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Gen Z struggles with ‘email anxiety’ at work

They struggle to cope with 1,000s of unread messages: ‘Hardest part of my job’

It’s just not clicking for them.

For millennials and older, the “You Got Mail” notification rarely incited stress.

In fact, most folks over thirty can still remember feeling a flush of excitement upon receiving an email — be it from work, family, friends or even advertisers — during its early stages in the early aughts.

But to the digital natives of Generation Z, getting electronic correspondence, namely from the office, is apparently as anxiety-inducing as getting sentenced to the electric chair.

Babbel researchers recently conducted a survey of 2,000 U.S. office workers to determine that employees between the ages of 18 to 24 are the most likely to let emails pile up.

The findings indicated that more than a third, 36%, of Gen Z professionals say they have over 1,000 unread emails in their inbox, compared with 18% of office workers overall.

For youngsters on the job, the accumulation of unanswered missives creates a hefty layer of pressure to open, read and properly respond to the messages. And once they finally reply, a whopping 1 in 5 Gen Zs report “very often” regretting the emails they send.

The formality of emailing, compared to the laissez-faire nature of texting or social media direct messaging, too, makes twenty-somethings feel uncomfortable.

“Gen Z’s communication preferences are heavily influenced by the prevalence of instant messaging platforms and social media,” said Touma. “Platforms like Snapchat and Instagram, for example, prioritize instantaneous communication, informality and visual cues.”

“The structured and formal nature of email communication may feel unfamiliar and more complicated to many [Gen Zers],” the insider added.

And he’s right — the kids are not alright.

The formality of emailing, compared to the laissez-faire nature of texting or social media direct messaging, too, makes twenty-somethings feel uncomfortable.

“Gen Z’s communication preferences are heavily influenced by the prevalence of instant messaging platforms and social media,” said Touma. “Platforms like Snapchat and Instagram, for example, prioritize instantaneous communication, informality and visual cues.”

“The structured and formal nature of email communication may feel unfamiliar and more complicated to many [Gen Zers],” the insider added.

And he’s right — the kids are not alright.

by Anonymousreply 99May 16, 2024 3:57 PM

“[On my way] to my office job to answer emails with the anxiety levels of someone being hunted for sport,” a young 9-to-5er penned in the closed-caption of her TikTok clip as she sucked down an applesauce before clocking into work.

“Email anxiety is so real,” gripped a separate staffer in another viral video. “The hardest part of my job is writing emails…It will take me 30 minutes to draft and send a three-sentence email.”

“I can’t live like this,” she groaned.

Similar sentiments were echoed by equally shaken laborers online.

Unsurprisingly, emails are far from the only workplace inconvenience that grinds Gen Zs’ gears.

In addition to canceling the use of the thumbs-up emoji due to its “hostile” connotations, whippersnappers at work have also banned the peach cartoon icon, citing its inappropriate undertones.

The demographic doesn’t want to be stuck behind a desk on a traditional eight-hour workday schedule, either.

“It is not something I am willing to do,” barked an unflinching Gen Z, who said he’d only commit to accepting jobs that offer 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. shifts.

But, when it comes to email anxiety, Touma warns that the stress can cause burnout in corporate fledglings.

“Unlike older generations who may have developed strategies for compartmentalizing work and personal communication, Gen Z may struggle to establish boundaries,” he said.

The experts suggest that more seasoned pros have had more time to strike a healthy work-life balance around handling emails, whereas big business newbies aren’t yet as savvy.

An expectation to respond quickly to emails and other messages “can blur the boundaries between work and personal life,” he said. “This constant connectivity can contribute to heightened stress levels and feelings of being constantly tethered to work obligations.”

But there’s hope yet for professional pups, according to Touma.

He recommends Gen Zs try responding to urgent messages within an hour or two. For messages that aren’t time-sensitive, answering within 24 hours is “considered courteous and professional,” he advised.

Touma also suggests setting up filters to automatically sort emails by urgency and topic, as well as designating specific times to check and respond to emails throughout the day.

