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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's annoying me today
Last post by Richoriginal -
People who don't know how to do my job thinking they can tell me how to do my job by stating the bleeding obvious whilst simultaneously being a bit sh!t at their job (because they're too busy trying to interfere in mine). Yes, it's press night and we've got Producer lackeys being oh so self important.

Wannabe producers are the worst I feel your pain.

I've just had to stop the show tonight (2nd time this run) because our board op isn't good enough and somehow disabled timecode.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's annoying me today
Last post by Dave Rave -
People who don't know how to do my job thinking they can tell me how to do my job by stating the bleeding obvious whilst simultaneously being a bit sh!t at their job (because they're too busy trying to interfere in mine). Yes, it's press night and we've got Producer lackeys being oh so self important.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's annoying me today
Last post by BrettWilliams -
"This user no longer uses voicemail.  Please try again later or use a different method of communication"

f*ck you. f*ck you.  f*ck you.

Speaking to people on the phone will die out in the next few years. You could see it during my last few years in journalism where trainee reporters were terrified of their desk phones. You'd ask them to chase a quote urgently on deadline and they'd come back 20 minutes later to say they'd had no response to the email they fired out.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's annoying me today
Last post by karlmark -
And, if you reply promptly to urgent emails (rather than totally ignoring them and being utterly incommunicado), then I'm sure this doesn't present a problem for anyone trying to contact you...

That said, voicemail is i pretty ubiquitous use around here.

If someone wants to get hold of me, they'll send a Skype message. If they send an email I'll get round to it when I'm ready. There is no need to leave a voicemail or send an email marked as urgent. Even worse is sending an urgent email with a read receipt; I will then ignore it.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's annoying me today
Last post by Jose M -
Who does use voicemail these days? I can't remember the last time I checked voice.messages. maybe it's just me.

And, if you reply promptly to urgent emails (rather than totally ignoring them and being utterly incommunicado), then I'm sure this doesn't present a problem for anyone trying to contact you...

That said, voicemail is i pretty ubiquitous use around here.