The dreaded withheld number! Sadly we all get those most annoying calls,hello Miss/Mr. Christian name, no introduction of whom they are or what they want; usually a survey….how old is that….often very aggressive, never listen, talking from a script…you get sick of it.
However, if you are looking to register with Johnson Underwood and send me your CV, be aware our telephone number is withheld – why? Well, it is a security measure, in case someone picks up your phone or looks over your shoulder and sees our number…then calls us to find out who we are. Yes, this happens!
We used to have a private number, we used to leave a voicemail pre-texting days and people used to call it to find out who we were! It is just disheartening when either no one picks up or if they do their voice is cross and unwelcoming. “Yes”, they say in a very dismissive tone, we have to get in quickly who we are. And don’t get me started when a partner picks up the phone, naturally, we cannot say who we are, but then get the third degree, just in case their partner is having an affair!
Oh my, we are all grown-ups, please answer the phone in a positive light…just think you might have won the lottery or even better it could be Johnson Underwood calling to offer you a job! Happy New Year Folks.