Read Your @#$%&*! E-Mails

By: Emily Skeen

For a little over two years now, I’ve been working as a student leader on campus. I also ran a SALP group for two years. In that time I learned many things including leadership techniques, networking skills, communication and so on. But the one that sticks out the most is this basic principle about students: They don’t check their emails. Which leads to conversations like this:

Student: “Hey Emily, I didn’t hear about that awesome event Campus Rec just did, why didn’t you tell anyone? That’s your job and you’re not doing it”.

Me: “Well, student, as a matter of fact, I sent three e-mails about that event in the last month, do you check your e-mail?”

Student: “Yeah”

Me: “Do you read your e-mails?

Student: “Uhhh…”

Me: “That’s what I thought”

Student shuffles off without accepting fault.

If I had a quarter, or even a nickel, for every conversation of this type that I have had over the last two years, I wouldn’t be $40,000 in debt. Moral of the story: Read your $#%@&** e-mails. You might just find that all your questions have already been answered.