Questions about professional etiquette when communicating via email.

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Is it business (formal) to say “sounds great” in email reply?

My potential employer emailed me for a skype interview as following: I will call you tomorrow at ##:##. Please provide me with skype ID to reach you on. [Name of Potential Employer] ...
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Improving on my e-mail writing skills

How can I improve my use of English when writing emails? English is my second language and I struggle to write emails as I lack experience.
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How to react to manager sending me mail on my personal address?

A few months ago, I decided to quit my job, resulting in 3 months notice, reduced to 1,5 months through negotiation. Things were going quite terribly as I was completely unmotivated by the work I was ...
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Should I tell an employee she's sabotaging herself, two weeks before I leave my job?

I am currently the manager of a team of 15 people. In two weeks' time I will leave this job for a totally different one, in a different sector and a neighbouring city. At my current job, I have one ...
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Should I bother to reply to emails from recruiters when I'm already employed?

Every now and then I get an email from a recruiter with a position they want to offer me. These emails are normally offering jobs outside my area of expertise and asking for skills I simply don't have....
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Interview was set up through phone, don't have interviewer's email. Is it ok to find their email online to send a follow-up email?

I know there are a variety of opinions on follow-up emails after interviews. I tend to side with "do it", because it probably won't hurt and in some cases you might be able to add something key that ...
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Politeness When Writing an email [duplicate]

I'm facing a bit of a dilemma. Let me explain the situation to you. She stated that they would contact me within a short timeframe, when they were waiting to hear back from another company in ...
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Should you use email tracking with your employer? [closed]

There are several plugins for email services like Gmail that can track emails you send and notify you when it has been opened/viewed by a recipient. I am tempted to use it with my employer/HR in ...
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Is it acceptable to CC my friend in a referral email?

I occasionally get recruiters emailing me. I usually politely decline. But I have a friend looking for a job, and I like to recommend him if he is a good fit. So in my most recent email turning down ...
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What all the reasons to get a reward as a tester [closed]

What all the reasons to get an appreciation email from manager if we work as a tester?
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Can people complain about my grammar when I was not employed to use perfect English?

My company head hunted me for my abilities of a warehouse manager and people management skills. My English however has never been my strongest ability and they are now complaining about my grammar in ...
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How to send a “reminder” to a recruiter?

If you don’t hear from me by mid-week (Wednesday or Thursday) will you do me a favor and drop me an email to give me a reminder so I can communicate with you on the summer internship. How would you ...
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How to email to HR manager who said she would get back to me but didn't? [duplicate]

I requested from a HR Manager regarding new position openings at her company. I attached my with the email and I got following reply," Hi Rafhan, Let me check and get back to you." It seems like she ...
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How can I discourage unsolicited job requests?

My team recently hired a couple of interns, and I was the point-of-contact for the hiring process. I made the unfortunate decision to include my work e-mail address when posting the opening to my alma ...
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What is a professional way to request my CTO and project manager to end my night shift

I have been working night shift for the past 6 months and I'd like to request that this changes. I was initially promised that I would only be working these shifts for 3 months. However, I cannot ...
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HR manager forgot to attach a job application. What should I do?

My interviewer forgot to attach a job application I had to complete before the interview. He sent me an email, telling me that the interview would be on Monday, and that I had to fill in the attached ...
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Is it professional to include the “Sent from my device” in an email signature?

My iPhone signature is automatically "Sent from my iPhone". My iPad does the same, and on my Android tablet, I get "Sent using Cloud Magic Email". Finally, on Desktop, it says "Sent Sent from Nylas N1"...
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My client wants me to work on-site

I'm a web developer, and building an app for one of my clients. The project is kind of big and I hired online freelancers to do javascript and jquery for me. The project has taken a while and now it'...
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Is my email address unprofessional? [duplicate]

My email address is '{initials}.{first name}@gmail.com'. I created this when I was 15 and have used it through high school and 2 years of college. I sent an email to a friend the other day and he ...
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Company failed to answer invoice mail

I've been working as a freelancer for almost 2 months, full time, for the same company. No prior freelance experience. As per the contract, they have 30-45 days to deposit the money in my account. I ...
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Question about my contract regarding purchasing own flights [closed]

very recently, I have just emailed my new company that I will be purchasing my own flight ticket and they gave me the go sign and the amount that I can claim for it which is about $1300, any extra ...
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How to re-ask for an interview when the recruiter returns from travelling?

The email read: "Please contact me when I return from traveling on [this week]. We will review the internship opportunity at that time." How should I phrase my follow-up email?
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No response during earlier part of this week

I have been offered an internship position in the Group after which I had cold-mailed the Engineering Lead regarding a suitable profile. He cc'ed the mail to another lead(say X) who is working with ...
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Ethics regarding setup of forwarding rules unknown to mailbox owner

I work with someone, I'll say her name is Jane, who is an administrative assistant here. Jane discovered that unbeknownst to her, someone had set up several automatic forwarding rules in her Outlook. ...
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How to reapply after turning down a position

I was offered a position in October 2015. I turned it down because I had been working at home for about 10 months and wasn't sure I wanted to go back to an office full time (after working in one for ...
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Email may have sent twice - is there an etiquette convention for this?

