For this week’s Off Topic, let’s tackle one of the most aggravating aspects of the work day: emails.
I remember, not that long ago, our IT manager coming up to my desk to ask a question. I happened to have Outlook open, and it was in the middle of the week so Inbox ZeroTM wasn’t even close to happening at that point.
He leaned in, had a look, and asked me: how many emails did I get in a day? Over 100, I replied.
Apparently, that’s a lot. I know it’s not as many as some–Gizmodo editors can get twice that amount on busy days, from memory. It does explain why I’ve more or less given up on zeroing out my inbox though (although a good deal of that are alerts and things that can be parsed supremely quickly, like aggregator emails).
But what about yourselves? How busy do your work and personal inboxes get?