(Closed) Anyone else have a boss/coworker who does this?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@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
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@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
1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@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
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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.


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