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Text & email etiquette?

Old 12-09-18, 12:44 PM
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Kinda curious to get input on what you feel is acceptable turn-around when having a text or email discussion with someone? One person in question refuses to take calls so all communication is in this form. Granted they do have an active schedule but to what extent IDK. Sent a scheduling request and it has been at 7-10 days and some discussion has been up to 2 weeks.



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Old 12-09-18, 12:59 PM
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I think some context is in order. Is this person a friend? Or perhaps a superior?

Emails should be responded to no later than next day
Text messages should be responded to same day.
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Old 12-09-18, 06:44 PM
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A friend. The time shifting has become far worse. Now to the point that if a question is asked for a decision that has to be made in a day, we won't hear till after the date. We'd wanted to plan a meet after Turkey day but waiting the week, we couldn't stall others that had asked about meeting up.
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Old 12-10-18, 01:50 PM
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If its a friend its more lax, but with clients I respond to emails and texts as immediately as possible.
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Old 12-10-18, 01:57 PM
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when texting my friends, specially when it come to scheduling something I take max 1 day or i tell them its not possible. If a friend is taking 7 to 10 days to respond to me i feel like his just trying to avoid something..
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the 'etiquette' here is more about urgency, importance, and closeness of the other party.

if it isn't urgent, or important, and i don't know someone that well, well they might be waiting a while...
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Old 12-10-18, 03:06 PM
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Texts usually get priority over emails. Again, it all depends on the subject at hand.
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Wife had asked what to bring and bearing in mind she has to do a grocery run at near peak of the Thanksgiving rush, knowing in advance is helpful. She heard the day before Thanksgiving. She thought WTH, she had one day to do the prep. A double cooking day was not her ideal way to spend Thanksgiving. She said fudge that! After cancelling she asked about a Christmas meet. We're waiting again. We'll see.

I want to do the 6 hours and less but I also don't want to be that accessible that I'm spending all my time responding. In my situation I'm not under a constant barrage of email or texts. Most are morning, a few late afternoon then an evening pass. Well suited for 3+ hour gaps.
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Originally Posted by RA40 View Post
Well suited for 3+ hour gaps.
right but if someone's waiting for a code to open a gate for example, they might not want to wait 3+ hours.
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Old 12-11-18, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by bitkahuna View Post
right but if someone's waiting for a code to open a gate for example, they might not want to wait 3+ hours.
that's what the phone function of your smartPHONE is for

If someone can't answer a phone call then you should have no expectation of them returning a text in the immediate term.
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Old 12-11-18, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by bitkahuna View Post
right but if someone's waiting for a code to open a gate for example, they might not want to wait 3+ hours.
Fortunate for them I don't have a gate or access code to prevent them. Since they would need a key I would then suggest the bushes off to the side of the house, just like the neighbor's dog does.

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