9 comments

  • Mathieu MayerMathieu Mayer, over 6 years ago

    I don't know what it's worth but, as a former account handler in advertising, I quickly learned my lesson: never do this with "I want this today" kind of clients. Those who think that everything happen by magic. Later on, when you run out of time on a project, they will naturally feel legitimate when asking you to work extra-hours at night.

    2 points
  • Zander BradeZander Brade, over 6 years ago

    I don't think it really matters. It's not as if they have to reply straight away when they receive it. To Michael T's point, I agree with everything apart from the 3am feedback request - because they can choose to reply when they wish, and would likely just reply at a more sensible time, eg 9am, with the feedback.

    2 points
  • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, over 6 years ago

    If you don't feel comfortable with them knowing what time you sent the email, you can use a tool like boomerang to write an email and have it sent at any later time/date you want. You just write it and Fughedaboutit!

    http://www.boomeranggmail.com/

    1 point
    • Marci IkelerMarci Ikeler, over 6 years ago

      This is my solution as well. I'm a night owl, but I don't want to be sending clients emails at 3am. With Boomerang, everything goes out at 9am while I'm still in bed and, when I wake up, I have responses.

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    • Steven Sarmiento, over 6 years ago

      Pretty cool definitely going to try it out.

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  • Nice ShoesNice Shoes, over 6 years ago

    I send them when it's appropriate to. If it's late they can see I'm working late, if it's super early they can see I'm working super early. The time of day doesn't matter it's what you're asking them to do. Asking for feedback at 3 a.m is hardly fair.

    1 point
    • Matt StuhffMatt Stuhff, over 6 years ago

      I agree. It's all about setting expectations and doing what's appropriate in the situation.

      1 point
    • Steven Sarmiento, over 6 years ago

      I dont think its implied that they need to reply at 3am. I think its a pretty natural thing that people see their emails and respond to them at later times when its convenient to them. I do agree though, They can see when you work.

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  • Steven Sarmiento, over 6 years ago

    early/late*

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