Monday, May 16, 2016

“I’ll Call You At 3:00…” – Time Zone Cluelessness

Not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES last week I received email messages from vendors’ sales and presales folks that presented dates and times for a phone call – but without a time zone indicated…!  Here’s the first example, from a vendor trying to sell me software:

“I’m available at the following times:
·         Tue:  9, 10, 1, 3
·         Wed after 10
·         Fri: 2

Please please please (please) list a time zone when proposing times for a call…!  Sheesh.

By the way, in all three cases the email “signatures” also lacked any indication of location, which would have at least given me (the recipient) a clue… 

[Extra credit quiz question:  how many time zones are there in the U.S.?}

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