For this question, let's assume I needed to send an important email to a potential customer. Because of a problem with my email client, which rarely happens, two copies of the email are in my Sent ...
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What differences in email politeness exist for India?

I have a business contact in India, whom I do not know personally. Let's assume my name is Tobias Smith and my contact is Raj Singh. I initially addressed him by first name, as I was told this is ...
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How to handle it when someone drags in upper management to get you to solve a problem that they were the source of

So, I ran into an issue today. Generally, when I'm emailing someone to remind them that they've done something incorrectly, I limit the scope to them, their manager1, and my manager. I try to be ...
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Missed email outside working hours [closed]

I've searched everywhere about this but can't find anything, so I might as well ask here. My office is closed on Saturdays (which is quite a hard thing to find in my city) and Sundays of course. ...
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Can a company i no longer work for keep my my email address active [duplicate]

A company I used to work for a year and a half ago still has my email active. I suppose to intercept any leads or info about me. I'm not sure if they respond, but when I send emails to the old ...
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How should I approach an unanswered email regarding Job opportunities

I was with a company as a translator and made a solid connection with the other interpreter over the course of a one week trip. We had discussed the possibility of connecting each other in our ...
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How to email and ask the recruiter about the progress/situation of my job application? [duplicate]

Last week I applied for a job & sent my CV & other details to the recruiter. Then they sent me back another form to fill which contained some competency type questions. I filled out the form ...
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How to convince company to not go overboard with email signature?

The signature culture at my company is dangerously close to ridiculous, and this question made me ask about it here. We're an MS Gold Ultra Colour Plus(tm)(c)(fm)(wtf) Partner which is apparently an ...
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How can I politely reply when I made a mistake because of my bad assumption? [closed]

I am a Software Engineer. Today, I received a mail from my senior with my boss in cc, stating that I have made a mistake in some work done a long time ago. It is effected and found on my Project ...
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Is this email address a good idea? [duplicate]

I am setting up my portfolio site and with it I want to have some professional email. Many domains are already taken but I found firstNameLastName.com available. This is problem though because ...
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Getting out of questionable tasks that are not part of my job

I work as a designer/front end developer for a small software company, and the CEO is currently acting the role of the only sales person. Lately I've been asked to create e-mail campaigns for various ...
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Should I create a new e-mail if my current one contains an online nickname? [duplicate]

I use a nickname that makes me identifiable anywhere on the internet. As neither Stack Overflow, nor most of the SE sites are related to my "internet persona", I decided not to register with that name ...
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How to send a reminder message to schedule meeting | Linkedin [duplicate]

I am setting up an informational interview with a director of a firm. I approached the person to which they replied that they were happy to read my message and would like to offer me time and asked me ...
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How can ask professional for forwarding my e-mail to person who is responsible for purchases? [closed]

I try to expand my distribution network. I have big database with potential companies. For some of them I know who is responsible for purchases but for most of them I have just e-mail of sales ...
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Are employers allowed to access/search through one's personal email outside work hours?

Recently I have been noticing some weird activity on my workstation (which is password protected) such as Browser Data (History, Saved Passwords, Ignored Prompt Options, Plugin Data, Browser Session ...
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Verbal Job Offer and Training Date But No Email

I went to an interview, and received a job offer later that day over the phone. She told me the amount I'd be paid, the department I'd be in and the day to come in for training. I was told I would ...
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Should I send a second follow-up email to schedule an interview?

10 days ago, I received an e-mail on a Friday from a potential employer offering me a Skype interview for a position I applied for. They said directly, "I'd like to speak with you this coming week," ...
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How to write an email to ask my subordinates to attend meetings

My subordinates have not been attending monthly meetings for the past few months. How do I write an email to nudge/drive them to attend meetings?
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How to respond to an apology email from boss?

I have received an apology email from my CEO for springing last minute, poorly managed company duties one late Friday afternoon which resulted me to work back and deal with an urgent matter that ...
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How to obtain faster responses from remote coworkers?

I am the sole developer on a 6 year old project involving multiple platforms. I have taken over maintaining this project and adding new features. In attempting to accomplish certain tasks, such as ...
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Persistent technical communication issues over the phone, how should I handle it?

I'm job hunting and there's this company (in the states, if that matters) that wants to interview me and for a while we haven't been able to communicate because my cellphone isn't working and they ...
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Should I include a condolences message in a work related email?

I regularly exchange emails with two remote contractors who are from Indonesia. I will need to send a work related email later today or tomorrow. Should I mention anything about the recent terrorist ...
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I sent the wrong resume? [closed]

I sent a resume to Google but I forgot to change the company name from my previous application in the objective. I want to send the correct resume but I have no idea where to send it ? The email ...
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Should I send a thank-you email for answers received?

This is not always a workplace scenario but if I ask someone a question by mail and they reply with an answer, should I reply with a thanks or not? I am always thinking maybe they will think I am ...
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How to ask my manager for more information about a new project

My manager has asked me if i am willing to work in a new project which starts shortly but he hasn't given me any information about the project except for the project name.He has also asked me if i'm ...