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Are you one of these people? If so, I hate you. Your email isn't important. No it isn't. Don't kid yourself.
If it's that important, ring me
with "ACTION:" in the subject. Which makes me think of Time Crisis.
IT'S TIME FOR THE ONE MAN ARMY
God I love Time Crisis.
I put this on my CV
We really need to play time crisis sometime, my friend. I can't do £1, but I can complete Time Crisis 2 with £2. I thought that was fairly impressive.
Arcades = my misspent youth. :(
I suck at all the other TCs. I'll need like £20
Almost on a par with those cunts who insist on writing FAO.
I have quickly learnt that the project manager sends every single one of his e-mails not only with a ‘High Priority’ exclamation mark, but also as ‘flagged’. I can think of nothing that is more likely to make me treat an e-mail with indifference.
i have nothing more to say
This post deserves much more love
forwards tonnes of irrelevant stuff, with "fyi" as his only contribution.
I hate high-priority emails too. It's so presumptuous! I'll decide whether your email is important or not, thanks.
Is exactly why I have my email set up to tell me if someone has also tagged it for a receipt. Then ignore indefiniately.
by setting all of mine on high by default. And also setting the deadline thing so they get a reminder 2 days after I sent an email saying "cake in the kitchen" or something.
he also once used the 'low priority' flag, when he emailed everyone in our entire office (100odd) to see if they knew where his umbrella is. he's such a dick.
that's high priority, esp. if it's raining.
always ask for reciept
never send reciept
Not sure why. I like to have the upper hand, or something.
uses them on everything, even when e-mailing the entire office with some minor announcement.
how to make it high priority!
usually on stuff where it's not my problem if they don't read it, to act as an extra layer of 'not my fault' when they don't bother to read it, show up at a cancelled meeting, and then ring me up to complain and ask why I didn't tell them.
Subject: ACTION: LOOK OUT!
was read on 28/08/2008 17:39.
I like how your email system puts 'ACTION:' next to high priority email subjects.
Does it put 'BLETHER:' next to low priority ones?
Mine does occasionally add 'POSSIBLE SPAM' though. Don't think that was in Time Crisis.
Still, at least my work appears to have relocated to hardcore porn.
Dear People Who Do This
When I receive an e-mail with a high priority '!', I treat it as low priority. Sometimes I even delete it and send an e-mail saying it got corrupted and asking you to send it again.
Tunde S. McKay
someone at my work always cc's himself and writes the whole email message in the subject line and leaves the main bit blank, lolz.
yeah? That's just efficient though. I cc myself on all stuff I know I need to be arsed to follow up. Saves keeping a task list.
it makes no sense and he's just doing it because he's a wrong 'un.
I think the person I'm sending it to won't read it properly anyway. Are you that person? If so, I hate you.
i hate being sent tasks via outlook exchange...
send a regular email or just ask me!
have a whole system of 'escalating importance' going on at my work. Starts off sent at 'high importance' (the exclamation mark), then next is 'urgent' (exclamation mark + URGENT in the subject line) before ending up at the incredible stage of 'urgent important' which is the exclamation mark, a red flag and "URGENT: IMPORTANT" in the subject line.
I find it much nicer just to wrote "Hilfe!" or "Oh Noes!" in the subject line.
The ultimate is
! RE: URGENT - IMPORTANT!
With "Never mind" as the message.
Never fails to put a smile on my face and a fist in the wall.
if there is a deadline that is bearing down on you or if it is information that needs to be shared quickly. if it is misused then it could be annoying. if you were prone to being annoyed by inconsequential things.