Yes, I answer and see every call, text, and email I get. There is no one between us. Just be aware that if you call and I am working, I will not hear the call, as I will likely be wearing headphones and making lots of noise. Leave a voice mail if you choose (although I hate the long-winded voice mail operator telling what time you called, what day you called, and reciting exceptionally slowly the number you called from…), or be confident that my caller ID will have your number and I will be curious about who you are and why you called, and that I will call you back. Unless your number comes up as “restricted number”, in which case I won’t call you back, because I can’t.