Text messages are fine with friends and family, there is appropriate uses for text… But it is by no means professional, especially for serious work related conversation. To be laid off the job in a text message tells me its their “easy way out” They appear to lack the ability to do it “face to face” and if they cant do so, then perhaps they shouldn’t be in management because it’s a childish act.
The complications of text messaging is most noticeably the fact that read messages can easily be misunderstood due to the lack of facial expression and voice tone required for effective communication. For example, a joke can easily be misinterpreted as a offensive or angry comment. The same is true for forums and chat rooms… you see a lot of misunderstood comments, then the persons involved each trying to explain that what was said was not intended to be read that way lol
You gotta love technology LMAO. My current boss dislikes text messages, and no matter how brief the info needs to be conveyed, it’s always a call or face to face. For me, that’s how it should be with management.
...a couple years ago Radio Shack sent emails out to employees informing them they were being sacked.
Reminds me of the scene in Back To The Future II when Marty is informed that he has just been fired via a “live” email from his boss. Only spineless employers resort to such tactics.
Well it’s Friday Evening and I am finally home. Stopped off at the local pizzaria to get a few slices for dinner. Three slices from here is almost a whole pizza compared to other places I’ve been. Not going to think about the workplace until I walk back in the door Monday morning (that is if I don’t win the Megabucks Lotto this weekend first).