Using IM in a professional setting.
If you only learn two things from visiting my outpost in the digital world, please let it be these two things:
- If you’re using IM at work and you start it with “Hey” or “Sup” and don’t put anything else, you’re the definition of a monster. You have no business being in office let alone having a job that requires using IM as part of your professional work flow.
Good: “Hey David! Hope you’re doing well. I need help with this problem…”
Bad: “Sup.” [five minutes later] “You there?”
NOPE. I’m not there because I refuse to answer IMs that don’t have a GODDAMN POINT. If you want to chat into nothing, go here. If you want to do work, chat me like a GODDAMN PROFESSIONAL. Ask motherfucking questions. Form motherfucking cohesive thoughts. Use it as a motherfucking tool to get your motherfucking shit done.
- Ice cream, in moderation, is the greatest thing in the world.
Ice cream is the only thing keeping me going these days.
“If there was a communication problem, it was that there were too many words, and they were far too heavy and too specific to be inflicted on others.”