Search This Blog

Friday, October 19, 2007

On-Line Courtesy

The Globe should be careful about the letters it prints, they may return to haunt it. In today's business pages, Yleana Martinez complains about employers who are too lazy to respond to e-mailed job applications with an acknowledgment that the application has been received.

The letters page at the Globe is very good at acknowledging receipt of letters that I submit -- they even publish them occasionally. However the op-ed page still has to come into the 21st century. There is no automatic acknowledgment and usually -- even after several promptings -- I receive no reply so I am left to wonder whether my work was ever received or whether it is just floating around in cyberspace. An automatic response feature would set everyone's mind at rest.

Sent to Boston Globe

No comments: