The slew of non-replies that I’ve been getting (har) have been getting on my nerves. Have replies become a thing of the past? Of course not everything deserves a reply and eventually a party has to stop replying to avoid an infinitely long conversation. BUT. There are some things that still deserve a reply. When I tell you that I’ve not received the interview call and ask for clarification, I think I deserve a reply. When I ask for more information on something that you call me and ask me to do, I think I deserve a reply. ANYTHING. You can even tell me I’ve been disqualified suddenly or that the information will be given to me another time. ANYTHING.
Maybe I don’t deserve to rant. On the rare occasion, I do admit that I miss out emails, forgot to reply some or deliberately ignore some of the weirder stuff. If I don’t reply to everyone, maybe I don’t deserve a reply from everyone. But when the opposite party (who is the one making a request for help or something) ask for an ASAP reply and then when you give the asap reply and ask for more information etc, and they IGNORE YOU……. Encountered so many times when people act so friendly when they are asking for help but when you can’t provide it, they change their attitude immediately wtf.
Personally if I’m asking for help, I’ll ALWAYS be polite and accommodating. I’m grateful if people get to it fast and efficiently. If they reject me, I’ll still thank them for their time and reply. If I need to remind them, I’ll still enquire nicely. At the very least, I’ll make sure that communication / action on my part is fast, because I know that I’m inconveniencing them. BUT. These days I’ve been meeting more people who DEMANDS answers / stuff asap. Send me an email telling me how urgent it is and when I do my best to reply in a few hours/a day, I GET A REPLY A WEEK LATER OR NO REPLY. Thanks? If it’s so urgent, please show some sense of urgency on your part. People who ask for my help and then be LATE. Like 1 hour late kind of late. And they can still be nonchalant and unapologetic. -.-
Sometimes I want to tell them “I DON’T OWE YOU ANYTHING”
May is coming to an end and then JUNE!! Loads of things happening in June so I’ll be reallllyyyy busy. Hopefully I can still keep up the blogging speed! Been working on my presentation for the conference, and I want to do a good job! I take pride in my own thesis and I really enjoyed the process, so I hope to share some of it with the audience!
Thanks for all the comments on the previous post!! 😀 😀 Thought through it again and decided that taking up the contest will be too much on my plate. Feel a little bad because I kinda agreed (under the circumstances of not knowing anything) when asked for an asap reply, but now I have to reject it. D: But I know that I won’t enjoy it if I’m being forced to do stuff at such short notice and have to constantly worry if the competition commitments will clash with other stuff (looks very likely). Korean is something that I enjoy and if I take part in a competition, I want to be able to have fun in the whole process and not get all stressed and worried! Texted the person in charge first thing in the morning. Well, no reply (as of now) but I shall assume that the person got my text.
Non-replies are indeed the new norm.