July 20, 2007

They Just Won't Stop!!!

I kinda forgot some of the pitfalls of working from home. It's been a couple of years now.

AND, to be honest, in Orlando I had a separate office. I turned the 4th bedroom into my own personal bedding central.

Here? I've set things up in the living room - not the most sophisticated set up, but it works for me.

The downside is, it's in the middle of everything.

Anyway........on my desk is my fax machine. Can I tell you it rings day and night! Day. And Night.

I have begun to hate the very sight of it.

Now, it wouldn't be so bad if it were important faxes. Order sheets, customer set-up forms, you know - work stuff.

But no. I think in the last 3 weeks I've gotten exactly 3 faxes that pertain to work.

Everything else? Spam. SPAM. I'm getting Spam faxes.

Now there's a very cool feature on this fax that blocks the junk faxes, but I have to program it. In other words I have to wait until the damned thing comes through and score the number. Kind of a pain in the ass, if I'm honest.

And if I'm not home, if I'm out making calls? Yeah, the damned thing just sits there....connected. So even if someone DOES try to fax me something important, they can't get through until I get home and hit "Cancel".

I hate spam. Hate the email spam, the phone spam and most especially this fax spam.

If this didn't involve my job, I swear I would program my identifier to say something like "Leave me the Hell Alone, you evil nasty spammers!" Or something like that!

I really REALLY hate the spammers................

Posted by Tammi at July 20, 2007 07:02 AM | TrackBack

Someone needs to invent a fax machine that works more like e-mail.
Instead of printing everything the moment it arrives, this fax machine stores the incoming files in cue so you can pick and choose which ones you want printed and lets you delete the rest.

Posted by: Roses at July 20, 2007 07:41 AM

honey, you need to get fax set up to be re-routed to your computer. it will deal with spammers, u can block stuff from specific area codes, and best part all the stuuf that comes in con then b attached to emails which u can send 2corp office. Upside No Paper but there's an actual file. all u need is software. and the 2nd best part... no ringy dingy's unless you want it to ring. there's more that this set up can do but that's all I have time4.

Posted by: michele at July 20, 2007 07:51 AM

Michele is right... look into it.

Posted by: Teresa at July 20, 2007 09:23 AM

Agree with Michele, that is the best way to go. Ah ha, I see even Teresa agrees. :)

Posted by: Laughing Wolf at July 20, 2007 11:34 AM

Great suggestion, except....company laptop. No addin' of "unauthorized schtuff".

And I haven't set up the desk top. Not even sure I'm going to at this point......

But really. Thanks!

Posted by: Tammi at July 20, 2007 11:53 AM
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