Sometimes a short e-mail saying “thank you” may be appropriate but clearly there are times when only a handwritten and addressed card will do.
Where the cultural difference comes into play in email is reflecting the proper level of formality as a sign of respect.
A site visitor writes: I hit “reply” to a coworkers email in which I should have “forwarded” to another person. The reply wasn’t negative in connotation but it did refer to the sender in a joking way (to me, anyway) as a “damn Yankee”. I realized immediately that I did not hit “forward” as intended […]
To contact others about ancillary, unrelated topics or worse yet commercial endeavors simply because their email address was improperly exposed to you is conducive to spamming them. Understand the issue here is you have an email address that was not provided to you by its owner and you need to govern yourself accordingly when thinking of using it.
What’s with all the complaining about “Thank You” e-mails? Many claiming they are a waste of time, annoying and shouldn’t be sent. I’ve posted on the topic of Thank You curmudgeons previously and have been on the receiving end of “thank you” e-mails and not once was I annoyed. I smile; then hit Delete. So […]
A site visitor was curious and pondered… We are in negotiations with a major retail chain. I e-mailed our contact on Tuesday – after waiting two weeks for her vacation. This person promised to get back to us and review the documents. This is a big deal for our company and there has not been […]