I'm debating changing my voicemail

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

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Should I change my voicemail?

  1. Yes, Rick Rolling clients is bad

    91.7%
  2. No, Important people need to laugh too!

    8.3%
  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!"
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    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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