I need a mobile phone for work and am debating, help me choose please [more inside]
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]
How do I sound older (35+) on conference calls? [more inside]
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]
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]
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!
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
How does this phone-interview fiasco effect my chances at getting a job? [more inside]
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]
How do you deal with calls from recruiters who are inappropriately rude? [more inside]
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]
Is it reasonable for a network administrator to require reimbursement for his personal mobile phone and home internet connection? [more inside]
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]
Centrex/CustoPAK vs. Other Phone Systems: Should I get one? [more inside]
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]
I need a phone system for a small (1-5) person business. [+] [more inside]