Email whinge

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Fnaar, 6 Mar 2008.

  1. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    I love technology, me, computers are the best thing invented since the bicycle and organic wholemeal unsliced bread. However, I hate it when people use it simply to "tick a box".
    Owing to the fact that I work in a madhouse (university) I am meant to be at 3 meetings at the same time next Wednesday. Today, I've recieved "prior reading" emails/attachments for all three.
    #1) One attached document, 33 pages long, full of meaningless blather.
    #2) 7 attachments, total number of pages 72
    #3) 2 attachments, 3 pages each.

    Result: I will read none of it, and go to the meeting which is less likely to give me any further work to do!. However, the senders have done their job in disseminating info, so that's OK!
  2. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    bounce 'em :evil:
  3. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    if i absolutely had to pick one....
  4. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    go to none, get each to assume you were at the other meeting ;)
  5. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    I work in one of those madhouses too - fun though !
  6. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    In my work we operate on the basis of only doing something if the consequences of NOT doing it are dire for you personally. Oddly enough I find I have plenty of time to sit and post on here!

    Actually I enjoyed walking through the office the other day in my CC jersey advertising what I do all day instead of working. The jersey got a few nice remarks too.
  7. mmmm. judicious use of the 'delete' key is something i really enjoy...but then if the email goes quiet i get all lonely.

    funny how you reckon that email is really inconsequential but i can easily get very paranoid if someone doesn't reply to something i send.

    i often wonder how much paranoia i have unwittingly induced by ignoring people's emails for too long...people never admit it though.

  8. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    i haven't got my own email account or my own phone at work :biggrin:
    which is nice
  9. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    The other thing that gets me is that after writing some information which is sent to keep people informed, you then get a lot of usless and unnecessary replies commenting on technical matters for which they are not even qualified in both ability and knowledge to make!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. OP

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    You should send posts using Firefox. Or is it Mozilla? Or IE7.3. I don't know! I'm not qualified! :biggrin:
  11. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Similiar here: I have to get off my fat lazy ass :biggrin: to answer the phone though i welcome a good bit of lingo (road sweeper parts are interesting to a point :biggrin:) on the blower as you can only talk to 3-5 people about soo much ! As for the email thats pretty much shared with another soo...
  12. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Bloody bosses always are a law unto themselves. My MD is the same.
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