Finally, he urges folks to unsubscribe from any irrelevant email lists and newsletters.

by Anonymousreply 1April 27, 2024 4:10 AM

[quote]who said he’d only commit to accepting jobs that offer 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. shifts.

We call those paaaaart tiiiiime joooobs.

by Anonymousreply 2April 27, 2024 4:22 AM

Oh, no. Poor things.

by Anonymousreply 3April 27, 2024 4:23 AM

They're so vocal on TikTok. How can they possibly be shy via email?

by Anonymousreply 4April 27, 2024 4:24 AM

OP is just looking to attack Gen Z

These threads are so weird to me. It was primarily elderly voters who support Prop 8 and all those antigay ballot initiatives. It's mostly people over 50 who voted for Trump. But DL is convinced that anyone under 30 is evil and worthy of derision

by Anonymousreply 5April 27, 2024 4:27 AM

R4 completely ignored the entire story.

by Anonymousreply 6April 27, 2024 4:28 AM

[quote]“Email anxiety is so real,” gripped a separate staffer in another viral video.

Oh dear.

by Anonymousreply 7April 27, 2024 4:29 AM

R5, but what about those of us around 40 making valid criticisms? I guess to them, we're "Boomers" now?

by Anonymousreply 8April 27, 2024 4:29 AM

R5, I don't remember people making all of these excuses for us when we were entering the workforce.

We were told to put on our big boy/big girl pants and suck it up. And we did.

by Anonymousreply 9April 27, 2024 4:30 AM

They need a safe space to escape from good grammar. Because of course they do.

by Anonymousreply 10April 27, 2024 4:37 AM

They have no anxiety about SMASH and GRABS though!

by Anonymousreply 11April 27, 2024 4:38 AM

Wow that’s a terrible piece of journalism.

[quote] For millennials and older, the “You Got Mail” notification rarely incited stress.

What notification? This doesn’t exist lol.

R8 what valid criticisms are you talking about? This story isn’t based on any sort of reality, it’s mostly anecdotal and the “study” it cites doesn’t give any specific info. I wouldn’t be surprised that younger people would be less likely to read every spam email that comes their way because they’re generally more fluent with how to use the internet in its current form, so it makes sense that they would have more unopened emails.

And again, it’s unsurprising to me that a person with less experience in a position would stress more about the quality of their communications…..because they’re less experienced.

This gen x v millennial v gen z stuff is sooooooooo boring and unproductive.

by Anonymousreply 12April 27, 2024 4:39 AM

[quote] [R8] what valid criticisms are you talking about?

That the youngest workers today are lazy, addicted to their cell phones, unreliable, lack appropriate workplace communication skills, and overall, S-U-C-K!

by Anonymousreply 13April 27, 2024 4:43 AM

Oh, and despite being "digital natives," they couldn't work out a simple tech problem if their life depended upon it.

by Anonymousreply 14April 27, 2024 4:44 AM

Emails have always been a pain.

by Anonymousreply 15April 27, 2024 4:45 AM

It's because they can't spell or write.

by Anonymousreply 16April 27, 2024 4:48 AM

R14 my younger coworkers are great. What now?

by Anonymousreply 17April 27, 2024 4:49 AM

R17, let's exchange co-workers!

by Anonymousreply 18April 27, 2024 4:49 AM

They should be experts at this.

by Anonymousreply 19April 27, 2024 4:52 AM

R13 correct. The social media contagion is spreading. Emails are tedious too. People are obsessed with a paper trail for the most mundane shit, it has to do a lot with women in the workplace, they’re always desperate to point fingers and play the GOTCHA! game rather than just getting shit done. Work is now a place to walk on eggshells and play mind games rather than being productive.

by Anonymousreply 20April 27, 2024 4:54 AM

Well, no different than a Boomer boss I once had. She went out of town for a week, had over 1,000 e-mails when she returned. When I asked her how she dealt with that she said she did a mass deletion of all of them without reading them. Fallowed that up with "I was out of town, email went down, if you sent me an e-mail that was very important, please resend a new one. - The management.

