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Questions about professional etiquette when communicating via email.

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Asked a lot to a coworker. Should I apologize?

So this is the situation: I work on a product delivered by A, and I have a lot of questions on the product. I usually go to A's desk (far from mine) and ask, or sometimes by mail with a list of ...
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Send email with roundups and adjustments after negotiations?

I am not good negotiatior, I can perform badly at conversations depending of the quality of rest in the previous night (it can be poor after workouts or after some exciting events or reading) and some ...
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What to put in away from office email for health leave

I'm about to take a fairly extended leave in order to get a brain tumor removed. Everyone at my office is aware of what's going on and how long I'll likely be gone, but I'm not sure what to put in my ...
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Sending department-wide non-work emails to colleagues. Is it rude?

I really would like to send an email to all the colleagues working in my department about tomorrow's strike and the recent UN report about climate change with some links in order to raise their ...
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How can I deal with co-workers that send me a lot of off topic emails?

A few of my colleagues have a tendency of sending a variety of off topic emails, ranging from the usual "funny" stuff to serious, but still not work related stuff. I really don't like that, my inbox ...
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How to send a professional email asking for an update? [duplicate]

I usually say something like Hi, Any update on xyz? Thanks. Is this good enough to use for professional emails? I'm talking about sending email to people/department in a completely different ...
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How to ask for not forwarding (or including other people in) one-to-one emails?

When writing one-to-one emails, more often than not, there are situations where you don't want the other party to forward your message to anyone (for many reasons). It's not about anything top secret ...
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Email before start

I'll soon be starting at a big consulting firm. The new analysts started mid July but because I am on an H1b visa I'll be starting mid October. A friend, who is working there, told me she heard no ...
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Changing Cover Letter/Cold Email Introductory Phrases [closed]

What are the best or potentially more "eye-catching" or fitting phrases or synonyms for the opener "I am interested in... {insert subjects related to the firm you are cold-emailing/writing a cover ...
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What's the politest way of writing when you have not received a reply? [duplicate]

Some counter-parties don't reply promptly, and my boss requires paper record like emailing them again e.g. after 7 business days additional to follow-up calls. My boss and I think my writing is very ...
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Should I respond to feelers for companies I'm not interested in?

A friend of mine recently did me the favor of spreading the word that I'm looking for a job in an online community of CTOs. I've received a few feeler emails from a few companies thanks to his ...
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Senior colleague doesn't respond to my emails

I have a senior colleague with a lot of insider knowledge. He has too much information to write down at one time so I make documentation as I come across issues that require his attention. He's been ...
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I'm being blamed for not responding to an email from a client that was directly addressed to coworker

I work in development and support for one of my company's products. I'm the only support employee, but there is another person that is above me. He's not technically a support employee, but he's ...
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How to proceed when remote boss doesn't answer emails?

My boss and I sit in different remote sites, several thousands of miles apart. We don't see each other often. On several occasions in the last few months, I have sent him emails asking him for ...
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Can I ask for salary break down while replying to letter of intent and other things?

I have received a mail from the company for whose interview I appeared a while ago. However, during interview I forgot to ask them questions such as breakdown (I know forgot the important thing). Day ...
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CC'ing my Boss's Boss

I'm wondering about asking to take an seminar related to my job, but I'm concerned my "Branch MGR" won't approve due to the financial reasons. I'm debating on CC'ing her boss which is the regional MGR ...
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No response to job application. When should I give up?

I suspect I already know the answer to this question, but I feel the need to ask anyway, to get some sort of closure. I applied to a job that I was very excited about a few weeks ago. Two weeks later ...
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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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What can I do to avoid potential charges for bribery?

I am currently in charge of contracts for my employer. In the recent e-mail to the current holder of the service contract for the company, I casually stated that I wished to have a few Bonsai trees ...
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What to write in email to boss asking for counter-offer? [closed]

I need help how to format an email to contact my boss. My current situation is I have been offered a job from another company but I will need to relocate(which I don't mind). The only thing that will ...
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Manager is demanding everyone's email passwords - how to proceed? [duplicate]

My manager told all of us today (~10 person team) to make a paper list of our work email passwords for him. Someone else told him he can get it from IT, and he said IT wouldn't let him have them. How ...
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Is it impolite to write an e-mail mentioning who asked the question?

Recently I was asked by my manager during a meeting to ask a question to another co-worker by e-mail. I mentioned in the e-mail "Mr. X would like to know (question)...", to which Mr. X complained to ...
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Ask new quesion in email, start a new email with subject or reply to old email thread? [closed]

I want to ask a new Question on email, but I don't know if I need to start a new email with subject, or ask a new question through replying to old email thread. How to know which option to act?
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Forwarding voicemail over email

My workplace sends voicemails as a file to your email when you miss a call. How does etiquette differ when forwarding emails versus voicemail? For example, could I forward the voicemail to another ...
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Can I delete all my professional e-mails after resigning my job?

