And you thought this crap was going to end in 2020, didn't you?! You thought we were going to go back and be normal human beings and not a bunch of overly-sensitized twits, didn't you?! You. Were. WRONG!!!
There's a new book called "Kill Reply All: A Modern Guide to Online Etiquette." The author says that there is, "no purpose for voicemails in the modern age." Sitting through a two minute message is "super inefficient and inconvenient."
The author says you should never leave voicemails, and if someone doesn't pick up, you should just hang up and send them a text instead. Said author is assuming, of course, that the number you are calling is a cell phone. Interesting - do you just instantly assume that every number you call in 2020 is a cell phone?
More new rules for 2020: Spur-of-the-moment phone calls are now rude, too. So, rather than using that phone to, oh, make a damn call, she says to text first and ASK the person if they want to use their phone to, well, talk on.
A few more rules to follow:
- Don't use periods at the end of texts. Because punctuation is so totally icky.
- Don't ALWAYS "reply all" to group emails. We're actually down with this rule.
- Only use emojis in moderation, especially in work emails. We'll agree and one up the author - NEVER use emojis in work emails. It's unprofessional.
Read more, if you wanna, in THIS ARTICLE in the New York Post.
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Are voicemails rude?
Should you text before calling?
And what about punctuation in texts?
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