I work as a contractor for a few different agencies and as such receive lots of instructions by email. Some emails are extremely stylized and formatted, containing things like red text, bold and italic, text in the middle, highlighting, lots of headings etc. I find this makes it really hard to follow the instructions (and due to the nature of the work often times I must quickly read this on a smartphone).
How can I ask people to keep emails short and sweet and to the point, and not look like an art piece or puzzle?
With the way I get paid, I don't get paid for reading the instructions but doing the actual work. So I don't really like spending 15+ minutes trying to decipher and email when I'm not paid for it. (though if an email is taking that long there probably are other problems but fixing the formatting is good start)