Don't annoy co-workers with the intercom

If you’re calling people within your office on the same phone system, don’t use the intercom. When people do that to me, here’s my view of that person:

“Hi, I’m more important than anything you’re doing. You need to listen to me NOW.”

You’ve got to be kidding me.

Just call someone how you normally should. If they don’t answer, leave a message or email them. When they get the time, they’ll get back to you. If it’s really that urgent, shouldn’t you just see them in person?

Don’t pin them in the corner, or else they’ll make it hard on you in the future.

Oh yeah, don’t forget to smile!

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan is a Community Guardian at Automattic. He's also a photographer, card magician, and cat whisperer. (Thanks to my friend and colleague Steve Blythe for the sweet photo!)

2 thoughts on “Don't annoy co-workers with the intercom”

  1. Clearly I work in a very diffrent company then yours (the entire office thing). That’s pretty much the only way we contact people in the store (X please call 267).

    I could see how it would become annoying real quick in a office though.

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  2. Ohh, well that’s different. Paging people is fine if someone isn’t in their office. But if I’m alone in my office, then the phone beeps once: “Bryan?” That ticks me off.

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