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No More Excuses: Email is Available Everywhere

After Morgan Stanley executive Adam Parker to clients complaining that traveling is no excuse for not responding to an email, the common bounce back that the recipient has "limited access to email" is not as powerful as it once was. Financial Times contributor Lucy Kellaway agrees with Parker and has written an op-ed arguing that there really isn't much of an excuse for not responding to an email. Short of a death in the family or "legal" troubles, Kellaway argues that recipients should respond to email. If they really are on vacation and don't want to respond to email, then they should just say so, she argues. "I’m away until X. I’ll read your message when I’m back," she suggests.

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