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''DHL Finance, Jordan speaking'' for me.
There's no way I'm saying the FULL name of the place I work. It's such a mouthful.
Are you CIMA qualified?
I just pick up the phone and say "external audit".
In my finest, Lurch-as-a-late-night-smooth-jazz-radio-DJ-or-snide-maitre-d' golden tones.
now it is [company name], [my name] speaking? Saves time, gets to the root of the issue. A lot of the time I am just passing them onto the right person anyway. I listen to colleagues doing all sorts of things, doing either good morning or afternoon (and fucking it up quite often) then telling them their whole name, department, how can I help you today, etc etc. I got tired of all that.
I do Hello [company name], [name] speaking. As well. Sometime I mix it up and add the department. If I think someone has called the wrong number and doesn't want my line. If I know the caller from the ID or number then it'll be different and more casual.
Which meant occassionally I'd mess up and say ''hello erection office?''
at one point we had to answer
"Good morning/afternoon/evening thanks for calling Blockbuster Letchworth where you can rent Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and get a 2litre bottle of Coke with popcorn all for £5 Tim speaking how can I help?"
Actually really true.
I'm surprised they haven't gone under by now
Might look to shorten it actually. Sounds a bit cheery.
Real thing should be Good morning, student & registration services, <name> speaking, how can I help you. Fuck that though.
punchy, no fucking about. I do this whatever phone I answer, office, home, work mobile, porcelain
Hi, you're through to Tom at BT. This is where the magic happens.