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What are your thoughts on sending networking emails over thanksgiving? Some have said it's a bad idea, but there are potentially benefits to doing so as well. People are generally in a more festive mood, aren't as busy, etc.

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  • JWR34's picture

    Absolutely terrible idea. People do read their emails, so I don't think emailing over a holiday will catch anyone that wouldn't have responded on a workday. The only thing it will do is make people mad because they are enjoying a holiday with their family and see their blackberry blinking and it turns out to just be some kid cold-emailing. I did a fair bit of cold-emailing when I was trying to break into SA programs but was always firmly of the opinion that it should only be done on weekdays during business hours.

  • Karembeu5163's picture

    The "benefits" you speak of are not benefits. Like others have said, it's a terrible idea.

    I can't understand your line of thinking here. You think because they're feeling festive and aren't as busy, that they'd be more willing to help you out?

    No. The last thing these people want to see while they're enjoying some time off is some random email from you.

  • BanditPandit's picture

    are you serious?

    think for a second, please. do you want any emails from random kids on a holiday from your shitty-ass 100hr job to talk about the one thing you promised yourself to forget? not even a single ugly fatfuck spending thanksgiving by themselves would want something like this.

    while i support networking, there are many things that, if someone thought to use a brain first, should never be done. take a couple minutes and think...common sense, use it! you're smart, apply it!

  • chicandtoughness's picture

    See: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/touch-basefo...
    I got my first cold-email today from a kid at my alma mater doing the "I'm really interested in consulting, can I ask you some questions? Can you tell me what you do in consulting?". I deleted it.

    "Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."
    Currently: saying goodbye to the financial industry... going into healthcare sector
    Previously: M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM), academic research (HBS)

  • Hooked on LEAPS's picture

    SwaGGeReR wrote:
    What are your thoughts on sending networking emails over thanksgiving? Some have said it's a bad idea, but there are potentially benefits to doing so as well. People are generally in a more festive mood, aren't as busy, etc.

    Opinions?

    Terrible idea.

    Competition is a sin.

    -John D. Rockefeller

  • sandsurfngbomber's picture

    I actually had to send out a bunch of emails after I got out of exams on Tuesday...I figured I should just wait for Monday so some poor chap doesn't have to leave late on Wednesday or worry about taking care of some bullshit on Friday.

    The working man doesn't get a lot of days to spend with his undersexed wife and his rebellious kids with facebook mobile up their anus. The one day he gets, I'm going to do everything in my power to maximize its efficiency. This is my gift to everyone. Happy holidays

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    chicandtoughness's picture

    "Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."
    Currently: saying goodbye to the financial industry... going into healthcare sector
    Previously: M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM), academic research (HBS)