Your Work Email Signature

I’ve decided to feature a blog entries carnival about sending and receiving emails at work.

You don’t want to be That Person. The one who thinks they’re being clever. Yet is only serving to antagonize their coworkers with a snarky message.

Case in point: using a pointed quote in your email signature like the following:

Kayla King, Senior Office Aide

Working smarter not hard

I ask you: is your email signature the best avenue for promoting yourself? I think not.

Last week I cracked open this fortune cookie:

Working efficiently is doing the job right. Working effectively is doing the right job.

Making an excuse for your behavior if you ask me will come across as trying to justify doing the bare minimum.

Your work ethic should speak for itself.

This email signature tactic might help someone else. I doubt you and I will benefit from attaching a gimmicky quote after our names.

In the coming blog entry: what you can and should list after your name.

Author: Chris Bruni

Christina Bruni is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Left of the Dial. She contributed a chapter "Recovery is Within Reach" to Benessere Psicologico: Contemporary Thought on Italian American Mental Health. As well as an author and activist, Bruni is an artist and athlete.

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