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Texting and Work

career advice about texting

career advice about textingThe Boston Globe recently asked Certified Career Coach, Hallie Crawford, for her career advice about texting and work.

“Even if they’re short . . . that takes time for you to stop, think about what you’re going to say,” said Hallie Crawford, an Atlanta career coach who wrote a set of rules for texting at work for U.S. News & World Report last year. The first rule was “Don’t send personal texts at work.”

Though texting is similar to e-mailing, Crawford said, we respond to it more like a phone call — with an urgent need to respond.

“We’re programmed to feel like it’s an emergency,” Crawford said. “It’s like the same level as a phone call.”

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