Well I guess I'm in the clear: I love my job (it's one of 'Canada's Best 50 Employers') so I don't intend on changing jobs (if I did, I wouldn't be sending out resumés with an old phone number anyway).Originally Posted by pacific breeze
So a potential employer, or bureaucrat calling you about something significant, would just have to assume that the number indeed belonged to you, despite the fact that people move constantly and often do not forward or update their new contant info.
And bureaucrat--you mean government? I don't know how often the government calls you (and I wouldn't want to know why), but the only time the government called me was like 10 years ago and it was for something regarding the Canadian Census. So one call from the government in my lifetime doesn't justify it for me leaving my name in my voice mail to people who I've personally given my number to--only I have given my number to you, so we both know/are aware of each other. Besides, I guess I'm not that important enough to call cos the Cdn gov't always just send me correspondance by mail in the brown window envelopes (Revenue Canada, GST refund, etc...).
The messages I get are from my boyfriend, friends and professionals leaving vms to confirm my appointments (e.g. dentist, spa massage, etc...)--they leave a vm for me just fine. One person's justification cannot be ruled for EVERYONE cos my work (thank God) in the travel industry ends when I finish at 5pm. Sharp.
Reeeally? I'll leave a message at the correct number you gave me whether it's your voice or none (e.g. music, which I will just press the # key to fast fwd). As long as I know I left a message at the number you gave me (further verified when I dbl check w/ the # on my screen), I did my part.most people will NOT leave a message of any significance unless they know for certain that the person it is intended for lives there.
My girlfriend who lived alone had a, "We're not able to come to the phone now, etc..." which I thought was smart when she 1st told me about it.
Besides, it's just a message. If they want to leave one, leave one, if not, fine *shrugs shoulders*. I don't think I'm a message a away from winning a winfall of money!