Friday, March 6, 2009

WHAT I HATE TODAY: Your daily dose of negative energy

Today I hate businesses that don’t have voicemail. Isn’t this a known technology? I have voicemail at my house, for dog’s sake. Leaving a message with a receptionist makes me feel like I’ve time-warped back to 1955, with a secretary wearing cat’s-eye glasses and a beehive hairdo laboriously misspelling my name on a pink message slip with “WHILE YOU WERE OUT” printed at the top (and the “Not Important” box checked).

1 comment:

  1. I have a friend who worked for a company that still used the pink slips. They would send handwritten memos to clients. That's right folks, handwritten memos. This company also distributed internal paper memos to alert the staff to important emails. AND, consultants were not provided laptops for traveling- the admin staff would print out all of their emails for the day and fax them to the consultant's hotel!!! Talk about Flintstone-era communication skills...