Steve Stanfill
So you probably heard me say that by the time I get home in the evening, I have no interest in getting on a computer.  So I did a test on this week.  On Monday, I sent and received over 600 emails at work. Yesterday and today averaged over 400 sent and received.  And that doesn't include the many Excel reports I build for my Leadership.  Or Power Point briefs.  Can you say brain-dead?? [smile]
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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983
Oh crap, those little space bugs got you?
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Charles R. Petrach
Time to retire
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uva7
email was intended to make the life easier, you never would have received 600 inter dept envelopes..       also drove up the price of us postage...   time to re think things.    or atlest slow down on the send button.
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Steve Stanfill
I think about retiring every day.  But too damn young to do that.  I got 5 more to go until I get a government retirement, 7 more to get Social Security. 
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uva7
steve , i wouldnt retire...   every time i talk to someone who is retired , they turn out to be the busiest people i have ever met ...   most of them dont have time to do &^$%#%#...   

(althought) they could do twice as much when they were working and still had time left over ...
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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983
The thing about being busy when retired is that your busy with what you want to be busy with, not what someone else wants you busy with.

By the way, what your wife want's you busy with counts as what you want, not what someone else wants.
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Rick Holly
Retirement can be fun.
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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983
FYI - I had about 500 emails in 2 email accounts.  Took me 2 min to delete them all.  [biggrin]
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Steve Stanfill
AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983 wrote:
FYI - I had about 500 emails in 2 email accounts.  Took me 2 min to delete them all.  [biggrin]


If it were only that easy.  I can't wait to get into work tomorrow.  I have a weeks worth of emails to go through.  I will try to remember to get a count for you guys.
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Steve Stanfill
Back to work this morning.  2,286 emails waiting for me.  I started working through them, and more kept coming in.  When I left work, I was down to 1,016 left in my Inbox to deal with.  Working overtime tomorrow to try to catch up.

Retirement is coming when???? [smile]
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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983
I remember those days.  At one point I taught a class on outlook and how to use it to be more productive.  Using rules, colors and different fonts I could sort emails into folders, auto delete junk and highlight the hot emails.

Today all I do is look for the ones I want to keep, and delete the rest. 
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Rick Holly
I am pretty good at deleting emails, too.
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Steve Stanfill
Unfortunately, I can't delete many emails.  I need to read them, take action on them, or file them in the folder they belong in. 
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uva7
ughhhh...   still wondering how we got any work done before emails
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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983
No, that's not right...

How do you get any work done since email came along?!

I remember the days in the office BEFORE the first PC's.  People talked, in person or on the phone.  You actually knew the person you were talking to.  You knew if they were a slacker or they got things done.

Now, you email them, even if they are across the room.  When you actually run into them, you don't know them.  You have know idea if they got something done and forgot to email you, never got your email or are just slackers.

I miss the old office, even though PC's, email and the internet were how I made my living since 1988 until retirement.  Today's office is impersonal.

Hell, the last year of work I was in the office once a week (4 days from home), less vaca weeks and travel plus a week or two where I had people visiting me in the office - maybe 50 days in the office total.  When I retired, I didn't know half the people in the office.

Glad I don't work in one any more.
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uva7
my wife dreads going on vacation because of the email back log she must deal with when she returns...   crazy , just stupid crazy
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Steve Stanfill
uva7@yahoo.com wrote:
my wife dreads going on vacation because of the email back log she must deal with when she returns...   crazy , just stupid crazy


Same with me.  I get so stressed when I go on vacation that I really don't enjoy the vacation because I know I'm going to return to a huge pile of crap. 

But I recently convinced them to get be a laptop so when I'm out of the office, I can log in and take care of the urgent stuff.  So they got me one, but it doesn't work on the wireless network.  POS.
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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983
Yep, been there done that.

Work was fun until VA lost a laptop with 25 million vets names and info on it, then the knee jerk security rules made it hard to use a laptop and get work done.  By the time I retired, I was able to login remotely via the internet (wired or wireless) or via a data card (connected me to the cell networks).

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