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"Request Read Receipt for a Message" On email

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Len, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Len

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    Would this annoy employers?
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  2. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Yes... :biggrin
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  3. BosonMichael
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    It would me. And all I'd do is click "Block read receipt". So what would you have gained? :)
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  4. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

    To be fair, a lot of places I've encountered process these automatically. ie, the first time you get one you "always perform this action" - though it's still either a yes or a no :biggrin

    We do not send them by default.
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  5. AJ

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    Same here, if one is requested I always say no.
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  6. wagnerk
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    It depends on the e-mail itself, while most of the time I don't bother sending the receipt there have been instances when I have (eg important e-mails, re finance, my manager, etc).

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  7. UKDarkstar
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    I use delivery and read receipt requests with recruiters just to try to get some sort of confirmation the email has got to them.

    Employers - I probably wouldn't use it on a speculative email
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  8. JonnyMX

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    I guess you mean for job applications?

    I wouldn't - it's really annoying, and it doesn't mean that they've actually opened your attached CV.
    If you were and employer and received several hundred applications a week and half of them had read receipts on them, you'd go nuts.

    By all means use a delivery receipt, so if it doesn't get where it's going you can always double check that you've got the right address.

    I don't 'get' read receipts.
    The only reason that people put them on is so that they can 'proove' that they told someone something if things turn nasty. But if it came to that, there are surely other ways of tracking an email.

    It's the technological 'I told you so'.
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