I work at an university and I am in charge of setting interviews up for various employers so I send out MANY different emails out to students, staff and alumni informing them of interviews for potential internships or employment. I sent out at least 200 emails today alone to give you an idea of how many emails I deal with on a daily basis.
WELLLLL this week ALONE, I have received at least 5 emails from 5 different people asking silly questions. Normally I am pretty patient with students but it seems like lately these students are not even reading my emails carefully and not making themselves clear on what they need from me. I'm like HELLO????? THINK???
I will post 2 emails I've received TODAY as examples.
I received an email about an interview for a job/internship. Can you
give me some ideas of what kind of jobs this is for? I am a student but I have a lot of time on my schedule and I want to fill it in with a job.
2nd email from a student-
My name is ........... and I wanted to ask if it'd be ok if I come in
tomorrow to fill out the information? I have a full day today and will
not be free again until 6pm. If so please let me know, I am really
interested in both a job and internship.
OKAY- first of all I have NO IDEA which email they are referring to since I send MANY emails out!
It is starting to get on my nerves when I get emails like this cuz then I have to reply saying something like this when I have sooo many other things that I need to do.
Here's my reply to the FIRST email-
I have sent out so many emails.
Can you specify which email you're talking about? Maybe forward it to me
then I'll know which one you're talking about and be able to help you more.
Reply to the 2nd email
Good afternoon ......,
What kind of information do you want to fill out? Are you talking about WRP?
If so, yes come in anytime between 9 to 4 tmr. If you can't make it during
these hours, let me know and I'll work something out with you.
These may seem trivial to you but when I keep getting them on a daily basis....
Ok- enough of my whining! I"ll go back to working late now. Thanks for listening.