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Temporary or "Out of Office" Voicemail Greeting Examples

Voicemail Greeting Examples

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The Temporary or "Out of Office" Voicemail Greeting is set when you will be out of the office for a predetermined amount of time. Most voicemail systems will allow you to set an expiration date and time so you don't have to remember to turn it off when you return. Make sure you always adhere to the basic elements of good voicemail greetings.

Here are a few good temporary or "out of the office" voicemail greetings examples:

  • Hello. You have reached Jim Bucki at About.com. I will be out of the office until Wednesday, August 23rd. Please leave me a message and I will return your call then. Thank you for calling.

  • Hi. This is Jim Bucki your guide to Operations Technology at About.com. I am currently out of town and will be returning on July 14th. If you leave me a message after the tone, and include your name and telephone number, I will return your call when I get back. Good bye.

  • You have reached Jim Bucki at About.com, where your need to know is our top priority. Unfortunately I will be out of the office until February 14th. If you would like to leave a message after the tone, I will call you back when I return. If you need immediate assistance, please contact my secretary, Mary Jane, at extension 6338. Thank you for calling.

  • Hello. You have reached the voicemail box of James Bucki at About.com. I am currently out of the office and will return on September 14th. I will be checking my voicemails occasionally throughout the day. So please leave me a message and I will return your call as soon as possible. If you need additional assistance, please call my assistant, Liz Downie at 1-800-555-1212 extension 6338.

  • Hi, this is Jim Bucki in Operations Technology. I will be out of the office and returning on Monday, April 21st. If this is regarding a recent order, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-555-1212. They are available Monday thru Friday from 8am until 5pm Eastern Time. Or, you can logon to our website at www.about.com that is available 24 hours a day. Otherwise, please leave a message after the beep and I will return your call promptly.

  • Thank you for calling About.com. You have reached the office of Jim Bucki, Guide to Operations Technology. I am out of town and will return on Monday, January 3rd. If this is an emergency, please call my answering service at 1-800-555-1212, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Otherwise, please leave a detailed, confidential message after the tone and I will return your call when I am available. Thank you.

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