At last, I’ve learned to stop apologising for the tone of my emails


I’m sick to the back teeth of saying sorry for doing my job. There, I said it. I have been apologising for the tone and content of my emails since the beginning of my career. Finally, I’m learning not to temper the way I communicate. 

A recent article about the “emotional labour of female emails” made me realise that I wasn’t the only one punctuating myself with devices designed to make me seem softer and less blunt. The article, published by the New Statesman, cited a study which found that women use more exclamation marks than men in order to seem friendly! One case study interviewed for the piece stated that she came to the realisation that excessive exclamation usage was making her sound “unprofessional” and “like a breathless valley girl”.  Read more…

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