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).
'I can't understand the point of such messages', says Brûlé. I couldn't agree more.

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