Soooo Typical all about me, me, me Boomerish behavior. Unlike Gen Z, no remorse, guilt or anxiety involved.

by Anonymousreply 21April 27, 2024 4:55 AM

Gen Z are being treated like little newborns by a wet nurse.

How hilarious from a generation who demands to be taken seriously and wonders why they don't have homes yet.

by Anonymousreply 22April 27, 2024 4:57 AM

R21 she sounds horrible, but most Boomers are hard workers. Gen Z just doesn’t respond. They’re pieces of shit. No wonder AI is being pushed so hard.

by Anonymousreply 23April 27, 2024 4:58 AM

Female employees are too busy keeping tabs on everything said in the office, desperately searching for a triggering and offensive statement, to try and start HR drama and get a lawsuit going than to focus on actual work.

by Anonymousreply 24April 27, 2024 5:00 AM

Quelle surprise that the Venn diagram of those complaining about young people and complaining about women in the workplace (Jesus Christ what is wrong with this website) is a circle.

by Anonymousreply 25April 27, 2024 5:06 AM

Gen Z support for gay marriage dropped significantly following the Millennials.

Fuck these little cunts.

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by Anonymousreply 26April 27, 2024 5:09 AM

I can deal with email and texts. No. Phone. Calls.

by Anonymousreply 27April 27, 2024 5:19 AM

R27 has stated her boundaries

by Anonymousreply 28April 27, 2024 5:20 AM

When I was self-employed, I learned to like emails because I could bill for dealing with them.

Now, I work in a ~ 50-person office within a larger organization (maybe 1,500 ppl). Some intra- or inter-office emails are somewhat anxiety-inducing. Especially the ones from dumb, bossy people.

Anyway, I am ruthless with my emails and delete a ton of them. It's like Whack-a-Mole.

I don't mind phone calls. After going back and forth with emails, sometimes it's just helpful to have a phone call.

by Anonymousreply 29April 27, 2024 5:21 AM

Deleting emails is going to bring law suits.

by Anonymousreply 30April 27, 2024 5:28 AM

Who the fuck gets 1,000 emails in a week?

by Anonymousreply 31April 27, 2024 5:31 AM

Be better, millennials!!

by Anonymousreply 32April 27, 2024 5:34 AM

R30, I receive some truly dumb intra office emails, like Happy Fri-Yay from the frau crowd. Usually the subject is something like: fridge clean out or chipping in for May birthdays celebration.

by Anonymousreply 33April 27, 2024 5:37 AM

It's hilarious watching these Gen Z idiots try to make an enemy of Millennials, whom already have had no problems fighting with Boomers or Gen X.

Come at us again, sweetie.

by Anonymousreply 34April 27, 2024 6:59 AM

Gen Z email after 30 minutes:

Wut DY need again? DY need it RN?

by Anonymousreply 35April 27, 2024 7:13 AM

I agree R33. I get the same stupid emails.

When we worked from home, no one bothered with emails or phone calls. Everyone just figured everything out. Now that we're back in the office, I get at least 10 ridiculous, stupid, unnecessary emails a day.

by Anonymousreply 36April 27, 2024 7:15 AM

FFS, 1000 emails untouched?


Learn which of your key colleagues uses email for everything and messaging for nothing. (They have different expectations)

Anything from HR, anything remotely administrative rather than related to day-to-day work can usually be ignored, including many emails marked with some degree of urgency (the coffee room refrigerator is at mist urgent for people who use the coffee room refrigerator...maybe).

Bosses and equal colleagues and people whose work you are supervising deserve attention if only a full read and a "Sounds good" or simply a 'marked read' tickmark. Have a look twice a day to see if anything falls in this category.

Don't touch an email twice unless it's of vital importance. If it needs a response respond then and be done with it.

Emails about company-wide meetings or whatever the fucking require no more than ticking s Will/Can't Attend button. If it's important you'll find out about it in good time; in any case, lose no time with this shit.

