May 25, 2011
Where Is My Fucking Salutation?

A coworker of mine starts all her emails thusly: “Hi.”  Not “Hi Meg.”  Or “Dear Meg.”  Or “Hi Extremely Competent Person.”  Just, “Hi.”  And it’s not just me.  She emails everyone this way — the people she manages, her supervisor, our CEO, outside contacts, EVERYONE AND THEIR MOTHER.  “HI.”

Am I old fashioned?  Tightly wound?  Are not people’s names an important part of communicating?  I find it incredibly irksome and unprofessional.  “Hi.”  I rather you not bother with a greeting at all and get on with it.  What can I do for you, you mannerless twat?

I should clarify, with personal correspondence I couldn’t care less.  Professional correspondence, show some fucking respect.

Can I get an aye?  All in favor?

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  1. cryingisforsissies said: Totally! That’s a little uncomfortably informal.
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