Email Voices

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A little while ago, one of our readers (thanks, pperotti!) raised a good point about email. Why do people drop the subject line of sentences in work emails? For example, “Will let you know” instead of “I will let you know”, or “Wanted to check in” instead of “I wanted to check in”. In fact, taken more broadly, the real question is – why do people feel compelled to write their emails with less formality than they use when talking on the phone?

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Our New Years Resolution Is To Make It To Next New Years

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“Happy” New Years Eve everybody.  This is the time of year we all like to reflect on the past year….and by “we all” I of course mean your bosses reflecting on what you have done wrong in the past year so they can give you a crappy bonus and/or raise.  Sure, there were some bright spots, like that time you upsold that client on a “technology fee” which resulted in an extra $500/month. There were, however, some bad times, like when the client discovered that “technology fee” was simply you printing their reports so you could more easily review them over the phone.

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Is Using The Word “Pow Wow” At The Office Racist? It Probably Is.

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When Native Americans first saw us stumble onto their shores, one can assume that they never would have expected that words they used on a regular basis would make it to the water cooler or board room.  That is the case however, with every dork in a suit using the term Pow Wow to describe a meeting that they want to get together at the last minute.

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“Hackers” Was A Great Movie, But In Reality, They Are Really Terrible People

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The past few weeks have been trying for the CheesyCorporateLingo.com team.  As many of you know, well actually probably not since our new visitor percentage is about 90%, regardless, the site was hacked several times and we were pretty bummed.  The feeling that I got when I logged on to the site and saw it redirecting to some gambling site or gambling-like site, was nothing short of hearing my boss ask me to circle back on a presentation I forgot to do.

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