Business email idiots

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derzai
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Re: Business email idiots

Post by derzai » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:22 pm

try to avoid receiving such mails.

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Re: Business email idiots

Post by H20nly » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:23 pm

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Re: Business email idiots

Post by regretfullySaid » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:33 pm

derzai wrote:Try to avoid a career where you receive such emails.
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Re: Business email idiots

Post by beats me » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:47 pm

People who refuse to use email at all ever because they know it serves as digital proof of when they did or didn’t request something. Much easier for them to use the phone and when something didn’t get done they can go “I don’t recall who I spoke to, but I did call.” or “I told [pulls employee name out of their ass] about this.” :x

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Re: Business email idiots

Post by docprosper » Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:40 pm

People who substitute FYSA for FYI as lead-in for a forwarded email - there is no value added and it's a waste of a consonant.

More importantly - People who BCC. Ever. IMO it's almost always done in an underhanded way, as in BCC'ing someone way above in the hierarchy for self-serving reasons, and typically only exposed when said BCC recepient replies to all. :x
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Re: Business email idiots

Post by sporkles » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:36 pm

Look, e-mail idiots aside: what about arseholes who send an MMS instead of sending an e-mail?

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Re: Business email idiots

Post by regretfullySaid » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:37 pm

Is that a cultural thing?
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Re: Business email idiots

Post by beats me » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:59 pm

People outside your company who demand you email different groups of people for different scenarios “If this is an invoice then email these 4 people, and if it’s about a shortage email these 4 different people, and I need a scanned copy of anything we sign ever emailed to these 5 different people, and…….” :x

(I work for a small enough company where I’m the entire “department” for each scenario :x )

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Re: Business email idiots

Post by stringtapper » Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:59 pm

What about the guy who starts the email in the subject line and then continues it in the body of the email?

I had a boss who did that.

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Re: Business email idiots

Post by regretfullySaid » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:05 pm

In theory I don't think I'd have a problem with that and maybe almost prefer it, because I'd find the email easier to remember from the subject.
It's like saying a persons name when you meet them to make it easier to remember.
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Re: Business email idiots

Post by beats me » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:22 pm

My company makes us do a little shpeel when we answer the general phone number and this happens.

Me: Thanks for calling the company I work for. This is beats me. How can I help you?

Caller: Hey shadx, so I have that answer for you.

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Re: Business email idiots

Post by regretfullySaid » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:24 pm

And guess who the caller was
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Re: Business email idiots

Post by H20nly » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:18 pm

docprosper wrote: People who BCC. Ever.
i loathe them. shit is dirty. just forward the fucking thing. ffs! :x
stringtapper wrote:What about the guy who starts the email in the subject line and then continues it in the body of the email?
shadx312 wrote:In theory I don't think I'd have a problem with that and maybe almost prefer it, because I'd find the email easier to remember from the subject.
It's like saying a persons name when you meet them to make it easier to remember.
it's all fine and dandy until you search your inbox and 180 emails come back with subject
"Would you like..."
or
"Just wondering if..."

:x

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Re: Business email idiots

Post by regretfullySaid » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:28 pm

Ah well I was thinking something relevant to the subject like 'After converting TPS reports to Aramaic..."
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Re: Business email idiots

Post by H20nly » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:30 pm

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