Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dear Student,

Thank you for your multiple phone calls this morning. By my count you called my office more than 15 times today between the hours of 8 am and 10:30 am. That does not include the calls you made to the administrative assistant who brought me all of your frantic messages; messages you could not leave on my voicemail. (I know this because you would call, hang up when you got my voicemail message, and immediately call back multiple times in a row). I know I should have picked up the phone but when I am with a student I do not answer the phone for another student. This is a courtesy I would also give to you, were you the student in my office.

Unfortunately, we do not currently have a frequent caller program. You do not get special benefits, special treatment, or a free class for being a frequent caller. The reward we can offer you is a very frustrated advisor and administrative assistant who now recognize your phone number and will not pick up when you call. You get to leave a message and as always I will return your call as soon as I can.