About which I really know nothing...
I’ve worked with a number of people who make it a point to change their voicemail every day.
Hi, this is Tom’s voicemail for Wednesday, October 12th. Today I’ll be in the office all day. If you’ve reached this recording, I’m on another call or away from the phone. Please leave a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
To me, this seems like a huge waste of time, unless you’re in an occupation (ie, sales) where you want every caller feel certain they’re going to get a call back the same day.
For everyone else, why take on that overhead? You know people that meticulous are going to be perfectionists about their voice message, too, and take eleven tries to get it just right.
Besides, I’ve listened to an awful lot of out-of-date daily voicemails that make me think maybe the person had died or been in an awful car accident and was now in a coma in a small out-of-the-way hospital with the staff desperately trying to locate next-of-kin so they can harvest his organs. Or something.
I’m really not sure what the point of this post was, but the I’m pretty sure the idea was better in the planning than in the execution.