I am in a Japanese office setup sitting next to my boss. He often gets phone calls but most of the time he is not in his seat. How do I answer his phone say that "This is Mr. XX's seat and this is YY (my name) talking and Mr.XX is not in his place" in Japanese?
I've found answering the phone at work follows a fairly fixed pattern.
I would answer the phone with something along the lines of:
Then when they introduce themselves. You generally reply with :
Then when they ask for your boss say something like:
At that point they will either ask when he will be back, or say they will call back later.