To think "X" on work emails are unnecessary ?

(27 Posts)
greenlass Wed 24-Aug-16 09:41:41

Email received today from a lady asking our company for sponsorship...

Please can your company send us lots of £££££
Signed,
Miss Sponsorship
X

I think it's unprofessional & makes her look like a fanny?

Random kisses on the end of texts are bad enough but an email from a business to another business from a lady I've never met & never will?

You wouldn't know me if you walked past me in the street, certainly wouldn't kiss me so why is it appropriate on a work email??

Makes me want to direct her mail right into the junk folder...

Am I just grumpy & BU?

PastaPrincess Wed 24-Aug-16 09:52:07

I've never received an X on a work email (and only sent one accidentally..) I'd find that inappropriate.

Oysterbabe Wed 24-Aug-16 09:52:39

Maybe she did it by mistake? DH sent a kiss on the end of a text to one of his mates the other day without thinking. Lots of pisstaking ensued.

greenlass Wed 24-Aug-16 09:55:25

Good thinking,
I'm going to assume it was a mistake ...
This time !!

Pagwatch Wed 24-Aug-16 09:57:05

If she sent me an unsolicited email asking for sponsorship I would already imagine she was a twat before she added the xx

phillipp Wed 24-Aug-16 09:58:15

I was once helping a manager fix his PC. The it department was chatting to us via live chat on the screen talking us through it.

When we had finished I typed 'thank you for your help X' and pressed send. I was mortified. It was a total accident. The manager was howling, it was his account we were on (so the kiss came technical came from him) so at least he found it funny.

phillipp Wed 24-Aug-16 09:58:49

If she sent me an unsolicited email asking for sponsorship I would already imagine she was a twat before she added the xx

there is also this. I run a business and get about 7 of these a day.

greenlass Wed 24-Aug-16 10:07:35

It wasn't unsolicited as such !
A small local group who we have sponsored in the past.
Maybe the fact my boss agreed to give her ££££ justified the kiss in her mind...

Pagwatch Wed 24-Aug-16 10:23:15

If it wasn't unsolicited and she is asking for a charity sponsorship maybe she is trying to make it more personal?

It is an email outside standard business communication and, like Phillip, I get these daily so maybe she is trying to make her request personal and not generic?

myownprivateidaho Wed 24-Aug-16 10:55:45

I think it's fine. People have different personal styles.

myownprivateidaho Wed 24-Aug-16 10:56:04

Also it clearly wasn't a "work email".

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Wed 24-Aug-16 10:57:31

I think it's totally unprofessional. An accident is one thing, but I would never purposely do that.

CafeCremeMerci Wed 24-Aug-16 11:01:36

I can understand it when people do it at the end of a text - by accident. I've done it, felt like a right plonker! Plumber thought it was very funny, thank fully.

But an email? An email asking for funding? Surely you're actually putting some thought & effort into what you are writing?!

greenlass Wed 24-Aug-16 11:02:20

"clearly not a work email"

Why would that be??

It certainly wasn't personal.

An email from one organisation to another = a work email.

MrsJoeyMaynard Wed 24-Aug-16 11:05:30

It's unprofessional and inappropriate unless it's a personal e-mail / text.

But I can see how it might be done by accident if most of her e-mails are to friends.

Pagwatch Wed 24-Aug-16 11:08:19

When we donated to a local group one of the women real life kissed me.
grin

I didn't mind. They were really grateful and it's a great organisation.

myownprivateidaho Wed 24-Aug-16 11:10:44

Well, I guess your company received it in the course of work, but presumably she wasn't sending it as part of her job.

mrsfuzzy Wed 24-Aug-16 11:11:50

straight in the spam, if you wouldn't kiss any of your co workers in rl why do it on an email ?

blueshoes Wed 24-Aug-16 11:45:21

OP is overthinking this.

wowowowow Wed 24-Aug-16 11:49:15

Some people I work with start their business emails "Dear ....." One of these people (more senior than me) told me that because I just used their first name rather than "Dear" it made me look a bit abrupt.

I still don't use "Dear". It's in the same category as xxxxx

OnionKnight Wed 24-Aug-16 11:58:24

I get emails from members of the public every day, it's a little bit weird when they put kisses in the email.

RealityCheque Wed 24-Aug-16 12:07:37

Personally, I think the term "makes her look like a fanny" is far more embarrassing than a X at the end of an email!

Look like a fanny? A FANNY? Are you actually old enough for 'work emails'?

redshoeblueshoe Wed 24-Aug-16 12:08:48

blueshoes I must disagree grin
My supervisor (who I couldn't stand) used to put xx on all her memo's, I thought it was very unprofessional.

greenlass Wed 24-Aug-16 12:11:03

I'm not really over thinking.
It's not something I would ever do myself & wondered if I'm just a cold fish & stingy with love or if it really is a bit forward & silly to add pointless kisses to emails.

Yes - I am more than old enough thanks!

Pagwatch Wed 24-Aug-16 12:12:30

I'm still not sure it's an office to office email. It's a charity request. She wasn't placing an order for 20 ballcocks.

Can you sponsor us or donate to our charity X

Is much less dreadful than

May I confirm my order for 20 ballcocks X

In my head anyway.

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