Most days I desperately hope the person who invented speakerphone is leading a miserable, lonely, pain-filled existence. They deserve it for inflicting the blight of the speaker phone on cubicle dwellers everywhere.
It’s beyond annoying when someone else is trying to listen to their own voicemail messages, but can’t hear them over yours on speakerphone. Even worse, it’s extremely awkward when someone else is on the phone with a client (you know, actually working) and your extremely personal voicemail messages are blasting into the conversation.
I’m sure someone somewhere thinks that speakerphone is wonderful thing. It isn’t. It’s annoying to your fellow cubicle dwellers, especially when you use it every time you check your voicemail. You really can’t hold the receiver and write down your messages at the same time? You have serious problems. And you have no idea how tempting it is to call back and cancel your doctor’s appointments.