Never Sip and Send

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Last week, the New York Times ran a side splitting story about people who send emails or texts while under the influence of alcohol (Drunk, and Dangerous, at the Keyboard).

Funny, but true, we can wreck our lives over email if we’ve been drinking!  In the study behind The Dirty Dozen Rules of Email Etiquette (an excellent program to bring into your company), we found that grammar and syntax errors jump almost 50% when users send emails after having a single cocktail or a few beers.  Their use of profanity jumps too. 

The lesson:  Never assume you can master email while tipsy.  Much like driving, alcohol will give you a false sense of security. 

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5 Responses to “Never Sip and Send”

  1. Personal Statement Examples Says:

    I agree that just like in driving a vehicle, a person should never send emails or post messages to social networks if his drunk. It is important that were in a good state of mind before we send or post to avoid conflicts.

  2. Coach Joelle Says:

    So true! Even a little tipsy can have you misrepresenting yourself or saying something you will regret later. I have even extended this to caffeine and “energy formula” health drinks (found that last one out the hard way!)

  3. How not to stink at email | ToddRhoades.com Says:

    [...]  Write email during your professional hours. Sipping and sending can be as dangerous as drinking and dialing/driving.  When you write all your emails on a plane, at 10pm with five glasses of red wine in you [...]

  4. How not to stink at email | OpenArms.tv Says:

    [...]  Write email during your professional hours. Sipping and sending can be as dangerous as drinking and dialing/driving.  When you write all your emails on a plane, at 10pm with five glasses of red wine in you [...]

  5. Elisa Tustin Says:

    Hi, just wanted to say, I enjoyed this article. It was practical. Keep on posting!

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