TEXT MESSAGES FROM NEW WORK CLIENTS?!

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    Sep 05, 2010 3:23 PM GMT
    Am I the only one that gets kinda annoyed when new clients feel comfortable enough to send text messages?

    I dunno, maybe I'm over-thinking it but I still kinda see text messaging as something for more casual and social associates. I think business related contacts should be limited to calls and emailing.

    What do you think?
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    Sep 05, 2010 3:57 PM GMT
    I have never gotten an SMS from a client, co-worker, boss, you name it when it comes to professional matters. I would only consider texting a co-worker or boss if I A) knew them for a long time and B) was dealing with a non-professional issue (drinks, lunch, etc.)

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    Sep 05, 2010 4:09 PM GMT
    Like it or not, it is happening. Text messages are replacing many business e-mails. With the birth of the Blackberry, the lines that differentiate between texts and e-mails are blurring. Why run all the way to the office to compose a long business e-mail, when you can stay where you are and sun it up in just a few characters. E-mail still has it's place, but our fast paced business world dictates the need for short, to the point messages sent NOW (if not, YESTERDAY...lol)!!!
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    Sep 05, 2010 4:19 PM GMT
    BeingThePhoenix saidLike it or not, it is happening. Text messages are replacing many business e-mails. With the birth of the Blackberry, the lines that differentiate between texts and e-mails are blurring. Why run all the way to the office to compose a long business e-mail, when you can stay where you are and sun it up in just a few characters. E-mail still has it's place, but our fast paced business world dictates the need for short, to the point messages sent NOW (if not, YESTERDAY...lol)!!!



    No I agree with you, I can compose an email from my iPhone...and well I can maybe understand an TEXT MESSAGE if it was something like "Stuck in traffic, running late for our meeting" or "Confirming our meeting for 4pm"...But when they have conversations or make changes to projects or BUSINESS related things where a phone call or email may be more appropriate (for paper trails) I get kinda peeved.


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    Sep 05, 2010 4:22 PM GMT
    I would want substantial work-related messages in email, so as to keep a written record. I would pose that to clients as a reason not to message important info via TM.
  • mybud

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    Sep 05, 2010 4:28 PM GMT
    I agree...be up front..professional....tell them your text messaging is used for personal and family related situations....He or she should understand that rationale.......Cheers...BUD
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    Sep 05, 2010 4:33 PM GMT
    if its a phone paid for by work then i wouldnt mind small memos. my job ALWAYS changes its processes and ect so i dont mind little informational text messages, but if its something that takes more than 2 sentances then i'd be annoyed