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2017-10-04 02:08:50 PM  
3 votes:
Email is an asynchronous medium, and should be treated as such.
2017-10-04 02:01:45 PM  
2 votes:
Most people say they couldn't imagine being able to do their work effectively without it, and very few send non-work critical email during their working day.

Work related != work critical.

Tr0mBoNe: Don't email when a call would work. Don't call when a face to face will work. Don't face to face when an email would work.


Email is for stuff that can wait. Phone calls are for things that need to be done now, face to face is for exchanging information that isn't a notification or a question with a definite answer that doesn't need to be discussed.
2017-10-04 10:28:06 AM  
2 votes:
I had a senior boss who liked to keep us waiting at meetings and would take those few minutes to forward out a bunch of emails to us, then ask us at the meeting why we hadn't read them yet.
2017-10-05 08:00:12 AM  
1 vote:

Flurching: DerAppie: Most people say they couldn't imagine being able to do their work effectively without it, and very few send non-work critical email during their working day.

Work related != work critical.

Tr0mBoNe: Don't email when a call would work. Don't call when a face to face will work. Don't face to face when an email would work.

Email is for stuff that can wait. Phone calls are for things that need to be done now, face to face is for exchanging information that isn't a notification or a question with a definite answer that doesn't need to be discussed.

This, I had a boss who would send an email, get up walk over to me and ask if I'd dealt with it. Less than 60 sec.


Yep, similar for me. Had a colleague in another office who would hit send as she's speed-dialing my desk phone and ask 'what are you going to do about this' before I'd read what 'this' was. Luckily my phone software would tell me who was calling so I'd just not pick-up. This worked for a few days until the sequence evolved to receive email -> phone rings (displaying her number) -> phone is ignored -> 30 seconds later my manager comes over asking why I'm not answering my phone. Yes, she actually called my manager to ask if I was at my desk.
2017-10-04 05:39:58 PM  
1 vote:

Buttknuckle: PLEASE CLEAN OUT ALL FOOD FROM FRIDGE BY FRIDAY AT 5PM OR IT WILL BE THROWN OUT.

have a great weekend,
Management


Posted 4:55pm Friday when half the staff have flex hours up
2017-10-04 05:38:35 PM  
1 vote:

DerAppie: Most people say they couldn't imagine being able to do their work effectively without it, and very few send non-work critical email during their working day.

Work related != work critical.

Tr0mBoNe: Don't email when a call would work. Don't call when a face to face will work. Don't face to face when an email would work.

Email is for stuff that can wait. Phone calls are for things that need to be done now, face to face is for exchanging information that isn't a notification or a question with a definite answer that doesn't need to be discussed.


This, I had a boss who would send an email, get up walk over to me and ask if I'd dealt with it. Less than 60 sec.
2017-10-04 02:53:54 PM  
1 vote:
I get so many damn emails that I can't possibly respond to that in many cases I have to wait and see if they follow up to determine if I need to deal with it.  If it ain't important to you, it ain't important to me.
2017-10-04 02:36:05 PM  
1 vote:
I would bet that between both work and personal email, 95% is total junk.  And maybe 0.5% I actually reply to.
2017-10-04 12:57:13 PM  
1 vote:
Slightly related, I am so pissed with Thunderbird right now. I have every email I have ever sent or received saved on my PC, in folders by year. At least I did until Thunderbird decided to start deleting emails more than six months old, with no warning, and when I had ticked "Do not delete old emails" in account settings. Unknown to me there is a second setting in a different area called Retention Policy that ignores and overrules that setting and happily starts deleting old emails. With no warning or notification. Bastards.

/Rant over.
 
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