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Calling when ad says "no calls please"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ogre, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. ogre

    ogre Member

    So what's the deal on that? If you have sent in your resume and clips, is it OK a week later to call and ask the editor if the package arrived safe and sound?
  2. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    I would say no, but then I've never placed an ad like that. You should have sent your stuff return receipt at the very least...
  3. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Ever heard of e-mail? This is why Al Gore invented the Internet.
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

  5. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Nope. If the ad says "no calls" chances are it means no calls. Just like that "no pets" thing when you go look for rentals.
  6. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    what part of "no" don't you understand?
  7. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Ogre, when I was in a position to hire, I put "no calls, please" on the job ads because I didn't want to be bombarded with 100 calls from people asking if their stuff got to me when I had other things to worry about, like fighting about my travel budget or putting the section together.

    Drop a quick e-mail. The SE can get back to you at his convenience. Nothing worse than calling an SE catching him at a really, really bad time, especially when it says "no calls" on the ad. In fact, you very well could knock yourself out of the running because you don't know how to follow directions.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    One word... email...
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I'm happy when the ad says "no calls". So much easier and less awkward.
  10. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Receiving a call when the ad says "no calls" would indicate to me that the applicant has problems following directions.
  11. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Sounds to me like it's just a suggestion or a request.

    If you have a really important question like that one, you should call.
  12. hpdrifter

    hpdrifter Member

    No means no, unless, you know, she's into that (only with her consent, of course).
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