I turned off those emails because of the burger place early on. I now just make it a point to check the job board regularly on weekdays. I never see anything new on their board on the weekend.@sandyf wrote:
I am not bothered by the male thing or the end of the week but I absolutely am bothered by shops that are sent broadcast to the entire country without naming the city or at least the state(s) where these shops are available. If the shop is in Pa and I live in LA 3000 miles away please put PA in the headline so unless I am traveling I do not need to open the email. And speaking of the burger place....I get at least 20 emails for the burger place a day.....really over the top. I know I can turn the emails off but i may be interested in a non burger one.
I usually just scan and delete, but I recently got a new ACL scheduler who sent out blasts every day she worked. Between the automatic weekly summary from ACL and all of hers, I could get over a dozen emails for each shop in each location in a week's time... multiplied by all the locations. I finally set up a filter to put her in her own folder that I'll never look at.
I can understand the plea for male shoppers. At least in my own personal experiences, the males in my life RARELY ever check their email. It could be a restaurant shop in need of a male shopper, but they can bring a guest. This is where I would receive the email and say "Hey - you need to sign up for this shop so we can go to ____ for dinner." Or maybe it's a haircut or an oil change for a male, and a male in my life has said they've been meaning to get a haircut, or an oil change or whatever the shop is for. I can point the assignment out to them, so they can apply and save some money.
I can also understand the "dinner/coffee/movies on me" statement. That doesn't bother me. I look at that as the scheduler trying to come up with something creative to say about the same shop to get your attention rather than "Movie Shop Available" for the 75th month in a row. It's sort of like the line "Have it Your Way at Burger King" .... Well I like my hamburger buns toasted, and I like jalapeno peppers on my hamburger. What they really mean is they will pick off the stuff you don't like, so you don't have to. It doesn't really mean you can 'have it your way.' But it's creative and catches your attention more than saying "Tell us if you don't want pickles or onions".
I agree with you on the "I need this shopped by the end of the week" line. If that is the subject line then that is unacceptable. However, I don't think that sentence is offensive if it is in the body of the email. If I know I can't shop this week, it is nice to know in advance that the absolute hard deadline cannot be extended. I then wouldn't waste my time emailing the scheduler to tell her I'm interested in helping her out the following week.
@Vicky86 - This is too funny. You're offended that those scheduler emails "don't" offend me and you throw in an 8th grade eyeroll. Very mature. You asked for opinions on those types of scheduler emails and I simply explained why those types of emails don't bother me.
I have more things to do than be upset about wording of a canned email I'm not going to read anyway.
You are so above all this, good for you... (sarcasm)
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Am I the only one who is bothered by emails from schedulers that say things like:
"we need male shoppers" - when my profile states I am a female
"dinner/coffee/movies on me" - no, I have to perform the work to get reimbursed for this service, so it is clearly NOT "on you"
"I need this location shopped by the end of the week" - this passive voice seems to be very rude & rubs me the wrong way
Clearly it is the end of the month and those emails are abundant (I do not mind) but some of those lines are "out of line" in my book.