What is too early?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by dented, Oct 8, 2019.

What time is appropriate to start making appointment reminder calls?

  1. 7:30am WAKE UP!!!!

    8 vote(s)
    12.1%
  2. 8:00am Had your coffee yet?

    8 vote(s)
    12.1%
  3. 8:30am Did I catch you at a bad time?

    9 vote(s)
    13.6%
  4. 9:00am You out of the can yet?

    41 vote(s)
    62.1%
  1. Manual Slim

    Manual Slim Tele-Afflicted

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    Tomorrow? Seven thirty today is a bit early. I think all of your poll options are too early.
    Hit me up at lunchtime.
     
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  2. Boil

    Boil Tele-Holic

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    No phone calls before 9 AM or after 10 PM!

    If you have aging parents I am sure you understand the anxiety that can be generated from phone calls outside that window.
     
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  3. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Reminder calls? I'm not down with reminder calls unless I've missed an appointment.
     
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    DonM Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    At a minimum 9am.
     
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  5. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    TD got it right. My son is at work @ 6:30 a.m. and working 2 7:00 a.m.
    Nurses, police, builders , all sorts of professions have to go by that .
     
  6. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Friend of Leo's

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    At 7:30 AM I'll have been at work for at least an hour.
     
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    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    I don’t accept phonecalls
     
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  8. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    Cement pourers , like my nephew, start while it's dark. The guys who get the mixer trucks going start earlier. But they get to go home at 2;30 p.m.
     
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  9. Gaz_

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    I'm on time for everything, but I am a firm believer that being 15 minutes early is a just as rude as being 15 minutes late. But early people have this concept that they're in the right. Very frustrating.

    And when my place of work says I need to arrive 15 minutes before I'm scheduled to start, they'd better be paying me.
     
  10. Jupiter

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    I don't want any calls to my house before 10am or after 7pm unless one of my kids is on fire.
     
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    Rise and shine! Up and at ‘em!
     
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    10 o clock right
     
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    No reminder calls ever. A polite and very short text the afternoon before maybe.
     
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  14. cyclopean

    cyclopean Friend of Leo's

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    yeah if someone calls me at seven am, it makes me wonder if someone died. not cool.
     
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    Anyone calls me before 9AM they are treated to a nice volley of Tourette-assisted expletives. Very bad move on their part.
    You ring my doorbell, & I turn the dog loose.
     
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    Wallo Tweed Friend of Leo's

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    i remember those days well.

    And lunch was from 12:00 to 12:30. That ment you shut down at 12 and fired back up at
    12:30.

    Yeah I remember those days well. Miss em? No freakin way!
     
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    Anything earlier than 8:30am, I'm not answering the phone so... ya'll would have to leave a message or something cause I'm in the midst of porcelain bathroom item usage, making coffee, and checking out my TDPRI while I drink my coffee ;) All other business of the day will be dealt with in order received AFTER 8:30am ;) Therefore, unless you want to leave me a message, don't call me before 8:30am cause I ain't answering the phone from no one until my official morning duties are done ;)
     
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    You're kinda like the mother of my best friend (and bass player) in high school. She was intentionally "right on the dot" or even a bit late for most appointments. Her reason?....she once said people used to keep her waiting for things, and, BY GOLLY, they were going to wait on her now, and be "taught a lesson". Classic behavior of a mild Narcissist.
    Do you ever go to a doctor's and have to wait for your appointment? Don't you hate that? Wanna know why it happens?......very often it's because the patients before you either showed up late, or took a long time filling out pre-exam paperwork. That throws every subsequent appointment behind.
    I used to work with another neon glassblower who, when we began work at 6AM felt if he was pulling into the parking lot at 6 he was on time. He consistently began actually "working" thirty to forty-five minutes after the rest of us.....thus his production level was lower than anyone else. He was eventually let go.
     
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    I'm retired now, and no I don't miss working on jobs where you could get fired because the boss happened to look at you while he was hungover. I do however have to give that type of working environment it's due for bringing in jobs on time. There were no people working on a job in those days that "coasted." It was either work hard, or go home. Also, you could not hide the fact that you didn't know what you were doing, it showed in just a few minutes whether you could cut it or not.
     
  20. Ricky D.

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    An appointment reminder is a courtesy I appreciate.

    I prefer the German tradition. On time is not a minute early or late. Punctuality indicates respect.
     
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