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Joseph Marton
25-Jun-2007, 04:53 PM
I hate it when someone sends an e-mail, and about 5 seconds after sending
it they call (or yell out at you if they sit close) to ask "Did you get my
e-mail?"

IF YOU WERE JUST GOING TO ASK ME THE QUESTION WHY DID YOU BOTHER TO EVEN
E-MAIL IT TO ME IN THE FIRST PLACE?!

I mean, really.

--
Joe
"Mostly me, mostly you."

Jay Calderwood
25-Jun-2007, 05:12 PM
Joseph Marton wrote:
> I hate it when someone sends an e-mail, and about 5 seconds after sending
> it they call (or yell out at you if they sit close) to ask "Did you get my
> e-mail?"
>
> IF YOU WERE JUST GOING TO ASK ME THE QUESTION WHY DID YOU BOTHER TO EVEN
> E-MAIL IT TO ME IN THE FIRST PLACE?!
>
> I mean, really.
>

Yup. My response is yes, I didn't open it yet. I will respond shortly.
If it was a life or death emergency, you would have called, right?

--
Jay Calderwood
http://jaycalderwood.blogspot.com

Quote: "I'm alive... I think... Then again can it get any worse? Yes it
can...
There is this one place...really down south that starts with an 'H' and ends
with an 'L' that is really HOT..."

Rick Chisholm
25-Jun-2007, 06:54 PM
so you know my sister?

--
http://brokertech.parallel42.ca/blog

Stevo
25-Jun-2007, 08:06 PM
How 'bout this?

They call to see if you got the email letting you know they were going
to fax you a phone # to call them on.

G of Borg
25-Jun-2007, 08:45 PM
It's even worse here, I have a CXO level person
that sends me and email AND then walks down to my
office and hands me a print out of the same thing.
There's gotta be a Dilbert in there somewhere.

Kathryn Carruthers
25-Jun-2007, 09:30 PM
I have a co-worker who comes to my desk (upstairs from her office) to
make sure I'm here to receive her email before going back downstairs to
send it. I think she just likes to get out of her office.

Dave Taylor
26-Jun-2007, 08:56 AM
Kathryn Carruthers <kath.carruthers@gmail.com> wrote in news:sBVfi.1668
$Rg7.1391@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com:

> I have a co-worker who comes to my desk (upstairs from her office) to
> make sure I'm here to receive her email before going back downstairs to
> send it. I think she just likes to get out of her office.
>

That is even worse... good grief.

I like Jay's reply.

At work, "Official" communications are email, which explains the email and
follow up call perhaps.

--
Ciao, Dave

Sewermonger
26-Jun-2007, 09:18 AM
I've respond with:

"Yes I did and I deleted it because I knew you were coming to ask me if
I had gotten it. What was it about?"

I got a dressing down because I did that. I was told I was not a team
player.
Got dressed down again when I said I don't kiss ***.

The guy was fired.


--
Sewermonger

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Blinky Bill
26-Jun-2007, 02:17 PM
Joseph Marton wrote:

> I hate it when someone sends an e-mail, and about 5 seconds after
> sending it they call (or yell out at you if they sit close) to ask
> "Did you get my e-mail?"
>
> IF YOU WERE JUST GOING TO ASK ME THE QUESTION WHY DID YOU BOTHER TO
> EVEN E-MAIL IT TO ME IN THE FIRST PLACE?!
>
> I mean, really.

That is what receipts are for :-)

--

Craig
26-Jun-2007, 04:20 PM
I can't be a team player with a team like this!



"Sewermonger" <Sewermonger.2ss05o@no-mx.nds_engineer.com> wrote in message
news:Sewermonger.2ss05o@no-mx.nds_engineer.com...
>
> I've respond with:
>
> "Yes I did and I deleted it because I knew you were coming to ask me if
> I had gotten it. What was it about?"
>
> I got a dressing down because I did that. I was told I was not a team
> player.
> Got dressed down again when I said I don't kiss ***.
>
> The guy was fired.
>
>
> --
> Sewermonger
>
> <-----\|||/------>
>>----(@@)-----<
> ooO_(_)_Ooo________________________________
> _____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|
> ___|____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|___
> _____|_____ Sewermonger _____|_____

Joseph Marton
26-Jun-2007, 04:21 PM
On Tue, 26 Jun 2007 15:20:05 +0000, Craig wrote:

> I can't be a team player with a team like this!

There's no "team" without "me".

--
Joe
"Mostly me, mostly you."

Beth Cole
26-Jun-2007, 04:50 PM
Blinky Bill wrote:
> That is what receipts are for :-)

I'd like to commit murder and mayhem on most people who use email return
receipts. I've got someone here at work who insists on using them for
everything she sends out. She especially loves to send meeting minutes
that way.

--
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you
nothing. It was here first. ~Mark Twain

Stevo
26-Jun-2007, 04:56 PM
Beth Cole scribbled something like:

> I'd like to commit murder and mayhem on most people who use email
> return receipts. I've got someone here at work who insists on using
> them for everything she sends out. She especially loves to send
> meeting minutes that way.

Got a couple people here that have return notifications turned on. I
can imagine their inbox when they send out an email to everyone in or
ogr.............<shudder>

Mark (mgh)
26-Jun-2007, 04:56 PM
> I got a dressing down because I did that. I was told I was not a team
> player. Got dressed down again when I said I don't kiss ***.

> The guy was fired.

ROTF !!

Typical Gov't work environment. Except, thankfully, the ID10T was
canned. If I'd done what you did, I'd have gotten fired.

Its beginning to seem like being a team player in large organizations,
especially gov't orgs, means being a meek lemming and not speaking up
when something needs to be said about a problem or situation. To me,
this goes against contributing to the team. It stiffles open & honest
communication.

G of Borg
26-Jun-2007, 06:32 PM
> Its beginning to seem like being a team player in large organizations,
> especially gov't orgs, means being a meek lemming and not speaking up
> when something needs to be said about a problem or situation. To me,
> this goes against contributing to the team. It stiffles open & honest
> communication.

Hmm and hear I thought 'team player' = sycophant

Dan C.
26-Jun-2007, 09:52 PM
He deserved it.

Sewermonger wrote:
> I've respond with:
>
> "Yes I did and I deleted it because I knew you were coming to ask me if
> I had gotten it. What was it about?"
>
> I got a dressing down because I did that. I was told I was not a team
> player.
> Got dressed down again when I said I don't kiss ***.
>
> The guy was fired.
>
>

Craig
26-Jun-2007, 11:43 PM
There's no "I" in "win"!
"Joseph Marton" <jmartonNO@SPAMhsemuni.com> wrote in message
news:pan.2007.06.26.15.22.29.948316@SPAMhsemuni.co m...
> On Tue, 26 Jun 2007 15:20:05 +0000, Craig wrote:
>
>> I can't be a team player with a team like this!
>
> There's no "team" without "me".
>
> --
> Joe
> "Mostly me, mostly you."
>

Mark (mgh)
27-Jun-2007, 12:22 AM
> Hmm and hear I thought 'team player' = sycophant

Not in the least!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sycophant

Wherever did you get _that_ idea?