This is random but I thought I'd discuss my situation here since this is the forum where I am most active.
I work at a local Ford Dealer. I was a saleswoman for 4 months then I was moved to the internet manager's assistant. Being a managers assistant gave me the flexibility to go to school full time and work. Anyways, between my boss and I, we deal with all the incoming internet leads. We make the phone calls, emails back, etc.
My work emails has my picture, my full name, work number, and obviously where I work. Since I was moved to this new position I no long have a work phone, so I have been contacting people from my cell phone (which I thought was no big deal). Today I received a voicemail from a previous customer. He talked about some very personal things, and informed me he would be finding me a therapist in Cincinnati. I had only spoke to this gentleman twice over the phone regarding a vehicle. I have no idea how he knew so much about my personal life.
I called him back and left him a message asking him to please clarify the meaning of that voicemail. He has yet to return my call. One thing I found odd is i live no where near Cincinnati...at all. Maybe he had the wrong person? I listened to the voicemail maybe 10 more times and he clearly says "Hi Tara this is Adam" so it was definitely meant for me. The only way he could know about my personal life is if he Facebooked me or found my Instagram.
I contacted my boss and general manager about this. My general manager is in a tizzy saying I need to take down my picture, last name, and they are going to get me a work phone. I think maybe he is overreacting a little? I feel like being creeped on comes with the territory of being a woman and having a career in customer service. Especially sales.
This isn't the first time this has happened either. I have had 3 other guys find me on Facebook and contact me through there after giving them my business card. I think that this particular guy is an exception, because no one has ever brought up personal information like that. I don't think that I need to go to great lengths to hide my identity at work, whats the point of being in sales then? I enjoy meeting new people and interacting with them.
It's an awful lot of hassle for a girl who only works part time at the moment. What do you guys think? Is my boss overreacting?