection? [more inside]
posted by Xazeru on Jun 19, 2007 - 43 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

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

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