I have a colleague who sends me several emails a day in what I consider to be an 'over-the-top' style.
These are often characterised by
- Greetings in all capital letters, with multiple exclamation marks.
- Addressing me using unusual nicknames
- Use of smileys/emoticons in contexts where they do not fit
- Overuse of the term 'buddy', almost always used several times in one email, sometimes more than once in a sentence
An typical example of one of these emails would be:
'HEY [insert nickname in capitals here]!!!!!
I need to get this report over to HR by 4pm buddy, if you could get this over to me by then, that would be great buddy ;-)'
I have started to find the tone of these emails exhausting, as I struggle to parse the pertinent content when it is obfuscated by exclamation marks, emojis, etc.
I have told my colleague that I would prefer more business-like correspondence to match the nature of our workplace, but nothing has changed.
Aside, from repeating my request (which I will be doing), how else can I influence correspondence with my colleague to be more professional?