Crappy Email Writers

I’m talking to a senior administrator.

“I’m so sick and tired of students who send emails without a salutation or a signature,” I complain. “What am I supposed to do? Guess which one of my students could have chosen an email address of”

The administrator gives me a look of a wounded animal.

“Students??” he says. “You are wondering why students are doing this?? Eighteen and nineteen-year-old kids? Do you know how many emails I get every day from professors – people with doctoral degrees – that are exactly like this?”

3 thoughts on “Crappy Email Writers”

  1. Mmmm. I think I have mentioned before about working in HR? People do this all the time with job applications. And while y’know, people get to be sexual/playful yada yada, doesn’t reflect on their ability to do the job, anti discrimination yada yada, it still make me face-palm sometimes. The email I use for anything remotely professional, (where I’m not using a work email) is firstname.lastname@etc even though it’s a free account. It is seriously not that frigging difficult to set one up and only use it for job applications. Gahhhh.


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