For sarcasm. The guy that texted me at 12:30 in the morning works at a local grocery store. I'm tempted to text him late at night to complain about the price of eggs or ask if the grapes are on sale.

Jay Weekley wrote:
Step it up Steve.

That One Guy /sarcasm wrote:

I just can't win :-(

On Dec 1, 2016 8:39 PM, "Brandon Yuchasz" < <>> wrote:

    I expected more Sarcasm. But thanks for the reply anyway. We are
    small still by most standards and I still go on every install so
    generally customers feel they know me a little. That relationship
    is of course a good thing.  Some texts of course I don’t mind
     like “ hey the internet has been dropping off today but comes
    back” it’s the shitty attitudes that they would never give me in a
    phone call that generally piss me off..

    *From:*Af [
    <>] *On Behalf Of *That One Guy /sarcasm
    *Sent:* Thursday, December 01, 2016 8:31 PM
    *To:* <>
    *Subject:* Re: [AFMUG] Customers texting cell phones "hey my
    internet isn; t working"

    We call into the office and call the customers from there DID or
    something to avoid it. But it happens.

    When a customer has my cell, ive given it to them on occasion for
    troubleshooting and most of my contract service have my work and

    As long as they dont abuse it, I handle their business (facebook
    is becoming popular for customers to contact me, which is odd
    because my face book is private and highly offensive)

    Once they abuse it, they get a couple "call the office"s then they
    get ignored.

    Like right now there is a voicemail from a contract services
    customer i haven't even listened to from two days ago.

    I do prefer all communications voice or digital go through work
    channels, or phones are recorded and all the digital stuff is
logged on company owned assets. Better in the long term for liability.

    On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 8:25 PM, Jim Bouse [Brazos WiFi]
    < <>> wrote:

    I respond with “The support number is: 979-985-5912

    Short and sweet (maybe not sweet).  Often, I am on call in the
    evenings so I end up answering the support call but It is customer
    training.  I don’t want people calling/texting my personal
    cellphone and then getting pissed off that I don’t respond in a
    timely manner (vacation or whatnot) when I have paid support staff
    at the office. Additionally, if they call my cellphone, I tell
    them the same thing.  The sales and support number is: X.  I will
    be happy to help you there.

    We record 100% of the business calls due to some he-said/she-said
    incidents.  I don’t talk business on the personal cellphone unless
    the call is routed through the PBX.

    Jim Bouse


    Mobile IT Pro - Brazos WiFi

    979-985-5912 <tel:%28979%29%20985-5912> <>

    *From:* Af [
    <>] *On Behalf Of *Brandon Yuchasz
    *Sent:* Thursday, December 01, 2016 8:19 PM
    *To:* <>
    *Subject:* [AFMUG] Customers texting cell phones "hey my internet
    isn; t working"

    Wondering if anyone else has dealt with this and if so what they
    used as a solution.

    I am getting more and more texts from customers as time goes on.
    They get my cell phone number at some point when I call them or
    from a friend or who knows but they hold onto it.

    Instead of emailing the tech support or calling in they send me a
    text to my cell phone.  “hey my internet isn’t working” . I don’t
    know who the hell they are of course since its just some random
    number with no context. So Then I am faced with ignoring the text
    or replying. “ I’m sorry but I don’t know who this is from can you
    please give me additional information. “

    Text back and forth over the next 15 minutes reveal they have the
    wireless turned off on their computer or the router took a shit or
    they are off line. Regardless it’s annoying, I have considered
    asking them not to text my cell phone and instead call or email
    but half the time they are still going to get me. That’s not
    ideal. Please don’t text my cell phone instead use our online
    contact option or call us at…. 5 minutes later I get a call that
    forwards to my cell phone not ideal.  although that is changing
    and hopefully in the next 6 months I won’t be doing any tech
    support calls anymore.

    How do you guys deal with this from a company standpoint.

    Just so everyone realizes it… this is at least 65% rant so sarcasm
    and honest real feedback are both welcome.

    If you only see yourself as part of the team but you don't see
    your team as part of yourself you have already failed as part of
    the team.

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