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1. A return phone call. (In each of these usages, the term can be spelled "call-back.") I finally got a callback from the doctor's office with my test results this morning. This is an automated call-back service letting you know that your pizza is on its way.
2. An instruction to return to work, as after a layoff or suspension. Union officials are trying to secure a call-back for every factory worker affected by the layoff. The callback could see up to 2,000 government workers returning to work despite the government shutdown.
3. A recall made by a manufacturer of a defective product. If that part does in fact cause engines to overheat, then we're going to have to do a massive callback.
4. A follow-up audition or interview, as when pursuing an acting role or applying for a job. After months of fruitless auditions, I finally got a callback! I'm so excited that I don't even care that it's for an ointment commercial! I just got a call-back from the recruiter—she wants me to come in for a second interview!
5. A reference to a past scene or plot development, as in a TV show. The "Gilmore Girls" revival was full of callbacks to the original series.
6. In comedy, a joke that references an element used in a joke told earlier in the routine. The callback that I've been using at the end of my set is really killing. The comedy show loves to feature call-backs to jokes in previous sketches.
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The company has a 92 percent success rate in reaching customers on the first call-back attempt.
Beyond call-backs, it is also an ideal solution for small businesses to provide a cloud based customer support call centre.
CallMeBack provides extensive fraud controls and restrict the call-backs to a specific geographic area.
In the case of certain basic computer system configurations, such as the terminal-to-central processing unit (CPU) link-up shown in Figure 1 or the CPU-to-CPU system in Figure 2, the call-back system can be programmed to recognize an authorized user by an identification code.
The report identified a range of problems including staff shortages, difficulties in recruiting nurses and in the way calls were handled - most notably the call-back service It also criticised the lack of co-ordination between NHS 24 and other parts of the health service and the impact of changes to GPs' contracts relating to out-of-hours work.
So they used the call-back system to trace him...and arrested him hours later.
One4000 also offers a mobile call-back application and a PC/notebook call-back application.
SNP health spokeswoman Shona Robison said the figures raised questions over the decision to continue rolling out NHS 24 across Scotland She added: 'While the rise in complaints is worrying, the increase in call-back times is of even greater concern and exposes the Executive's staggering incompetence in managing the service.'
Nearly six in ten managers admit they use only the basic functions, according to a survey by Mercury, and using automatic call-back and three-way conference calls is beyond most of them.
The ACS said that when it weighed the risks and benefits of mammography screenings, call-backs and biopsies were a significant risk.
It is retained in case there are any call-backs to jobs I've done that are my fault.
Editorial for the new title includes stories and information on such topics as food safety risks, common QA mistakes, pest control, sanitation techniques, allergen testing and control, regulations and legislation, selecting a contract laboratory, safety training techniques, pathogen detection in food plants, preventing and dealing with product call-backs, and safe chemical handling.
"The call-backs vary, depending on the situation, sometimes I get one customer, sometimes ten.
Some tips to consider include: making sure telemarketing is scripted, preparing questions, using a friendly voice, making call-backs in no more than seven days and asking for an appointment.
That depends, of course, on what you consider to be "big" numbers or "imminent danger." In addition to the Ford recall of 361,900 cars, the Post has recently buried call-backs involving 31,000 GM sports cars (brake problems), 68,000 GM trucks (transmission and brake defects), and 91,000 Ford trucks (brakes).