Rogue_Leader

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When you page someone, how long is long enough to wait by the phone before you can decide they aren't going to respond and either repage them/decide the page wasn't that important and wander off. I mean, waiting 5 minutes sure, definately. Waiting 10 minutes, maybe, I guess. But then after 10 minutes, ehhhh. I'm never sure what to do at that point. At which point can you go "Screw it, I waited long enough, I'm outta here"?
 

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Rogue_Leader said:
When you page someone, how long is long enough to wait by the phone before you can decide they aren't going to respond and either repage them/decide the page wasn't that important and wander off. I mean, waiting 5 minutes sure, definately. Waiting 10 minutes, maybe, I guess. But then after 10 minutes, ehhhh. I'm never sure what to do at that point. At which point can you go "Screw it, I waited long enough, I'm outta here"?
That totally depends on how important it is to you to hear back.
 

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Rogue_Leader said:
When you page someone, how long is long enough to wait by the phone before you can decide they aren't going to respond and either repage them/decide the page wasn't that important and wander off. I mean, waiting 5 minutes sure, definately. Waiting 10 minutes, maybe, I guess. But then after 10 minutes, ehhhh. I'm never sure what to do at that point. At which point can you go "Screw it, I waited long enough, I'm outta here"?
I usually wait maybe 5 minutes then wander off to see if I can't just physically find the person. If its really important I guess you can re-page in 15min? That seems reasonable to me.
 
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My old research group had a great solution to this. Page with a landline #. No answer after 5, page with a pager #, so they can page you back when they get a chance.
 

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socuteMD said:
My old research group had a great solution to this. Page with a landline #. No answer after 5, page with a pager #, so they can page you back when they get a chance.
Or just page with both initially. Thats what we do at our institution. Wait 5 minutes, and if they don't call back, they have your pager.

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Yeah tag it :

(line number)*(your pager)
 
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