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post #1 of 21
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it doesn't mean I want you to email me work related stuff while I am on vacation.

A coworker just emailed me something work related to my personal email address. I don't know about you, but when I am on vacation I like to get my mind as far away from work as possible. It's kind of odd and annoying that someone would do that IMO. It wasn't anything I needed to know about now.

/end rant
post #2 of 21
Why not put it on filter or just do not look at it till you are ready to return to work????
post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by kittydad View Post
Why not put it on filter or just do not look at it till you are ready to return to work????
I'm not looking for a solution. Just having myself a rant. There isn't any way I can create a filter to sort this type of email out.
post #4 of 21
I would reply back making it very clear that I like to use the personal email address for personal reasons, not work related reasons. Any issues that need your attention can be addressed when you get back.

Copy your boss on it too.
post #5 of 21
Rant away! I'm totally with you on this one. I know someone who went away to Newfoundland for her vacation (she works in Ontario with me), and another coworker asked if she could have her cellphone number in case she needed to get in contact with her while she was on vacation. My coworker told her that cell phones don't work in Newfoundland. (Which tells you what a dunce the other woman was, because she believed her!)
post #6 of 21
, good one on that, especially if it was spur of the moment timing, my hat off to them.
post #7 of 21
Only 3 people out of 40 at work know my personal e-mail address because just like my mobile number it's personal, so i know the 3 that have it wouldn't dream of contacting me about work anyway.
post #8 of 21
totally agree with you - and aint it totally annoying when they pass your details onto a co-worker saying - 'aww its ok, you know them from work'
post #9 of 21
I'd e-mail her back and CC your manager.
post #10 of 21
Perhaps you could send this coworker an email something like this:


So here I am, lounging by the pool with a pitcher of daiquiris while this very handsome young man applies sunscreen to my shoulders, and I receive your email regarding some little problem at the office.

Well, dear... it was lovely of you to think of me, but let me assure you that unless the office was actually on fire, I would not drop what I'm doing and come running.

In fact, even if the office IS on fire, I really don't give a... ahhh, yessss... thank you, Emilio, that's verrrry nice...



Think that might make your point?
post #11 of 21
You have every right to be POd. Personal email addresses and phone numbers are for personal use. If you needed to keep in touch while on vacation, you'd have let them know how and in what circumstances it was OK. Absent that information, it's not OK.
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
Perhaps you could send this coworker an email something like this:


So here I am, lounging by the pool with a pitcher of daiquiris while this very handsome young man applies sunscreen to my shoulders, and I receive your email regarding some little problem at the office.

Well, dear... it was lovely of you to think of me, but let me assure you that unless the office was actually on fire, I would not drop what I'm doing and come running.

In fact, even if the office IS on fire, I really don't give a... ahhh, yessss... thank you, Emilio, that's verrrry nice...



Think that might make your point?


OMG that is THE best! There is only one problem - I am a heterosexual male so telling my coworker about Emilio might minimize the real point of the email.
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by Cubbie View Post


OMG that is THE best! There is only one problem - I am a heterosexual male so telling my coworker about Emilio might minimize the real point of the email.
Well call her Emily and fire the silly thing off!
post #14 of 21
Tsk- what a workshy lazy lot you are

I'd be pleased to get such an e-mail, I often worry about work when I'm not there
post #15 of 21
Just ignore it!! You are NOT at work mister!
post #16 of 21
Oh, lord! I'm sorry! I should've checked your personal profile...
post #17 of 21
Personally, I'm thrilled if I'm called less than three times a day when I'm on vacation
post #18 of 21
That is a major pet peeve of mine I work part time at two jobs, one of them freaks if the other calls me on a day I work there but don't hesitate to call me 6 times a day, or email me on my other work email address or personal one to ask questions

I would definitely send the Emily email back if I were you
post #19 of 21
I totally went agro on someone (okay, the most annoying volunteer ever!) who emailed my home email about work stuff. She doesn't do it anymore.
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by Tari View Post
Personally, I'm thrilled if I'm called less than three times a day when I'm on vacation
lol about the same,, i can still expect calls and emails about what or how do we do this.
post #21 of 21
My work place doesn't ever do that to me. They know better. Don't raise the hackles on the grumpy kitty when she is on vacation. I only usually take vacation at the end of the year, and then it's usually stressfull before it because my manager makes my life a living (well you know) until I actually go. And when I come back, nothing has been done, and I feel like I have to be there 24/7/365 just so things will get done, and I'm not the manager. I'm the babysitter with a title and nothing more. It's sad when you think about it. I do more then the manager, and I get NO credit for it. Oh well, we can't all be in our dream jobs now can we??
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