I recently resigned from my job where I worked for more than 5 years (we parted on good conditions). What should I do with my professional e-mails (both sent and received)? There are some e-mails ...
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Email seeking expected job level change [closed]

I have been working as a software engineer in a company. I love my company, my job and my manager. Outside my regular works hours, I have also been helping my team by developing some automation tools ...
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Keeping proof of requests from coworkers

If a colleague asks me for something (for example to show them how to use something), is it ok for me to ask them to send me an e-mail with their request, and then for me to answer them also in ...
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Unable to enroll in insurance now because of typo in email address

My company recently switched insurance providers and the emails with instructions on how to choose your options (health insurance, disability, etc) weren't sent to my correct email. There was a typo ...
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Potential new partner angry about first collaboration - how to answer email to close up this encounter in a graceful manner

I'm a in-house translator at a company. We sometimes test new freelance translators to help us when we are short of in-house resources. One of our criteria for collaborating is to have the same tool ...
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How to respond when a recruiter asked me how I feel about the interview and told me they couldn't make a decision right now?

I just had my second interview about 10 days ago. Today I finally (the follow-up was expected to come up in 7 days actually) got an email from the recruiter in which the recruiter started by asking me ...
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How to professionally tell someone to send better emails or use Slack?

There's a remote based colleague who has one of the worst email etiquette I've ever seen. He frequently initiates emails with all the text (usually 100-150 characters) in the subject. In email chains, ...
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Ethics of using email of high profile contacts wrongly displayed at group email

Summary: Got access to email of people I would like to contact by an accident of the sender, is it ethical to contact them? A few years ago I attended an important event. The invitation was sent by ...
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Should I attach my resume and cover letter as 2 separate files or combine them into a single file? [duplicate]

I am using online job portals to search for suitable opportunities. I think that, since the website is visited by several employers, there is no point in uploading a cover letter to the website's ...
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What do you do if someone says they'll email you tomorrow, and they don't?

I had a first stage interview yesterday; it seemed to go reasonably well. They told me that they have a pretty quick turnaround on things, and that they'll get back to me tomorrow. It's 4pm, and I ...
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Should I put “intern” in my e-mail signature?

I'm currently employed as software developer intern and I'm in the process of evaluating different products for my company. For this reason I need to communicate with external companies through e-mail....
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How long do I need to wait before sending a follow up email or IM to someone in my company when they are not replying? [duplicate]

An email was sent on Friday and it's now Wednesday and I have no response yet. I've seen this question asked about interviews, but this was to someone in the company I already work at. I wanted to ...
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Is it okay to contact the cto/ceo after the interview with a solution to his problem?

It's not the first time I did this. Yesterday I had an interview, the company uses cakephp 2.x, CEO talked about how they suffer performance issues and how it's hard to scale and they really want a ...
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I was offered a salary range before the interview

I am looking for a new job at the moment. Last week I was sending my resume to employers. Today I received an email stating that they like my resume and that it is a good fit for the position I ...
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How long should I wait after salary negotiation email?

I got my first job offer, but they offered me a very low salary that is going to make it hard for me to even pay rent and transportation. I sent an email negotiating for a higher salary, and it has ...
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Best practice for storing emails to protect yourself from potentially bad employers

Many answers to questions here involve creating a paper trail when things go south. The most convenient method is definitely emails. In order to protect yourself, you may need evidence of someone's ...
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How to proceed when a manager doesn't answer emails but reads them? [duplicate]

How would you deal with a operations manager who does not reply to emails which call for a specific actions. He was heard saying "if they need me they know where to find me".
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How much we are responsible to read our emails? [closed]

This question is related to my other question How to ask my supervisor to read my emails instead of asking me? I used to believe as below and I expect the same from others as well. Reading my ...
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How to ask my supervisor to read my emails instead of asking me?

I am working in IT and I include my supervisor (Technical Lead) in emails whenever needed. I notify him through Jira tickets ( he will get email notification ) whenever something he needs to be aware ...
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Prospective job postponed by employer

Recently I went through interview process (3) for a job I really wanted. I receive an email follow up today from the employer, stating that they’ve decided to put the position on hold for now, and ...
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Share calendar details request from manager's manager

My manager's manager just sent all his teams an email to ask us to open our Outlook calendars to him. Our Outlook calendar should only contain events relevant to our job, no personal life. Opening a ...
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Phrasing an apology/ correcting possible misunderstanding

A couple of weeks ago I met a highly respected person in my field working in a C-suite position, during the smoking time outside, we chatted a bit, and he was interested in what do I have to offer, so ...
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Email etiquette - How to deal with habitual splitters of email conversations (Outlook)

There are a couple coworkers who frequently respond to an email after other followup emails have been sent out in a thread, which fragments (splits) conversations and leads to confusion, ...
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Is it rude not to use honorific address in email to a person with a higher position from another site company?

When responding in a chain email where there is a discussion including our department manager and department manager from another site (different country). What I observed for my two years in the ...
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What is email etiquette while replying to questions from multiple people?

Me along with a senior member (Mr. A) in my team received an email (on Outlook enterprise) from the project manager (Mr. B) asking for our availability. Mr. A replied that he is availability & ...
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How to politely tell someone they did not hit “reply to all” in an email?

It happens sometimes that somebody (likely) meant to reply all in an email chain, but (likely) accidentally just replied to the last person that sent the email. What is a polite way to inform them of ...