Post # 1
My freaken boss will come talk to me about what he’s about to send me in an email, then he’ll email it to me, and then he’ll come talk to me again after I’ve read the email. So I get to hear the same information 3 different times in the span of about 7 minutes.
It is honestly so, so frustrating and annoying.
Post # 3
@pokie45: I have a client who does the phone call/email combo. And he’ll keep me on the phone foreverrrrrrr. I HATE IT!
Post # 4
Well.. I do that for when I communicate with some people. I call them, then email them detailed information. Or I email them detailed information then I call them to make sure they understand.
I do it to cover my own ass, and make sure stuff gets done. I hate getting poor results from a single email or phone call, that could have been totally avoided. Or people disregarding an email as unimportant. People i work with are busy, and sometimes people forget verbal communication or they forget about an email and talking to someone reinforces that I want stuff done.
Post # 5
@pokie45: Yep, my boss does the exact same thing. His office is only 2 feet away from my desk. He will somewhat yell, or talk louder from inside his office about emailing me something, explaining what it is, email it, ask if I got it, then come to my desk to discuss it some more. Why not just email it first and then discuss it?
Post # 6
@Captain013: Yeah, I do this too. We’re in a data lab and sometimes we a) need to be 100% certain the person fully understands what we’re doing, and b) need to cover our butts in case someone comes back and says we didn’t tell them XYZ or didn’t do X properly.
Post # 7
Yes. I will get an email while I’m on my lunch break and get asked if I have read it yet as I’m walking back into the building. Um..no….I’m not even back to my desk yet.