Where you need to respond, respond succinctly and unequivocally. Done.

by Anonymousreply 37April 27, 2024 8:06 AM

Gen-z are some of the softest, weakest, most pathetic, most ignorant, stupid people on the planet.

by Anonymousreply 38April 27, 2024 8:13 AM

Everything is viewed through a filter of falsely concerned mental health awareness. Imagine having one of the email phobic types as a supervisor, mean girls part 2. Everything based on hinting around and mind reading because no direct communication is allowed, then boom your in the out group and or fired. Good riddance

by Anonymousreply 39April 27, 2024 8:16 AM

Gen Z's biggest problem is going to be with the much larger generation of Millennials.

Not Gen X.

Not with the dying Boomers.

With Millennials.

by Anonymousreply 40April 27, 2024 8:35 AM

Work emails are definitely an issue. I sometimes get enough that I could make reading and replying to them my full time job.

I ignore most of them unless they specifically ask me to do something.

by Anonymousreply 41April 27, 2024 8:41 AM

[quote]Who the fuck gets 1,000 emails in a week?

Have you ever worked in a real office? There are lots of jobs where that happens. In my case the Project Coordinator got that kind of thing happening. And that's not even a very high level job. They have to talk to everyone on a team, plus all the managers, producers and outside vendors. It's really not a lot, if you break it down it's about 200 emails a day.

by Anonymousreply 42April 27, 2024 1:06 PM

About 200 emails a day, in a day with 8 hours of work (480 minutes), means spending 50 minutes per day processing email, if you spend just 15 seconds on each one: a little over 10% of the workday.

by Anonymousreply 43April 27, 2024 1:24 PM

Is there a single thing on this planet that DOESN’T give Gen Z anxiety?

by Anonymousreply 44April 27, 2024 2:18 PM

Corporations are going to stop hiring them citing productivity reasons and older employees are going to have come in and save the day.

by Anonymousreply 45April 27, 2024 2:48 PM

Fuck em

by Anonymousreply 46April 27, 2024 2:59 PM

"About 200 emails a day, in a day with 8 hours of work (480 minutes), means spending 50 minutes per day processing email, if you spend just 15 seconds on each one: a little over 10% of the workday."

I spend about two seconds , if that. If I'm not familiar with the sender, I hit the delete button without even opening it. 98% of incoming email is junk/spam anyway, why bother spending 15 whole seconds with it.

by Anonymousreply 47April 27, 2024 3:04 PM

I’m GenX and I HATE email—I’d prefer to communicate with colleagues via Slack or text. And certainly not phone calls.

by Anonymousreply 48April 27, 2024 3:13 PM

This is the problem:

If you send an email, NOTHING GETS DONE.

If you send an IM, it gets done.

Emails are exactly that: mail. You get tons of mail in your mailbox, do you need to open everything? Do you open all the promotional balance transfer offers and read through them?

Thus, the chat becomes the priority. Email has created its own shitty reputation for worthlessness.

by Anonymousreply 49April 27, 2024 3:19 PM

Part of the reason why they're filled with anxiety is their manic preoccupation with which gender pronoun to use in salutations.

by Anonymousreply 50April 27, 2024 3:28 PM

With spam filters, and by spending a few minutes to set up email rules to organize incoming emails into folders for quick triage, it's super easy to deal with email.

As much gets done with email as with Teams/Slack, so that's a ridiculous assertion.

by Anonymousreply 51April 27, 2024 3:31 PM

[quote]In addition to canceling the use of the thumbs-up emoji due to its “hostile” connotations

I'm old, can someone please explain this one to me?

by Anonymousreply 52April 27, 2024 3:38 PM

There's no explaining it. They think the smiley emoticon is "hostile" too.

