Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Honesty in out-of-the-office announcements

I received this today:
[Charming Friend] is out of the office on annual leave from 11 July until 31 July using up a backlog of holiday. She will check emails every now and again for important project issues and because it is an addictive habit. So there will be some delay to any response.
You can't ever really stop checking email. At least I can't. That's why I don't have a phone that lets me do it when I am not near a computer. I don't want to be like those sad crackberry addicts who think no one sees them when they check emails under the table at meetings and conferences. Surely there is a government program for this?