I know I sound neurotic but ....

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I know I sound neurotic but ....

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 19, 2012 1:19 pm

this is probably a silly question but I would ask anyhow.
I am currently seek a new job while working a full-time attorney job.
Because I leave office after 6 or 7 I only have time to send out my resumes either at night or on saturday/sunday.

Would an inquiry email, sent out on a weekend, be frowned upon?

I am sorry if I sound neurotic. I read somewhere that some employers/partners would hate to see such emails arriving at late night, because they have turned on their blackberries for other more meaningful work emails. I suspect that an email sent out on weekends would be similarly frowned upon by some because it would indicate that the sender has 'no life'.

I myself do not mind receiving emails any time of the day. Emails are different from phone calls.

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Re: I know I sound neurotic but ....

Postby admisionquestion » Sat May 19, 2012 1:46 pm

questions like these never have definite answers. its always a guessing game, "would anyone care." I can tell you A. that I dont care. B. I dont think its reasonable to care. C. Lots of hr people are not reasonable and D. I have been chastised for sending emails outside of business hours.

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Dany
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Re: I know I sound neurotic but ....

Postby Dany » Sat May 19, 2012 2:33 pm

You can't send them in the morning or during lunch?

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Re: I know I sound neurotic but ....

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 19, 2012 2:46 pm

yes I found myself having to worry about finding a new job at office that I got distracted ....
sending it in the morning - would prospective employers take it as an indication that I am not a dedicated worker?

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Dany
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Re: I know I sound neurotic but ....

Postby Dany » Sat May 19, 2012 2:48 pm

Uh, send it before you start work if you're that paranoid? Sending an email takes like 15 seconds.

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Re: I know I sound neurotic but ....

Postby LawIdiot86 » Sat May 19, 2012 3:07 pm

Preload your application emails offline in a program like Outlook or Outlook Express. Then take your laptop to starbucks on your lunch hour or right before work. Connect to their network, click Send All, and you're golden.

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Re: I know I sound neurotic but ....

Postby eandy » Sat May 19, 2012 3:14 pm

Use boomerang. It lets you schedule when to send an email you've already written.

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Re: I know I sound neurotic but ....

Postby blurbz » Sat May 19, 2012 3:50 pm

I can't imagine people caring...but if you're really worried about it, I guess you can do what others have suggested. It sounds like overkill to me, though.

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Re: I know I sound neurotic but ....

Postby sundance95 » Sat May 19, 2012 3:52 pm

eandy wrote:Use boomerang. It lets you schedule when to send an email you've already written.

this, i use a similar addon for thunderbird called sendlater.

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Re: I know I sound neurotic but ....

Postby Eco » Sun May 20, 2012 2:48 pm

Nobody cares. But if you're worried, write up all the emails, save them as a draft and during your lunch break send them all with a click so it's during the day.




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