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Old 02-27-2009, 07:10 AM   #21
 
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I think a couple things bug me about this: obviously not asking first is wrong. He doesn't usually do things without talking to me about it. He just didn't think this would be a big deal.

The other thing that bugs me is that I give out this number as my personal number. So, if someone (doctor, dentist, potential jobs, friends, whatev) call, the message they'll hear is "This is DH with the blah blah company."

Anywho, we reached an agreement. He already had business cards printed up with our home number on them (), so we're just going to use the pre-recorded message that where the auto voice says "you've reached 555-5555."

Thanks for your input.
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:17 AM   #22
 
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Anywho, we reached an agreement. He already had business cards printed up with our home number on them (), so we're just going to use the pre-recorded message that where the auto voice says "you've reached 555-5555."
That's what we did when my ex and I lived together and he worked from home and used our home number as his main office line. They picked up the phone bill so I didn't care that my name wasn't associated with the phone at all. If I was home and he was traveling, I just didn't answer it if I didn't recognize the caller. Neither of us used the phone much so it wasn't an issue.

If I were your husband, though, I would change the listing so it was in his name - it seems weird to me that he could call people from his 'office line' and it would come up under your name.
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Old 02-28-2009, 03:19 PM   #23
 
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Personal life and business shouldn't mix.
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I work from home and have one mobile phone and no landline. This saves me money and is more convenient, but the drawback is that clients will abuse the 24/7 access. I had one client do that to me this afternoon by texting me with a non-emergency request at 2:30 on a Saturday afternoon.

You can bet that if I had a company willing to pay for a separate line, I would be taking them up on it.
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