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Subject:Re: Cases for telecommuting/working remotely From:Brian Gordon <elasticsoul2003 -at- yahoo -dot- ca> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Thu, 17 Aug 2006 09:20:27 -0700 (PDT)
I also work at a software development company employing ~80 people. When our receptionist became ill, the call went out for volunteers to answer the phone during lunch, and various people stepped up, including developers. Honestly, I think you're being taken advantage of. Don't enable selfishness and lack of consideration!! :-)
All the best,
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From: Melissa Nelson <melmis36 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 8:42:39 AM
Subject: Re: Cases for telecommuting/working remotely
I too answer the phones. We are a small office and our "Receptionist" is
also our Office Manager/HR Lady, therefore she is often away or too busy to
answer the phone. This task is supposed to fall to EVERYONE in the office,
however there seems to be some hidden requirement somewhere that developers
do not answer the phone. :) So it usually falls to me or the Finance ladies.
I do not mind answering the phone or the door or whatever I need to answer,
but I do sometimes mind the developers who refuse to answer it. I kind of
lost it one day when two of them were chit chatting next to a ringing phone
and I twisted my ankle running down the hall to answer the phone they were
standing by! That is the only time I really complained about it.