Getting Return Calls after Leaving Voicemails
The next day I did not get several calls like I had been expecting. I had my phone nearby and my notebook ready for when the calls would come.
Eventually, I got a call. But unfortunately, when I saw the phone ringing, I was driving. So all I could do was helplessly watch the phone ring until I could park. I had just arrived for a doctor’s appointment with my mom and was already in a hurry, so I wasn’t sure if I should call back now or wait. I got nervous thinking about calling back. My mom urged me to do so right away though. It took me a little while after we got out of the car and started walking, but then I finally called back, notebook in hand.
Before calling I had listened to the voicemail the lady left, and she had said that they didn’t have any Occupational Therapists at their clinic. But I decided that since she was so prompt about getting back to me, I might as well take advantage of the situation and interview a Physical Therapist instead. I’ve always been curious about that too and I thought it might be helpful to talk with a Physical Therapist.
So I called back, and the lady answered, and I explained who I was and that I had just missed her call. She told me again that there weren’t any occupational therapists, and I asked if I could interview a Physical Therapist instead. She sounded surprised, and asked what I wanted to do again. I explained that I wanted to do an informative interview just to learn some more about the career. She asked if this was for school and I said yes, even though it was partly for school and partly for my own use. I think asking for informative interviews must not be a typical request based on the reactions I’ve gotten so far. I was very careful to be clear on my intentions though to make sure they knew I wasn’t trying to get a job.
She said she would call me back later once she had talked to one of the physical therapists. I thanked her, and hung up. It was a relief to be done with the call for a little while even though I didn’t know when I’d have to pick up the phone again for the call back.