I thought technology, you know: cell phones, emails, and the like was supposed to make our jobs and lives easier. Instead, I find that I am constantly waiting for a response to messages left on "instant transfer" messages. Do you feel the same?
I send an email to apply for a new position, to submit important documents, or just to say "Hello" to someone.
No, "Hey, I got your important information, thanks for sending. We'll be back with you as soon as possible."
It's an email! It takes literally five-ten seconds to hit the Reply button, say "thanks" and hit Send. I have taken to writing in my emails, "Please reply to this message so I know you have received it."
Not long ago I delivered some delicious cookies to a neighbor. She wasn't home so I set the cookies on her table with a little "thank you for your help" note. I didn't hear a thing back from her. I sent a little nudging text message, "Hey, how are you? Did you get the cookies?"
I think our instantaneous world is overwhelming us. Most likely the culprit is that everyone's email
Maybe it's time to go back to sending things the old-fashioned way: writing a note by hand or applying for a job through thepost.
But, then again, no one will have time to read a letter in hand because they are too busy staring at and cursing their computer screen.
Ah, the world we now live in.