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What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

Well, my co-worker left his cell phone on his desk and went somewhere or another. There is a sign out board where you are supposed to write in where you are going, but I checked the board, and he didn't put where he was going. His wife kept calling and calling over and over and over again constantly. Finally, another co-worker pulled the battery from the phone...Then the land line started to ring, so several people picked up to try to explain that he wasn't here, but every time, his wife would just hang up before anyone got a word in. What would you do in this situation?
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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

turn the ringer on the phone down or off?
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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

Just be happy he hasn't reported you for posting 33,000 times on DVD Talk.
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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

Enable the cell phone again. Next time the wife calls, ask if she can come down and identify the body. Then hang up abruptly and destroy the phone.
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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

Turn the cell phone back on. Get a female co-worker to answer it and say "Who is this? I'm his girlfriend! What do you mean 'you're his wife!'" Then hang up, pull the battery from the phone, and take his land line off the hook.

Seriously though, I would just put the battery back in the cell and try to get his wife to start calling it again. Then just put it on vibrate and put it in his desk or something.
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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

If I had a wife like that I would disappear and not tell anyone where I was going, too.

But yeah, I've pulled the batteries out of co-workers' cell phones before.
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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

Volume down, note on desk ("Turned your ringer off. Check cell phone calls.")
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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

i did this one for a co-worker. her daughter just kept calling her cell phone during lunch. i think she left it there on accident. i just turned it off. it was disruptive and annoying.
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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

Call the wife back from the cell phone or the office phone and tell her he's away. (or some of the other more creative conversation starters listed above)
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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

Turn it off and/or pull the battery depending on the phone

This is just yet another reason I hate cell phones and the annoying ass people that call and call and call and call because I HAVE TO TALK TO YOU NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AARRRGGHHhhh.......
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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

I think it goes beyond that, though. Seems like some not-so-happy times in that marriage if she's going to be like that. Either way, I'd be embarrassed if obvious bad communication between me and my wife was apparent to everyone in the office.
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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

Treesa said to flush it down the toilet.

Problem solved.

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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

I don't know about you, but I'd immediately make a post on DVD Talk about it.
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Hey! I have an ingrown hair on my buttocks! Are you saying I should post a thread on it?
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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

Only if your co-worker's wife is calling you about it non-stop.
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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

I WISH!

She said won't call me back until I have it removed.
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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

In that case, no.

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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

Turn down the ringer. If you can't do that to the work phone, I would take the handset off or disconnect the phone altogether. I can't stand when people are called over and over and over again.
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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

One of my supervisors left her phone in her office adjacent to mine while she was in a long meeting when it starting ringing non stop. That was bad enough but her ring tone was that Single Ladies song. I had to weigh the consequences of shutting off a supervisor's phone without permission or shooting myself in the head. I'm still here.
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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

Originally Posted by xraybies View Post
One of my supervisors left her phone in her office adjacent to mine while she was in a long meeting when it starting ringing non stop. That was bad enough but her ring tone was that Single Ladies song. I had to weigh the consequences of shutting off a supervisor's phone without permission or shooting myself in the head. I'm still here.


So what did the supervisor say when they came back and found their phone off?



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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

Originally Posted by D.Pham00 View Post
What would you do in this situation?
I would wait for the poll so you can tell me how to answer
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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

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Just be happy he hasn't reported you for posting 33,000 times on DVD Talk.
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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

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Just be happy he hasn't reported you for posting 33,000 times on DVD Talk.
not really, 32,999 were ipads
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Re: What would you do when a co-worker's phone won't stop ringing?

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I WISH!

She said won't call me back until I have it removed.
does TREESA know you keep calling your co-worker non-stop?

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