Email Rants

Posted: May 7, 2014 in Rat Race
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I am an email queen and proud of it. I love the immediacy of email communication and quite frankly, tire of the pretentious social decorum exhibited because we are afraid of being perceived as “too professional.” Granted, I understand the importance and the necessity of being socially and emotionally intelligent; however, there are those who do not and their sole purpose is to live out their workplace fantasy of superstardom in the Corporate Hood. Their presence: ubiquitous. Probability of escape: 0%

The Email Call: - Thanks for calling to tell me that you just sent me an e-mail.

Really? A phone call to prelude the email. Are you really that important? As if I cannot see the envelope icon appear on the lower, right hand section of the screen.

The Selective Email Response: - Thank you for replying to part of my e-mail.

A partial response is simply annoying. Yes, I know to admit ignorance is almost a federal offense but to ignore the part you are unable to answer exhibits ignorance and arrogance. No one really cares about you saving face. If you do not know, reply with “I will research and get back with the information.” How hard is that?

Here is the one that grinds my bones!

The Rude Email: - Expect an email in all caps this afternoon.

Oi vey! Here is a tip: If you do not appreciate someone yelling at you in person, do not return the favor in written communication. Nooooo—-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ooooo. It is never appropriate to make your point in all caps, regardless of your status on the Corporate Hood food chain. When in doubt select font styles (italic, bold, bold italic, and underline) for added emphasis.

  1. The emails that only partially answer your questions are the worst!
    I can’t believe the last is done! Really?

  2. Bethy says:

    Wow! All of my pet peeves all in one blog post! I personally hate phones so emails are awesome. I do hate it when people don’t read the whole email though and when you get the answer you are left with more questions then you originally had!

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