They're fucking idiots.

by Anonymousreply 53April 27, 2024 3:52 PM

Thumbs up is associated with a fascist movement in the United States. The OK 👌 is a white power symbol.

by Anonymousreply 54April 27, 2024 3:55 PM

It just occurred to me why Gen Z struggles with so much: they grew up with and normalized not being able to focus on a single task to the exclusion of the static of life. They don't like emails because they're written and you have to focus on just what's on the screen even if it's just for a few seconds. They don't like telephone calls because you have to listen and respond to just that one person and what they're saying. And they don't like actual jobs because they're paid for their time and are supposed to be putting all of their attention and effort into doing what they've been hired to do (and not looking at social media, listening to music or a podcast, or carrying on multiple conversations via text or DMs).

It's no wonder we have an explosion of people with ADHD incapable of dealing with the firehose of information projected at them. Their parents and teachers never trained them to focus. As an employer who hired hundreds of people, I've had that conversation with new employees that basically centers around paying attention to the task at hand. Thankfully I've gotten to the level at which you don't deal with this level of employee; I don't know how I'd cope with having to start at the basic level of not doing a dozen things at once because you're not giving any one of them the focus which it deserves. It's one thing to listen to music while you clean the house; it's entirely a different handicap when you can't ignore the static long enough to read an email.

And yeah, the flip side to that is the boomer who deletes emails unread and expects the sender to compensate. Were that my employee, they wouldn't be five minutes after I heard they deleted a thousand messages unread upon returning from vacation. But this points to the problem not being generational per se but more of one of hubris and expectation. If you're the kind of employee who gets a thousand emails a week, you'd better have the skills to deal with it. If you're the kind of employee who can't find the motivation to read your email and deal with them efficiently, you'd better develop the skills to deal with it. And we're quickly approaching the level of technology where you either have the skills and a job or a machine will.

by Anonymousreply 55April 27, 2024 4:20 PM

It's true they are more homophobic. I hear 'pussy' and 'freak' hissed under breath often.

To me it's always seemed a kind of mental illness to say things to people you pass by.

by Anonymousreply 56April 27, 2024 4:42 PM

[quote] Email has created its own shitty reputation for worthlessness.

Email itself is not the problem, it's the way that it's used that can make it worthless. I work in the law field and email is very important and useful. It's a paper trail.

by Anonymousreply 57April 27, 2024 5:38 PM

^ This is why it's being ignored more and more frequently - the dreaded paper trail - but it certainly doesn't make a bad situation better. In fact, I think ignoring and deleting emails will lead to bigger problems, and lots more work for attorneys, especially if it can proven emails are intentionally going unread. Accountability is inevitable.

by Anonymousreply 58April 27, 2024 5:52 PM

The very few interactions I've had with Zers have shown them to be heavily sedated or quite literally on the verge of a nervous breakdown, to the concern and/or amusement of their older co-workers.

by Anonymousreply 59April 27, 2024 5:56 PM

[quote]Gen Z struggles with work.

Fixed it for you, OP.

by Anonymousreply 60April 27, 2024 6:11 PM

R59 - Disney's newest live action film will be "The Adventures of Peter Prozac"

by Anonymousreply 61April 28, 2024 1:34 AM

R59, the lion's share of them are heavily stoned. Not necessarily a bad thing, as I do enjoy my edibles on my time off, but no, not at work. Inappropriate.

by Anonymousreply 62April 29, 2024 9:41 AM

I still find it hard to believe anyone gets 1,000 emails a week. I work from home and am in touch with 2 bosses and 2 friends. At most I generally get 2 emails a day. More if I am having a continuing chat with a friend, or have ordered something online and I get a receipt. I only hear from my bosses about a submission or a deadline. Otherwise they leave me alone to do my job. There was an issue last month about something which required back and forth for about 10 emails over a few days, but that was an exception. I do get some spam but just delete it without opening.

by Anonymousreply 63April 29, 2024 10:08 AM

I am in the financial section of where I work - I have to have everything in email and able to document everything for various auditors. My phone message says 'please send me an email at blah blah, I do not check my phone messages'. In 4 years I have never checked my phone messages, fuck that.

