I got my first work cell phone a month into shelter in place because I thought the lack of phone was the root of my communication problem in my new role (turns out it wasn't). I get 1-2 calls per hour but there's only a call for me about every 3 days. I wrongly assumed company numbers would be pre-loaded as a contact list. But since my colleagues/vendors/customers are at home and calling from their home and cells phones I don't think a pre-loaded phone list would help much anyway.

When I requested the phone I had no idea I'd be getting this many robo calls. Is it terrible if I stop answering the numbers I don't recognize? I feel awkward asking my new boss about it since I went out of a limb and asked for a phone.