Work Email No Work

The Microsoft Exchange Serv­er is whack today at work, so no one has access to email or their cal­en­dars and sched­ules. It is a bit of a has­sle because peo­ple don’t have all of the infor­ma­tion that they need, but it has also cre­at­ed a sub­tly dif­fer­ent atmos­phere that is a wel­come change. Peo­ple are actu­al­ly talk­ing to each oth­er, hav­ing con­ver­sa­tions, orga­niz­ing through face-to-face instead of the imper­son­al­i­ty of email. While it seems like most of us wel­come the chance to actu­al­ly hear a voice and bond with each oth­er, there is still a bit of awk­ward­ness, at least on my part. i find myself a lit­tle hes­i­tant to make eye con­tact, and more con­scious of my com­port­ment. there is no water cool­er to chat by here and cubes are divi­sion­ary to say the least, but today at least i have some human con­tact at work.

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  • I’ve actu­al­ly found it a bit mad­den­ing 😉 I keep my whole work­flow orga­nized with my e-mails, so not hav­ing it, I can’t do much o’ any­thing.

    One won­ders why it takes all day to bring an exchange serv­er back up.

    But I digress..
    Shoot, between this and my post on Lauren’s blog, don’t i look like the crab­by ass today? 😉

  • its all good. we can always use this to com­mu­ni­cate if we know each other’s shared name

    from the com­mand line:
    net send /username/ text


  • Is this a prob­lem with some of the new worm vari­ents out there? I heard exchange serv­er was par­tic­u­lar­ly vuner­a­ble to this one. As some­one who sends out 20–40 (and gets 100–200+) emails on an aver­age work day, I would real­ly hate to see how nasty lack of email can get.

  • well i get slapped less when i send emails lau­ren.

    jmay, its pos­si­ble, this place doesn’t have very good secu­ri­ty pro­tec­tion.

  • Strange­ly, I think I get slapped *more* when I send e-mails. They tend to lack the “sweet dis­po­si­tion” that I have in real life 😉

  • You’re just ner­vous talk­ing to all the foxy ladies face to face, you playah. ; )

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