Telephone Tuesday didn’t just happen. According to statistics, it is on September 6, when people return to the workplace after Labor Day, that telephone answering machines are overflowing with messages, and there are many more phone calls after the weekend. That is why someone resourceful came up with Telephone Tuesday.
It is not known who founded the holiday, but it is known for certain the telephone was invented in the second half of the 19th century, by Alexander Graham Bell. However, according to one version, the device was developed from the middle of the 17th century. The first developments could not even be called a ‘telephone’. It was a simple mechanical acoustic device that transmitted voice messages.
- According to statistics, the number of calls on September 6 increases by an average of 50%.
- On the eve of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the phone becomes a powerful sales tool.
- The first full-fledged telephone conversation took place in March 1876, between Alexander Graham Bell and his assistant.
- In the first inventions, a single tube was used for both speaking and listening.
- Most of the employees at the telephone exchanges were women, because the men were not serious about the work and often made inappropriate jokes.
- The first mobile phone weighed 2 kilograms.
How to take part
If you work in an office, pay close attention to customer calls, communicate with them, and respond to their requests. Be sure to answer your voicemail messages, and call people – friends, relatives. Maybe make a few calls to organize your upcoming vacation. Show empathy during your phone conversations and remember this not only on September 6, but on any other day.
When is Telephone Tuesday celebrated in 2023?
Telephone Tuesday is observed on the Tuesday after Labor Day each year.