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Questions about professional etiquette when communicating via email.

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Ask again for a document in email

I want to write an email to a person that I already contacted to remind him about an application deadline, and that I need a document from him that I already requested but still got no response and ...
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How to email non-responsive co workers their services are no longer needed [closed]

I am currently managing a panel of 40 members that gets updated and revamped every year. I had asked existing panelists if they wished to continue their participation, but with several notices we've ...
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Can my email recipient see all previous emails in the thread if they were not initially included, or do they just see what they're included in?

Background: My recruiter forwarded me his email thread with a prospective employer. Question: Can everyone that was a part of this thread from the onset be able to see my correspondence with the ...
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Coworkers insist on using asynchronous communication synchronously

I work 100% remotely, as does the rest of my company. We use Microsoft Teams and email for everything. Some of my coworkers communicate with me by sending a single "Hi Iannaa" email or Teams ...
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What can I say as a response to a rescheduled meeting by client?

I requested a client to reschedule a meeting which we had arranged previously via email, I apologized for the inconvenience as well and they sent me below reply email: No inconvenience at all. We ...
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How do I tactfully ask a former supervisor to approve the reference letter I drafted as-is?

I am currently in the middle of my immigration application, and I need employment reference letters from all my previous employers. I worked at a job for 20 months. It's been 5 years since I left. I ...
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Leaving company, should I write personalized farewell emails?

I am currently in the processes of leaving my first company and have been debating on whether or not to write personalized emails to the people that I found really helpful, such as mentors and just ...
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Replying to a group thread of welcoming me on my 1st day at new remote job

My supervisor started the e-mail thread of welcoming me to the team/department. Several team members has already replied (including the boss of my supervisor so I'm extra nervous) with a brief but ...
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Take me off the endless email threads

I recently asked to be taken off an email thread that was producing about 20 back-and-forths a day and had nothing to do with me. My boss caught wind of this and scolded me. He said he wanted me up-...
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How can I deal with a colleague who edits previous email details to paint colleagues in a negative light?

I work in the United Kingdom as a manager for a company which is based out of the United States. This company has a number of very small overseas offices around the world. All overseas office ...
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Reply to an email to the person whose name is in parentheses

I got an email for a interviewing and the first person CC'ed someone like this; "I have copied in FirstName LastName (NameHere) who is the Hiring Manager" My question is how can respond my ...
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How can I get my organization to stop using email for everything [closed]

My organization uses email among a few departments to handle several processes, including user support and HR actions. This causes lots of messages and replies to go to many people who may not be ...
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How can I make this sound better?

...The above are just some examples of many such occurrences - which are frequent - wherein I am put in situations where I have to pick up slack, I am stretched thin, clients don't get adequate care ...
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Am I writing this email correctly?

So he said two software developers will be interviewing me and he asked me for "a couple times that may work for you this week or next week" for a second interview, but I am stuck on my ...
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As an intern, how should I discuss about a matter with many supervisors?

I am a newly joined intern at a company. Recently, I was tasked by my supervisor to discuss a matter with supervisors A,B, C and D from another department and get their opinions about it. I have not ...
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Boss not responding to my email about promotion

Last year during my amazing performance review, my boss said he submitted my name to be promoted to a higher officer position but he stated that he missed the cutoff so I’d have to wait until the next ...
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Can I ask to "audit"/"shadow" a position, if I'm not selected?

I just had an interview. I'm about to send a follow-up email. In that email I'm considering asking if "shadowing" the position is possible, that is the following: I won't be recognized as ...
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How to write an email after non-response from HR [duplicate]

Here's the timeline: 22 days ago- My resume got shortlisted for a role. I was sent a technical test. 12 days ago- I was informed I passed the test and that the executive assistant will be setting up ...
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Some companies asks you to mail them for a job, what exactly you should mention in the email?

There are some companies which mentions things like "If you think you have got what it takes...." send us an email at xxx for job. I googled to look for a template to understand what things ...
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Email writing- quotations/quotes, such (an) application(s), etc [closed]

This is a part of my email: I would like to seek your approval to accept my submission of the purchase requisition form with 3 written quotations instead of 6 written quotes. Please consider granting ...
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Can writing "inform" come out as impolite when addressing a superior? [closed]

If I am writing in email to a superior that I would like to tell him or her something, should I write ‘I would like to inform you about something’ or ‘I would like to let you know something’? Is using ...
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How to approach a HR to ask for an internship at a company where my father is working?

I am keen to ask for a summer internship at a MNC company that my father has been working. Some info: My dad is working as a workman and therefore has barely interacted with any upper managerial roles,...
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Workplace etiquette: Reaching out to someone CC'ed in email

In my boss's recent email to me, he CC'ed someone who will be working with me in the future and asked me to connect with him. I am wondering what the proper workplace etiquette would be for reaching ...
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How to respond to welcome email in a new job?

I just got a new job as a researcher in a lab. My manager introduced me to the whole team through a welcome email. He talked about my qualifications and briefly about my experience. Nobody in the team ...
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Left work and they would like to look at the personal emails [closed]

Good morning All, My basic question is: Is my former employer allowed legally to ask and search through my gmail/google-drive account? I have recently changed jobs to a competitor and did upload some ...
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In a follow-up email, should I express my interest or ask for the state of the application?

