When I email back & forth with friends, I think nothing of starting an email like a conversation, no salutation, no closing line, just a conversation – but that’s with friends. In a business setting, I guess I’m just old-fashioned. I cannot imagine using chatspeak when emailing a business associate.
Here’s an example of the casual business emails that drive me nuts.
Sent: Thu Nov 09, 2006
Subject: 401K question
Do we have the option of signing up for the Roth 401K instead of the
traditional 401K? If it’s an option for us, I’d like information
regarding the plan.
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006
Subject: Re: 401K question
No, sorry. U can sign up for one individually with our rep for NYLIM.