If someone sends me a quick question on chat, fine but if it's more than just a random question I tell them to send me an email. It's just the way it is, sometimes you have to just deal with it.

HR talked to me about not answering chat messages and I asked if they would prefer to pay me to spend time screen shotting and copy/pasting chats and emailing them to myself or just having people know they need to email me to begin with. It's the only thing I am fairly inflexible on.

by Anonymousreply 64April 29, 2024 11:52 AM

There should be one button that knocks out all email

by Anonymousreply 65April 29, 2024 11:56 AM

[quote]I spend about two seconds , if that. If I'm not familiar with the sender, I hit the delete button without even opening it. 98% of incoming email is junk/spam anyway, why bother spending 15 whole seconds with it.

R47, Maybe you need a better spam filter, that's not what we are talking about here. All the emails are internal so you cant just "punch and delete" like some queen on her laptop. Some jobs require a lot of daily communication with co-workers and employees.

by Anonymousreply 66April 29, 2024 12:03 PM

R63, I've been on vacation for a week, and returned back to work to find many hundreds of emails to go through. It's absolutely normal and expected for me.

I will spend the entire day upon my return, triaging and addressing the emails that built up while I was gone.

by Anonymousreply 67April 29, 2024 3:07 PM

[quote]There should be one button that knocks out all email

How has R65 not heard of "Mark all as read"?

by Anonymousreply 68April 29, 2024 3:07 PM

oh please R57, 99% of all emails are not evidence or a paper trail.

by Anonymousreply 69May 14, 2024 3:08 AM

TF is wrong with these babies?

by Anonymousreply 70May 14, 2024 3:10 AM


They are also offended by periods at the end of a text.

by Anonymousreply 71May 14, 2024 3:28 AM

Grow the fuck up

Make these waifs learn script.

by Anonymousreply 72May 14, 2024 4:09 AM

Learn script R72? What does that even mean?

by Anonymousreply 73May 14, 2024 4:11 AM

It means cursive writing, aka penmanship.

by Anonymousreply 74May 14, 2024 4:22 AM

Apparently some school districts are bringing back cursive instruction because it stimulates a different cognitive region than printing / typing.

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by Anonymousreply 75May 14, 2024 4:52 AM

I hate cursive, always have, always will. It's not good for communication because everyone putting their own stink to the shape of a letter makes it difficult to read. Yes it can look beautiful IF you are good at it, but most people are sloppy at handwriting so it becomes even more difficult to read. There is a reason Architects have been using pint on their drawing long before the Frank Lloyd Wright days.

by Anonymousreply 76May 14, 2024 5:33 AM

I went to Catholic school and we called it script, not cursive.

I like nice handwriting. Nice handwriting comes in all forms, both print and script. I like something large and legible.

My own handwriting is pretty nice, but inconsistent.

by Anonymousreply 77May 14, 2024 5:57 AM

You know you’re dealing with a message board full of small town, small company oldsters when you’re 77 messages into an actual debate about the value of email.

Here’s a clue, oldsters. Email has very little value unless you work in sales. Tell your employers to sign up for Slack or Teams. Everyone else is on it.

by Anonymousreply 78May 14, 2024 11:14 AM

I have 55,417 unread emails and am 66 years old.

by Anonymousreply 79May 14, 2024 11:31 AM

[quote] At most I generally get 2 emails a day.

Gurl, your job is in DANGER!

by Anonymousreply 80May 14, 2024 11:32 AM

I still type memos and post them on the breakroom walls.

by Anonymousreply 81May 14, 2024 11:37 AM

Giant pussies! Require read receipts! That'll fuck with them.

by Anonymousreply 82May 14, 2024 11:39 AM

lately i've realized a lot of what i interpret as rudeness from zoomers is actually just fear and anxiety. they don't know how to talk and avoid eye contact. you have to treat them like little kids who don't know any better and set a good example communicating.

by Anonymousreply 83May 14, 2024 11:44 AM

[quote]Tell your employers to sign up for Slack or Teams. Everyone else is on it.

