Why Facebook, Why?!
"Holy crap I have a message on my Facebook Business Page!! I think I'm just going to pretend I'm not driving down the freeway at 65 mph and answer it so that my clients don't think I'm a lazy mother fluffer!!" Oh wait, that's right... That would be dangerous.
Are you freaking kidding me Facebook? Am I really supposed to believe that if I were to Message Mark Zuckerberg he would respond to me in less than 5 minutes? Or that any of you people would, no matter what you're doing or who you're with, drop everything to get back to me?
Some of us have lives outside our businesses. Kids to take care of, mouths to feed, day jobs to work, and sleep schedules. We should not be publicly shamed for that. It's ridiculous.
I nanny full time, run my photography business as well as a little Etsy store on the side. I have a house to clean, pets to care for, errands to run, family to spend time with, etc. I cannot and WILL not put my life on hold every time my phone goes off.
This does not make me incompetent. It does not mean I'm ignoring my responsibilities. It's quite the opposite, actually. I have hours that I'm available, days of the week I'm open, and an understanding that it's rude to put people on hold for days at a time.
I will get back to my clients when I am free to do so. Don't go pulling your hair out because it's been more than three minutes and please don't toss me to the wind just because my little Message Badge isn't bright green.
C'mon Facebook. Get it together.