Things that fill me with rage

Day 1: I send an email to all faculty with Request 1 for information.

Days 1-9: No response.

Day 10: I send an email to all faculty with Request 1 for information (Repeated), this time making it sound more urgent.

Days 10-15: A few responses dribble in.

Day 16: I send an email to 4 faculty members with Request 2 for something else needed for an upcoming event.

Day 18: One of the 4 faculty members – WHO NEVER RESPONDED TO REQUEST 1 – responded to Request 2, saying “This would be a lot easier if we had a list of info [that I asked for in Request 1].”

Yes. IT WOULD BE EASIER IF I HAD THE INFORMATION I REQUESTED. Perhaps you should send it to me. GRRRR.

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4 Comments on “Things that fill me with rage”

  1. Did you send a snarky email back referring to Email #1? That’s what I would have done.

  2. I did! And then that person sheepishly provided the requested information, finally…

  3. msphd says:

    Yeah, dealing with folks like these led me to drastically hone my succinct writing skills down to a fine diamond point. Subject lines that used to be friends became all-caps, with a colon and the imperial urgency sign available in most email programs, something like !!!RESPONSE REQUIRED: FUNDING DEADLINE FRIDAY. The best are the ones where you have to camp outside their door and hound them in person to get a response of any kind.

  4. Belle says:

    Yikes. I’m glad nothing I do has that kind of urgency.


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