Teams has eliminated over 90% of my emails. And ALL of the unnecessary ones.

by Anonymousreply 84May 14, 2024 11:48 AM

[quote] a lot of what i interpret as rudeness from zoomers is actually just fear and anxiety. they don't know how to talk and avoid eye contact.

Oh honey, that's because you keep hitting on them despite being more than twice their age. Once they hear about HR, you'll be getting a call.

by Anonymousreply 85May 14, 2024 11:48 AM

I feel like the losers of Gen Z get over represented in any study about them. There have always been losers of every generation. But they did not have such agency and a substantial voice before social media. I don’t think Gen Z is more deficient than previous generations. And they are actually the most tolerant and open minded. It’s just that the losers get so much attention and validation. Anyone get what I’m saying. There are a lot of very smart, mentally stable, no excuse making Gen Zers in the work force.

by Anonymousreply 86May 14, 2024 11:56 AM

Stupid people doing stupid things

by Anonymousreply 87May 14, 2024 12:04 PM

A clear divide between the “shopbottom” cohort of DL and the “professional” cohort. Just because you hardly get any emails and/or the ones you do get are so trivial you can just ignore them doesn’t extrapolate to the rest of the workforce.

by Anonymousreply 88May 14, 2024 12:09 PM

When I go on vacation, and have to address the 200+ emais I receive, I do the following:

Sort by sender - this alllows me to delte emails like upcoming webinars and other crap. I also receive daily reports but they don't require any action so I read those at some point during the day since they aren't urgent.

Sort by subject/topic - this allows me to only have to read the most recent email. No sense in reading the initial email since it's contained in the last email.

As I open the emails, I can decide to keep ones that I'm merely cc'd on or delete them because they are not something I need to be concerned with. Then I respond to those I need to.

All of this doesn't take a day or even 1/2 the day.

As for email etiquette, it's not just Gen Z. I get emails from Boomers (of which I am one) with a simple subject line like "do you have time for a call?" or "quick chat?" Ugh!

by Anonymousreply 89May 14, 2024 12:57 PM

R78 is a clueless moron who is just wrong

by Anonymousreply 90May 14, 2024 2:02 PM

I'm sleeping like an angel despite 3600+ unread emails.

by Anonymousreply 91May 14, 2024 2:50 PM

[quote]...but most people are sloppy at handwriting

In my experience, R76, most [bold]boys/men[/bold] are "sloppy at handwriting."

When I was still teaching (college level), I had to read a ton of handwritten essays, since I always put essay questions on my mid-terms/finals. When I graded them, I designed the exam so the students wrote their essays on the [italic]back[/italic] of the exam's last pages, so I couldn't see the name of the student and thus wouldn't get accused of bias for/against a particular student (even in the early aughts, one always had to cover one's ass). Not that I ever would have done such a thing, but one has to be careful!

Invariably, when I graded an essay, after I had given it a score and then turned the exam over to the front page, if the handwriting was a mess (and sometimes the handwriting so bad it would take me 20 minutes to discern the answer), it was a guy. I've ever had the latter problem with a female student.

Just sayin'.

by Anonymousreply 92May 14, 2024 3:34 PM

What a bunch of pussies!

by Anonymousreply 93May 14, 2024 4:00 PM

I'm so over people and their anxieties - always used as a shield against expectations. I'm not even denying that lots of people are anxious. But big fucking deal. Join the club.

by Anonymousreply 94May 14, 2024 4:47 PM

Yuck can you imagine being a male student of cunt senior lesbian's? R92

by Anonymousreply 95May 14, 2024 7:30 PM

That’s exactly what I thought R80!!!!

by Anonymousreply 96May 14, 2024 7:33 PM

R85 i'm referring to my experiences with service providers not coworkers

by Anonymousreply 97May 15, 2024 5:30 AM

R97 - Please note that "service providers" is not a new term for sex worker. Stop answering the door with an open robe.

by Anonymousreply 98May 15, 2024 12:03 PM

This poor teacher is doing the Lord’s work.

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