I can’t count the number of times people don’t call me back. For instance, a majority of the customers I have won’t call me back. Vendors, like Symantec/Veritas, won’t call me back.
I can’t be the only ones who think this. In fact, I have had many friends call me (as evidenced by caller ID) who don’t leave a message. What did they want? I try and think of when I don’t leave a message, like, “I‘ll try them on their cell,“ or ”I just wanted to ask them a question, I’ll just send them an e-mail.“ But that’s different. Friends just wanting to chat or whatever are pretty much exempt. But what about a business?
I think voice mail, which used to be quite useful, is quickly becoming some kind of unspoken plausible deniability for slacking. ”I never got the message.“