Linked Questions

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How can i politely ask a superior to follow up on an email i sent a day earlier? [duplicate]

I sent an email to a senior developer to ask him to make a change to a web service that i require to continue on with my work. He is the only one in the office that has the skills to do what i require....
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0answers
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Manager does not respond to my emails [duplicate]

I am a software engineer from the Ukraine working in a multinational company. My manager is located in the USA. I have a communication problem with my manager that I will explain with an example. I ...
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2answers
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How to deal with a remote senior manager not answering to emails of new joiner [duplicate]

I am a new joiner in my company, its been 1 month. I am working on a project with a counselor who is senior to me (works remotely) and we both share the same manager. My manager also sits remotely and ...
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1answer
260 views

What's a polite way to ask my manager that if he has read my message? [duplicate]

I am supposed to be married in April next year and my family back in India wants to start arrangements as soon as possible. For that I wanted to get an official confirmation that I can have 3 weeks ...
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11answers
18k views

As a remote employee, how do I get coworkers to give me information I need to do my job?

I am a technical writer who works in the office 1 day per week. The job I have does not require a lot of teamwork because I am the sole writer, but I do need to get information from developers. The ...
52
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6answers
223k views

What is appropriate email follow-up etiquette after no response?

Sometimes I send emails and need a response. While not quite as bad as not being able to find denvercoder9, it sometimes happens I get no response. This presents a problem if the request is something ...
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7answers
5k views

How to ensure that my colleagues respond to my emails?

Rather than going to a colleague impromptu, I prefer to write an email to them as I do not wish to disturb their workflow. However, often I do not hear from them even after two weeks. I am thinking of ...
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4answers
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How do you deal with co-workers who respond to your emails without reading the whole thing, or don't read them at all?

I'm a web developer (who writes code -- not css/designer). I work in an office, but many managers work remotely, hence the heavy reliance on email/IM. I am starting to notice a trend where people ...
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4answers
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How can I convince someone to answer something that her reply ignores? [closed]

I volunteer for a charity where I help clients complain to the government. Difficulty and my attempt A client couriered a complaint to a corporation. Though the courier confirmed delivery, my client ...
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2answers
4k views

What is a polite way to ask for a status update

For years, I have used the following technique to ask for a status update for requests I have made. If I have not received a response after at least 48 hours and normally more, I sent the following ...
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3answers
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Manager not responding/talking with me

I work for an IT company where my Manager is a non-IT person. I am confused about her working style and way of responding to others. She doesn't respond to any status emails (I don't think she reads ...
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2answers
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How can I write that I received no reply after sending multiple reminder emails? [closed]

Assume: no technical difficulties. The recipient had been replying by email. 2 weeks have passed, with no replies to 3 or more reminder emails. The recipient prefers email, as they can't be easily ...
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2answers
3k views

How to deal with a manager who stonewalls me? [closed]

Let me first say that I have read How to proceed when remote boss doesn't answer emails . This has some great information, but my problem has gone a step further. Let me first clarify that I have two ...
5
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2answers
942 views

Keep being productive with overworked boss?

I joined a Japanese financial company N months ago and the expectations set forth by my manager and the reality is strikingly different. Let me give you a couple of examples: I was promised a Linux ...
3
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2answers
482 views

Former Manager still giving me tasks

I'm working as an offshore Senior ERP Developer with a BPO Company and have a Onshore Manager ("MM"). I have some issues working with MM, and to name a few examples: I feel he doesn't want to develop ...

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