Temporary or Out of Office Voicemail Greetings with Examples

Scripts You Can Use to Record Your Outgoing Voice Messages!

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A Temporary or "Out of Office" voicemail greeting is recorded  when you will be out of the office for a predetermined amount of time. This predetermined amount of time is usually a planned business trip or a vacation. Most voicemail systems will allow you to set an expiration date and time so you don't have to remember to turn it off when you return. Make sure you always adhere to the basic elements of good voicemail greetings.

Here are a few good temporary or "out of the office" voicemail greetings examples.

  • Hello. You have reached Shahira Raineri. I will be out of the office until Monday, April 13. Please leave me a message and I will return your call then. Thank you for calling.
     
  • Hi. This is Shahira Raineri, Operations Technology Expert. I am currently out of town and will be returning on April 13. If you leave me a message after the tone, and include your name and telephone number, I will return your call when I get back. Good bye.
     
  • You have reached Shahira Raineri, where you can always get answers to business operations and technology. I will be out of the office until April 13 with no access to voicemail. If you would like to leave a message after the tone, I will call you back when I return. If you need immediate assistance, please contact my assistant, Barb Zee by pressing 0 now. Thank you for calling.
     
  • Hello. You have reached the voicemail box of Shahira Raineri. I am currently out of the office and will return on April 13. I will be checking my voicemails occasionally throughout the day. Please leave me a detailed message including your name and your phone number and and I will return your call as soon as possible.
     
    • Hi, this is Shahira Raineri, Subject Expert. I will be out of the office and returning on Monday, April 13th. If your call is about a recent order, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-555-1212. They are available Monday thru Friday from 8am until 5pm Eastern Time. Or, you can logon to our website at [URL] which is also available 24 hours a day. If your matter can wait until my return, then please leave me a message and I will return your call promptly when I’m back in the office. Thanks for calling.
       
    • Thank you for calling [Company]. You have reached the office of Shahira Raineri, Subject Expert for Business Operations and Technology. I am out of town and will return on Monday, January 3rd. If this is an emergency, please call my answering service at 1-866-234-5432. This service is available  24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Otherwise, please leave a detailed, confidential message after the tone and I will return your call when I’m back.  Thanks for calling and have a nice day!