Friday, April 23, 2010

I don't give a crap about your personal thoughts on the subject

Sometimes in work I send out information related to the industry or events that I believe is useful and/or helpful information for some of my colleagues. Doing this is of course no big deal at all for me, but what I do find annoying is that an increasing amount of people seem to find it suitable to mail me back and tell me their own personal take on the situation. I find this increasingly annoying and am seriously considering to add a disclaimer to the end of these e-mails

"I mail you this because I think it might in some way be helpful for your work but please note that I don't give a crap about your personal thoughts on the subject

That would for sure make me really popular in the company!


Fernando said...

lol very true...some people have the tendency of handing our opinions when no one has asked for them.
My native language is spanish and I was trying to write a blog in english to practice it and I did ask for opinions to my native english friends, but then a friend from my town, ergo spanish speaker, started correcting me, sending me opinions that as you well wrote "I don't give a crap"

Great blog salaryman!

Mr. Salaryman said...

Hey there Fernando, glad that you like the blog! Let's just hope that your friend doesn't find this blog then!

Anonymous said...

Aw... they're probably just replying because they want to have a conversation and get to know you better and this is their "in" to your secret world, or to show you that they read it and appreciated your sending it to them (or it's an ego-trip so that their pride is not damaged by your sending them something they did not ask for but should've known about). If you don't want them to reply, maybe put a polite disclaimer at the end of the message "It is not necessary to reply to this message". That way you can still get replies that might be useful to you, but also screen for the useless ones at the same time.

I'm not the best at English either, but correct spelling and grammar will help you to be understood better than incorrect spelling and grammar.

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