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SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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What is your work/school email etiquette? I always include polite "good [time of day] , [Mr. Blah] . Hope you are well"  and finish with "Have a great rest of your day or weekend!". After that I don't have to respond back to "have a great weekend too!" with anything right? I know some people would respond back with an email with just "thank you!" at that point but I don't. Is that okay? I can see it very annoying to get an email alert for a message that is just "thank you!".
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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Hi XXX

This is what I want from you

Thanks

DX

Its a given you don't have to reply to platitudes.
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DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+757|5529|United States of America
One of my major work pet peeves is being copied on a reply-all "thank you" to a group of people. When I send them, it's only to the actual person involved unless there's follow up in terms of a "TY for this info, but also...". I get enough emails that don't really concern me directly that those are just the icing on the waste of time cake.
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,905|5476|949

SuperJail Warden wrote:

What is your work/school email etiquette? I always include polite "good [time of day] , [Mr. Blah] . Hope you are well"  and finish with "Have a great rest of your day or weekend!". After that I don't have to respond back to "have a great weekend too!" with anything right? I know some people would respond back with an email with just "thank you!" at that point but I don't. Is that okay? I can see it very annoying to get an email alert for a message that is just "thank you!".
No need to respond to your example. No need to respond when people reply "thank you".

The "hope you are well" only comes out when it's someone I
have a working relationship with that i haven't corresponded with in a while.
No email signature, just a thank you and my name.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,879|5616|USA

Business correspondence, I usually keep as short and to the point as possible. Ungarnished except for the automated signature with the standard name, company, position, contact info. If there are attachments I will append an itemized list of filenames with brief descriptions of the contents (this also helps me go back and find stuff I've already sent when I get those "we never got it, can you please send it" messages). If I can save someone a minute, I think it's a minute worth saved.

I only add anything else if responding to an email that took that step first. 'Thank you' if an out-of-company contact, less-formal 'thanks' if in-company and usually just my name at the bottom.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+445|2564

KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

SuperJail Warden wrote:

What is your work/school email etiquette? I always include polite "good [time of day] , [Mr. Blah] . Hope you are well"  and finish with "Have a great rest of your day or weekend!". After that I don't have to respond back to "have a great weekend too!" with anything right? I know some people would respond back with an email with just "thank you!" at that point but I don't. Is that okay? I can see it very annoying to get an email alert for a message that is just "thank you!".
No need to respond to your example. No need to respond when people reply "thank you".

The "hope you are well" only comes out when it's someone I
have a working relationship with that i haven't corresponded with in a while.
No email signature, just a thank you and my name.
I type "I hope you are well" to co-workers and supervisors. Parents don't get that unless I email them often. I don't have a custom email signature set up.

I usually sign my emails at the end  "-Mac". If it is a parent or student I will sign it Mr. Beth. I really don't care for being called Mr. Beth. I wouldn't be bothered me if the parents and students called me by the first name on the regular actually but the school might think it was weird.
pirana6
Go Cougs!
+638|5135|Washington St.
4 months after leaving my previous job that I absolutely loathed, I am currently hating my new position. Luckily it's for a completely different reason and I hate it slightly less. The last place I was ready to walk out any day and go without healthcare during covid, this one is at least manageable while I start up the resume-shuffle yet again.

I promise it's not me. My last job was frankly AMAZING until we got bought out and my position morphed into the new companys version of the same position. The job before that I was in for 6 years was also great and I only ended up leaving because I had sorta maxed out my progression there.

This one? I was told directly and indirectly a few times to ask fewer questions. Yes fewer. Now don't get me wrong, I hate the people that absolutely inundate you with questions and I try not to be that person. There's nothing I love more about a job than being in a state of working independently, without directly relying on others, to achieve whatever hourly/daily/monthly goal you're working on. If I can get to the point where I can identify weaknesses in our team and company and take the initiative to fix them, without direction from others, I'm sitting pretty. That is what I had achieved at my previous company and was subsequently promoted well before many people who had been there for years longer than myself.
but in order to get to that point, you're going to need help, and in order to get help, you're going to need to ask questions... And trying to start a new position during covid is going to result in even more questions than normal. And since we aren't in an office where I can turn around and find the person who can best give me the answer, I need to ask directly over IM. Without knowing if the person I'm asking is busy or not.
Anyway, they're basically convincing me to sit down, shut up, and collect a paycheck. Maybe if I was 64.9 years old, sure, but I'm trying to learn and become an asset to the team so I can do the above-listed independent-initiative stuff. Also to learn and advance my career.
Anyway, sorry I just wanted to rant.

tldr: New job sucks 4 months into it. Need to find a new one.

edit: forgot the best part. I don't get PTO until I've been with the company for a year.
There's 4 tiers:
"Unlimited PTO - Management"
"Normal PTO - Management"
"Full time hourly"
"Variable hourly"

I should be 'full time hourly', like nearly everyone else. Instead I'm variable hourly, which is the tier they give the 18 year olds just out of high school on their first job that work 15 hours a week. I understand that tier for that age and went through it myself, but for someone now? wtf

Last edited by pirana6 (2021-02-26 17:42:42)

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