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Do you call people via Skype/Teams as you would on your phone (no warning) or do you ping/chat first to ask if they are available to call?

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Ping first usually, as I would have done before calling with an actual phone

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Same

Ping first, see someone is typing, call before they click send. So satisfying

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Unpopular opinion... it’s not rude. Just as if you decline my call because you are in the middle of something or not prepared to talk, I don’t think that is rude.

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Ping. I think it’s rude to just call out of the blue. Not sure why I think it’s rude though... 🧐

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Ping, never just call someone out of the blue. That’s rude.

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I think you mean my introversion is showing.

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Always ping

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Just call. I get annoyed by the distraction of pings, IMs and emails.

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Slam through a video call, catch them in their work from homeless best!

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Oh, you’re one of those people!😂

ping first. In the old days we just called people but that is no longer acceptable.

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Just more efficient to ping first. Do you have a minute to talk about ABC? That gives them time to think and be ready to talk, and look up any relevant files.

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Wow, this is eye opening! I get so annoyed when people ping me just to call me. JUST CALL ME!

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I always ping first. Sometimes I don’t have my headset or ear buds nearby or ready and now in the virtual world if they want to make it a video call I have to make sure I am decent.

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Ping

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Always ping

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Always ping

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I just call, I really hate pinging

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Generally if they aren’t my direct team, I ping first.

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I recently moved to industry and no one pings before ringing

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Depends on the person. If they’re above me, I usually ping and ask them to call me when they’re free. If it’s a staff working on my team, I just call. Gotta keep them on their toes!

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I think its more polite to ping first, just to check its OK to speak, but its not rude to call direct. If someone can't pick up, they can just not answer. But it does sometimes drive me nuts waiting for someone to type out a long message, when to speak would be much quicker!

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Ping first

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