PEOPLE WHO: Communications edition

indiebedwetter
officeworker
peoplewho

#1

What are your biggest pet peeves when trying to comminucate with people (strangers) in a more or less professional manner?

In the last week I’ve had to phone abroad loads because people just don’t respond to emails. There’s even one woman I spoke to on the phone who was like “yes, I’ll send you this document in an email” and obviously hasn’t. I thought that MOST PEOPLE preferred emails to phonecalls (to complete strangers), or is that just an indie bedwetter thing? Makes me PROPERLY annoyed, it does.

Go on, your turn


#2

Delighted that I don’t have to communicate professionally with anyone


#3

Obviously everyone prefers emails for exactly the reason that they can then be ignored. Sadly, it’s phone calls / face to face that gets shit done.


#4

I like communicating with all people as I am a people person.


#5

ALL PEOPLE???


#6

I much prefer phoning someone up. A five minute conversation will get you answers on things that would take half an hour to type up with no response.


#7

Yes, apart from you.


#8

Should have belled the wazza over the aggregates


#9

Always speak to them or phone them. If you actually want to get something done that is. If you want to kick something into touch for a few days, then email is the way to go.


#10

Yeah me too, man of the people, working class hero even.


#11

I’ll email you with my full response


#12

Finally someone who gets it!


#13

Nah

Emails are only ignored when you write aggressively, or don’t ask a clear question. Understanding the limitations of the other side, and not overestimating your own self-importance is alos good to keep in mind. They don’t care about you after all.

I’ve never had an email or letter ignored. I can’t remember the last time I had to ring somewhere, thinking about it.


#14

I’ll have you know I write a pretty decent email. Maybe it’s the type of people I work with. Culture people and freelancers.


#15

Oh jesus christ yeah they sound horrific.

Culture and freelancers is my idea of hell. Urgh.


#16

I mean I am one of those people myself. But still.


#18

sometimes I email my other email account


#19

Ever get a response?


#20

aye man. had some tremendous correspondence between myself


#21

One of the companies I’ve emailed don’t even have a phone number up on their website, true story.