- May 22, 2008
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I used to be obsessed about answering the phone. I would answer it 24/7. Around year 10, I decided it really was ok to not be in bondage by the phone. One of the main reasons I'm able to walk away or go to town without forwarding it to my cell is the increase of robo & solicitation calls. It's not unusual for us to get 10-15 of these a day. We get so many of them that I find my phone answering voice to be not quite as upbeat as it used to be. More often than not, it's a solicitation call. It wears me down. It interrupts what I'm doing. It takes me away from taking care of my guests.
There has to be a quality of life where you're not afraid to sit down at a restaurant on those rare times you're able to go out and be interrupted by calls that want you to be on the 1st page of google..
Just got back from an outing with other innkeepers. 2 of them had their phones on the table and kept checking messages.Breakfast Diva said:There has to be a quality of life where you're not afraid to sit down at a restaurant on those rare times you're able to go out and be interrupted by calls that want you to be on the 1st page of google.
It's the times we live in. Everyone is available to everyone 24/7. We're stepping out of that flow and into the shallow, quiet waters. This works for us. More time to tango.
10 to 7. Those are the new office hours.