Arré Checklist: Office Emails and What They Say About Us

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Arré Checklist: Office Emails and What They Say About Us

Illustration: Juergen Dsouza

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fter spending eleven long years in the corporate world, I’ve acquired a lengthy list of pet peeves that could power a weekly column for years to come. Right from annoying lunch habits to toilet etiquette, there is no dearth of things that can go wrong when people as different as chalk and cheese have to cohabit for eight hours a day. But of all the things that got my goat, emails were on the top of the list. Emails are like personality tests and not everyone comes off with passing marks. In every office, there is a small but distinguished group of worker ants who write emails that’ll make you want to bang your head against the wall, and yet others who make you wonder what they’re smoking. Email senders come in all shapes and sizes, and their emails will tell you just how far you should run.

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