One has to wonder at the reaction. This may come as a shocker to some, but the job market out there is pretty rough at the moment, and for all anyone knows the other party had possible interviews, possible job fairs, anything. The email could have also been mistyped; maybe it was supposed to read "I'll call when YOU'RE available." There's never been a mistake made while typing before, has there?
Another thing that's been noticed is this is very much a case of "Do as I say", etc. Everyone is so busy, Caller ID and Voice Mail are nice tools to have, but if YOU make a phone call, well, the other party better damn well be available for YOU to speak with, regardless of what they may be doing.
It's a double edged sword. And here's a newsflash: EVERYONE is busy these days. Working, trying to work, looking for ways to try and work. Everyone is busy, everyone has only a certain amount of time.
Me? Conversations like this make me wonder how in the world anything got done back in the 1950's or 60's. People were busy then, too, but gee, they had time to take a call or return one.
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