I'm debating changing my voicemail

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mirage, Jul 14, 2008.


Should I change my voicemail?

  1. Yes, Rick Rolling clients is bad

  2. No, Important people need to laugh too!

  1. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    My voicemail is currently pretty much a Rick Roll. It starts at the chorus "Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down" etc. I never talk during it. The song just stops after the chorus and you hear a BEEP.

    (45 seconds in for those of you who are new here...)

    YouTube - Rick Roll

    The problem is that I do freelance web development and graphic design for clients who call periodically. Do I risk it and hope I can get to the phone in time or do I resort to a normal voicemail?


    I'm leaning towards changing it unless I am talked out of it.

  2. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    If it's an important phone call then yes do change it, it's more professional to have a normal voicemail. When I first got my cell phone, I did a funny voice mail, but then I realise that I have a lot of clients now so I need to be more professional so I did a normal voice mail. You should do the same.
  3. icegoat63

    icegoat63 Son of Liberty V.I.P. Lifetime

    lmao... why didnt I think to incorporate a Rick Roll in my voicemail. I may have to edit mine now. Maybe use my standard voice mail like nothing has changed and then start the Roll up.

    "Hey this is Tommy, Sorry I missed your call. Leave me a voice mail and Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down!"
    however.... Rick rolling clients is considered rather Taboo in every Business Class I've ever taken.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2008
  4. Atreyu

    Atreyu #2 New Zealander

    You should most definitly change it to you singing the chorus
  5. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    Haha me too icegoat. It hasn't happened yet because I usually answer my phone instantly but the one time I miss a call I'll feel pretty stupid having to explain that song to somebody.

    It's like driving a motorcycle at 60MPH without a helmet. It's fun as long as you don't crash.
  6. Oooh_snap

    Oooh_snap Living on the 0th floor V.I.P. Lifetime

    I guess it depends on what is more important buisness or fun. and which one you take more seriously. I think it could really compromise opportunities for you, but then maybe they aren't the typical stuck up buisness people i am used to.
  7. dDave

    dDave Guardian of the Light V.I.P.

    you should change it to yourself talking, I hate calling people and their voice mail is super annoying, yours sounds like it's the worst though ;)
  8. Vincent_Valentine

    Vincent_Valentine Studley-Do-Right

    My stance on Rick Rolling is well documented here, so my vote goes to change it.
  9. SuiGeneris

    SuiGeneris blue 3

    Definatly definatly definatly change it. You ultimately have to look at it this way; if a potential customer calls you and hears that, then you've given them one hell of a first impression. And it may not be that great of one. First impressions are 90% of the battle in any business deal, your voicemail should reflect that. It doesn't ahve to be stiff, but rick rolling a potential client could be a bad idea.
  10. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Record yourself singing the Astley song, that makes it more personalised than just a random rr.

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