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AmericaOne New Zealand Chronicles:
The Phone is Ringing

Daily Report - Thursday, December 16, 1999 -


Auckland, NZ

8:00 AM
Christian's shuttle arrives at the base. "Thanks Christian!" I Jump out of the van and rush inside the office......Bob is yelling at me, “Why are you late!” then I see him smile.

THE PHONE IS RINGING
Good Morning AmericaOne, this is Carianne, how can I help you? Just a moment, let me try his line.

I need to make 10 copies, double sided and stapled in the left corner, can our machine do that? I have 2 minutes.

THE PHONE IS RINGING
AmericaOne this is Carianne, will you hold please? Thank you.

Do we have more coffee?
Is the milk fresh?

Could you please announce the managers meeting to begin in 5 minutes?

The DOOR Buzzes.....delivery...... Pull the door towards you for a second and then push......are you in?

External page: Attention all managers, the head of departments meeting will begin in 5 minutes.

Internal page: Attention all managers, the head of departments meeting will begin in 5 minutes.


THE PHONE IS RINGING
AmericaOne, how can I help you? I'm sorry he's launching the boat at the moment......

I need a car, which one can I use?

Where is the key? Its not on the key board......

THE PHONE IS RINGING

Waste management is here, do we need the dumpsters emptied?
We also need to move 2 cars.

The DOOR Buzzes
It's the volunteers! I'll buzz you in.......did you get thru? Pull the gate towards you for a second and then push.....thank you.


THE PHONE IS RINGING
......just a moment please......

Ruby, could you run out and move the cars and bring out the dumpsters........where are the car keys?

I am expecting a fax, where is the fax machine by the way?

Could you schedule a conference call for me? Its on Tuesday in New Zealand, Monday in the US, 12:00 New Zealand time, 9:00 AM PST, I need 5 lines....or actually make it 7......3 should be international lines.

THE PHONE IS RINGING
......just a moment please......

Please pick up extension 7060.........AmericaOne will you hold please? Thanks.

I'm expecting a package today.......

The DOOR Buzzes........delivery........I will buzz you in......did you get thru? Pull the gate towards you for a second and then push......

Could you page Donnie for me?

The DOOR Buzzes.......Hi, we are from the Swiss Team and would like to exchange some t-shirts.......

Someone left their hat on the Spectator Boat, do we have a lost and found?

External page: Donnie, please come to the front desk.....Donnie please come to the front desk........

External page: Attention all managers, the head of departments meeting has now begun.

Internal page: Attention all managers, the head of departments meeting has now begun.

I need to send a fax to the states, do I press 00 or just one 0 before 1........

Do we have more coffee?

THE PHONE IS RINGING,
AmericaOne, will you hold please? Thanks.

Do I have to put a stamp on the outgoing mail?

What's our phone number?

Where are the FedEx labels? Can you help me fill this form out? Where do you put stick this label?

The DOOR Buzzes - again......Hewlett-Packard here, there’s 4 of us. I'll buzz you through......pull the gate towards you for a second and then push......did it work? No.

Sam, could you run out and let them in? Thanks........You need to sign in......here is your badge.....you are number 007 today!

THE PHONE IS RINGING,
AmericaOne, Carianne speaking. Just a moment, I'll transfer you.

Is our laminator working? No.......you need to get an allen wrench from G to loosen the screw on the side.....

SPLASH! OOPS!......Coffee accident in the hallway........its all over the wall and carpet........when is Green Acres Cleaning coming again?.......Where do we have paper towels?

Do we have a copy machine? (its that thing you’re leaning on)

A car needs to be moved..........actually 3 of them.........where are the car keys? Did you turn yours in this morning?........

Could you page Cosbey for me?

Do we have stamps?

The DOOR Buzzes........the postman is here! I'll buzz you in.......Did you get thru? Pull the gate towards you for a second and then push........

I need the key to the storage room........Where is the storage room?


Do we have any scissors?

The DOOR Buzzes - again........I have an appointment..........pull the gate towards you for a second and then push.............


Where are the in-boxes? (on the wall behind you where you’ve been getting your mail for 4 months)

I'm expecting a phone call, could you park the call when it comes?

Are we out of Red Bull?!

Does anyone have any chocolate?

Is something wrong with the phone lines? There's a red light flashing on my phone (the voicemail indicator).......

THE PHONE IS RINGING......AmericaOne, how can I help you? Just a moment let me try her line........

How do I pick up a parked line........did you say 7060?..........From the white phone or the black?...................

Did the postman leave? Oh no! Could you run after him and give him our mail?

What's my pin code again for making a call?

What time is the Fed Ex pick-up?

Do we have bandaids?

THE PHONE IS RINGING........
Are you the team who’s mast broke today?

Could you please announce lunch?.......

Lunch time already? Time is certainly going fast here at the AmericaOne Base.......

External Page: Attention all Team Members, lunch is now being served

Internal Page: Attention all Team Members, lunch is now being served


Carianne Larsen
AmericaOne Receptionist/Office Coordinator


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