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Dear All, Can we send official mails on a holiday or if the recipient is on leave. Please advice. Regards, VV
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Hello Vanitha,
In addition to what Sharmila Das mentioned, it also depends on the sector you are in--in general, official mails on holidays are OK in IT companies. But in other sectors, it depends on other factors like Sharmila Das mentioned--though this DOESN'T mean that they are an absolute NO.
Hi Mr.TS/Ms.Sharmila,
I'm working in a private insurance sector. The mail which i intended was an official and a regular mail seeking some sort of confirmations from the receipient. That day it was declared a holiday for that particular branch, i just thought not to keep hold the message and also when we are getting numerous mails flowing in and out i feel it is better to complete the task as and when it comes. Is there anything wrong in it?
i was asked by my senior that it is not appropriate to send mails on holidays or the person is on leave which i feel is not Okay.. Pls advise..
Finally,sorry for the delayed reply..
Hello Vanitha,
Like the saying goes: The Boss is always Right :-)
However, one reason why it's not advised to send official mails on holidays is this: Human psychology leads to focus more on the 'present'. Usually most people focus on the mails of TODAY before going thru the earlier day's mails--unless there was something important expected. This could be one reason for your boss's suggestion.
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