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phone tag

A series of telephone calls made between two people in which each time one party calls, the other is not available to answer. Hi Mary, just leaving you another message. We've had a bit of phone tag today, huh? Just give me a call back whenever you get this, thanks!
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I have personally been a part of a phone tag game that went on for
No playing phone tag or trying to find a convenient time that works for both of you to meet.
Instant Messaging Users can send and receive instant messages to their corporate contacts and colleagues as one-on-one or group conversations, avoiding phone tag and lengthy delays on email responses.
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This usually means my secretary fills out the initial paperwork, the request gets denied, and then, after a series of faxes and phone tag that can take days to weeks, I get on the phone with a physician somewhere else in the world who is purportedly helping me make better patient care decisions.
Thanks.") instead of playing phone tag. As facilitator of a now defunct group promoting better voicemail customer experience (though we didn't call it customer experience back then), I authored a booklet tided Making the Most of Voice Mail with all sorts of guidelines for making the experience top notch.
Now let's imagine that you have finally made contact with the recruiter after a full day of phone tag. Is your frustration with reaching the recruiter evident in your tone of voice or breathing, or do you project a smile and answer her questions in an upbeat fashion?
"Simon has placed a call in to the chairman of selectors to see what's going on but they've been playing phone tag," Katich's manager, Robert Joske, said.
When staff knows where to find patients, one another and equipment, organizations eliminate time-consuming walking surveys, overhead paging, phone tag and interruptions, creating a more efficient and cost-effective operation.
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Once upon a time, the Israeli definition of overcoming logistical difficulties meant sending a team to Argentina to capture Eichmann or to Entebbe to rescue hostages; now, it means playing phone tag with a kid who sings songs called "Baby" and "One Less Lonely Girl."
Stacy said he played phone tag with someone from Kulongoski's office but they never spoke directly and he didn't know what the person was calling about.
"We play a lot of phone tag, and that's really a disjointed way of communicating with folks.