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EMAIL HABITS THAT PISS OFF BUSINESS RELATIONS
by Lisa Rollins,posted Aug 13 2012 12:00AM
58% of office workers said they felt irritated and would NOT do business with people who took vacation and failed to leave any 'Out of Office' message. They claim it shows a lack of professionalism and care.
According to a new survey from Staples, here are the other top grievances people have when it comes to work emails:
Kisses on emails to clients (66% don't like this)
Smiley faces on emails to clients (44%)
Terms of endearment to clients, such as 'honey' or 'dear’ (54%)
Abbreviations such as OMG (50%)
Cheesy lines such as 'Happy Friday' (28%)
And asking clients about plans for the weekend (17%).
Give me a break…that bothers you?!? Well all I gotta say is;
“OMG hope you have a Happy Monday ;) love ya and honey xo to you and yours! ♥ “