Efficient Sunday – Time Management: Contact by Telephone
After high school first worked on a casual basis with demonstrations.
The area manager that I reported to had set a rule in her home.
Phone was turned off at 6pm.
Remember calling only to get no answer & no machine picked up either.
The next time I spoke with her told her this & she replied her phone rings all day for work.
So, it is shut off for the evening.
With cell replacing traditional landlines; it’s taken for granted that calls are anytime.
Few years back I was bothered with this.
These weren’t even urgent client requests or I was out trying to enjoy a free evening.
Suggestion given was don’t answer.
If I did to simply state : I’m sorry but you’ve called outside business hours. Please call back when we open. Thank-you and to let them go.
Unless urgent or it is requested; I never call business contacts on weekends or late evenings.
If I do, I always apologize for taking their time & that I will be as quick as possible.
Since then have switched to a Business Line that is only reachable during Bankers Hours.
Check voicemail every few hours in case of important call.