Recently I have applied to a big company for a position that I'm really interested in and I think I have the right skillset and the experience. But I know that besides the qualifications, the ...
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My boss wants me to reply an acknowledgement for every email I get from a coworker, is this fair?

My boss wants me to reply “got it” 300 times a day: every time someone sends me something to confirm I received and read the email and archived it. This has become a robotic job where I have a lot of ...
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I forwarded confidential email to the recipient without informing the boss . What action could my boss can take against me?

I work for an Indian startup. I got an email regarding the same confidential project whom I and a colleague ( Let us call X ) and several colleagues were a part of. I, these recipients and X are a ...
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How to respond to recruiters after a month of them contacting me?

Some recruiters contacted me just over a month ago either by message or phone call. I have not responded to them because of extenuating circumstances regarding my health and other's close to me. One ...
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Not hearing back after multiple rounds of technical interviews [duplicate]

I applied at a relatively small but well-known software company as a software engineer and I had 4 rounds of interviews. My last interview was on Dec 18th and today is Jan 12th. I am currently working ...
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Applying for student internship, company replying way too slowly

I'm a student looking for a software developer internship at a company. A company that I like, which I think I would fit decently in position has been in contact with me, and they've shown interest. ...
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Best way to schedule meetings with mix of internal and external people

I am required to send a VP and a CEO of a company an email to schedule a meeting with them, however I must also include 2 internal managers in this meeting. I can check the availability of these 2 ...
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Recruiter not responding after email exchange; should I be worried? [duplicate]

I reached out to a recruiter that I had emailed earlier about her position for her company. I wasn't ready to move when she originally reached out to me. The email exchange I had with her started out ...
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After an employee has been terminated, how long should you wait before taking away their access to company email? [closed]

Should I email them a notice period like I will take away your access to company email in 5 days so please back up your stuff or should I just take it away?
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Sending email to a past client of my past company?

So back in 2017-2018, I worked for an agency company. It's a software solutions company. It had a small client - a startup. And I was tasked to give some maintenance support for their app for a month. ...
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Should I reply back to each get well soon mail after returning back to office?

If I am sick and out of office for a day or two. And if my colleagues have sent me wishes, Should I reply back to each "get well soon" email Once I return to the office? If yes, how should I ...
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Would it be reasonable for my manager to state "I ignore emails" as a negative in a performance review? [closed]

Background This morning, an email was sent to one of my folders at 9:32a.m. I didn't get around to checking it until our team standup at around 9:45 which I volunteered to lead the day before. As I ...
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Would it be inappropriate to ask someone for their colleague's email/contact details?

For context, I was contacting a representative (person 1) from a certain company for media inquiries. Person 1 said that he forwarded my email to person 2, who is the more appropriate contact for ...
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Breach of my Confidentiality

I sent an email exclusively to my HR manager with the subject 'P&C' from my personal email address and after attending a self funded counselling session. The email was about my very personal ...
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Can professional e-mail end with no greeting, or is it too "harsh"?

I heard recently that if no greeting is really necessary, it is just best to end with none at all instead of a greeting with empty meaning, like "sincerely", or "cordially" Isn't ...
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Responding to a recruiter email when you are interested but not ready "right now"

I had an interview last year with one of the largest companies in my domain and which for many is a dream employer. I did not pass it and now they have mailed me asking if I would be interested in ...
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Is it unprofessional to reply in another language to an email written in English?

Background Recently, I have been having some issues with a product. To sort this out, I sent an email from my company account (I live and work in an English-speaking country) to the manufacturer's ...
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Forwarding a response email: Is it ok to correct your original message?

I rushed an email that my boss asked me to carbon copy him into and I accidentally carbon copied to his name <confluence url>. I think it might have auto completed as most of my emails from him ...
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Clarifying Gender in Email Signature [closed]

I am from the United States and I live in the Midwest. I would like to add my pronouns to my email signature. Some people in my company have been doing this, although there is no official policy on ...
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How to get domain experts to answer questions correctly, completely & concisely

I'm a software developer working for a consultancy that undertakes a variety of projects in a variety of domains. Projects typically have a relatively short turnaround (e.g. a few months). I find that ...
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How to politely ask for more information on a task?

I am a web developer and I often get emailed with bugs that need fixing or for new features. For example I may get an email saying something along the lines of: on page X it doesn’t jump to the ...
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Virtual alternative to "pleased to meet you" when mailing new people

Is there a good professional way to acknowledge the fact that you're mailing someone for the first time or, in my case, that you're new to an organisation/team? I've been opening a lot of emails with ...
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Client managment changed and new managment ignoring the project

The client (client is just a department of our org) requested a specific project to be implemented, by end of phase 1 the management changed. The new management don’t want to use phase1 nor to go ...
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How to use a mail as a solid proof [closed]

I have an e-mail that certifies a grade I received and I need to inform a boss. I only have this e-mail as proof that I actually received this grade so I need to use it. I thought about forwarding it ...
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How do I explain/apologize to recruiter for unprofessional email name due to prank made by younger silbling

I passed my initial coding test last Sunday and got my first phone interview invitation with one of the company on Monday. I replied to the phone interview invitation on Tuesday through email. Right ...

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