Suggested Greetings for Voice Mail for Employees

Away from your desk

Hello, this is (your name). I am unavailable to take your call. Please leave your name, telephone number and a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible. If you need immediate assistance, during normal business hours, please PRESS "0" to speak to our receptionist.

or

This is (your name), and today is (day and date). I am in the office today, but am unavailable to take your call at this time. Please leave your name, telephone number and a message. If you need immediate assistance, during normal business hours, please PRESS "0" to speak to our receptionist.

Away from the office for any length of time

Hello, this is (your name). I will be out of the office until (time and/or date). If you need to speak to someone immediately, during normal business hours, please PRESS "0." Otherwise, please leave your name, telephone number and a detailed message after the tone and I will call you when I return.

Weekly updated greetings

This is (your name). You have reached my voice mail for the week of (month & day). I will be in the office during regular business hours Monday-Friday.  If you need help right away, please PRESS "0" to speak with our receptionist.

 or

I will be in the office (give specific days and times for the week). Please leave your name, number and message. I will call when I return.  If you need help right away, please PRESS "0" to speak with our receptionist.

Last updated: 02-28-2014