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Funny thing, as I’m emailing at work, and under pressure, sometimes I feel the need to make a quick smart reply to an email I think is obvious or something to ensure that the person knows I didn’t do anything wrong, or whatever. Excuses, smart aleck replies, I’m bad at that. I’m always in a rush to keep the information flowing, to stay on top of things and to cover my butt.. you know how work can be 😛 Lately, I’ve been replying less, if it doesn’t require a reply, I just let it be. It causes less frustration, less traffic, and gives me a chance to think about a response before just blurting something into an email and out. The ‘christian’ attitude is to be patient, slow to anger, and slow to speak. See verse below, so thats really what I’m trying to do. Often, you’ll indeed look more intelligent if you just don’t respond to emails which may be trying to egg you on, or rile you up – not that I get emails like that at work.. its just that its a faster paced environment.
James 1:19 – Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
At work, I need to remember who my boss is and who my ultimate boss is and whether or not I appreciate every little thing that occurs, I need to honour my boss as much as I can and in so doing, I honour God.
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