'I can't understand the point of such messages', says Brûlé. I couldn't agree more.
Saturday, 21 August 2010
'I'm out of the office...'
Occasionally, this blog gives suggestions and advice of a rather practical nature to doctoral students. This is the season for e-mail messages being bounced back with an 'I'm out of the office...' Those who correspond with me will know that I have never used such messages. There was a fine column on the subject earlier this year by Tyler Brûlé, a writer who does a weekly piece in the Financial Times. His advice is directed to people in business, but it seems just as applicable to doctoral researchers (and others).