Todd M. Gemskie replied to the topic Out Of Office Alerts Are Killing Telework Teleworking in the forum Human Resources 8 years, 11 months ago
If you are working, regardless of where, you are never out of office if you have a blackberry tied in to your email. Anyone who sends you an email probably isn’t relying on you being at your desk. It’s really hard to think of a time to use “out of office reply” unless you are gone on leave that would render someone unavailable. So, the only real time that “out of office reply” should be used is when you’re NOT working, because you’ll still get email. Now, leaving a message on your office desk phone notifying people to contact you via mobile phone is appropriate anytime you’re out of the office. But that’s my generic outgoing message, “I’m out, so please call my mobile phone to ensure I get your message and can reply in a timely manner” So…unless on leave, you’re never “out of the office” with mobile devices as we have today…we carry our offices with us!