Telephone greeting in an office


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English - United States
Si un receptioniste au bureau repondre au telephone, est-ce qu'elle dit "Alo", "Bonjour" ou un autre mot/phrase?

  • Oh, if only they did! Too often it's a simple, rude "Allô!" or "J'écoute!"
    'Allô' wouldn't necessarily sound rude to me; it would depend on the tone of voice. My mother used to say 'Hello, this is Montague Burton the tailor of taste' but nowadays that would sound ridiculous. I don't think 'Hello' sounds particularly rude either, although naming the company or department is often more helpful and professional.