Sharing news of death
There are plenty of reasons why this topic of conversation should be reserved for in-person. If at all possible, face-to-face is the best way to share news of someone’s death. This allows for needed hugs and heartfelt words of sympathy.
No matter how much you hate your job – or what led you to decide to quit in the first place – avoid making it official via text or email. “Say it in your head but keep it there and not on any electronic device because it will come back to haunt you,” warns etiquette consultant Jacquelyn Youst. “A resignation via email may feel good in the heat of the moment, but will have long-term consequences.” Instead, she recommends maintaining your professional demeanour and discussing it with your boss either on the telephone or in person.
Especially at work, email seems like the no-brainer way to remind a colleague of a password. But we can’t stress enough how unsecure emails are. Normally, a password is hidden when you type, but an email leaves the text totally clear. It’s stored in different systems while travelling between inboxes, leaving your login information open to hackers. If someone does send your password over email, it’s best to change it immediately, suggests cloud computing company Connectria.
And if that’s not convincing enough, find out 7 alarming things hackers can do once they have your email address.