Would I look like a douchebag for sending cold emails on 4th of July?

What do you guys think? Not like it's a real holiday like Christmas or Thanksgiving or anything.

Am I good to blast or will I look like a douchebag?

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Jul 4, 2019

Yes

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Jul 4, 2019

how come?

Jul 4, 2019

Because it's a federal holiday and people don't even feel like responding to work emails let alone some undergrad's cold networking emails

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Jul 4, 2019

don't you think kobe bryant is still in the gym on the federal holidays? he wants to be there

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Jul 4, 2019

Go big or go home - gotta red flag follow up that sucker

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Jul 4, 2019

No but just wait a day dude it'll be fine

Jul 4, 2019

Try Europe.

Jul 4, 2019

No. This is a perfect day to go to a used car dealership and buy a rusty Honda instead.

Don't forget to bring some candy with you so you can drive it in the parade on the way home.

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Jul 4, 2019

What?

Jul 4, 2019

Si

Jul 4, 2019

You'll look like a hardo. If you do really want to work, just do a delay send and have all of them go out tomorrow morning.

Although you perceive it as hard work and grit, if you're cold-emailing people in a more senior position than you on a federal holiday, they're more likely to just be annoyed by the email, rather than respect you for the hustle. Up to you though.

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Jul 4, 2019
mrharveyspecter:

You'll look like a hardo. If you do really want to work, just do a delay send and have all of them go out tomorrow morning.

Although you perceive it as hard work and grit, if you're cold-emailing people in a more senior position than you on a federal holiday, they're more likely to just be annoyed by the email, rather than respect you for the hustle. Up to you though.

Not if he invites them to a smoothie chat.

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You are dealing with WSO's most prestigious troll.

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Jul 4, 2019

you failed to accept my coffee chat request over PM. if i send you a LinkedIn invite and ask you on there instead, but this time smoothies instead of coffee, will you accept my request?

Jul 5, 2019

lmfao

Jul 11, 2019

The frustrating thing about the delayed send is that its still timestamped at the time you sent it, not when they received it. So if I'm reading through my emails I may look back and think i got it on july 4th lol

Jul 4, 2019

Don't.

Analysts/associates visibly twitch when their Blackberry goes off on a holiday, and finding an email from a college kid is not going to make them want to respond. Seniors are probably taking the long weekend off and will never see your email.

Send them out Monday for highest response rates.

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Jul 4, 2019
eloquence:

Don't.

Analysts/associates visibly twitch when their Blackberry goes off on a holiday, and finding an email from a college kid is not going to make them want to respond. Seniors are probably taking the long weekend off and will never see your email.

Send them out Monday for highest response rates.

You might also consider answering OP's post on why coffee isnt a dirty habit or what is the most alpha job at a bank.

https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/why-isnt-co...

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Jul 4, 2019

If you mail out cold emails on July 4, based on your previous posts, it should only be to Deutsche.

https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-bank-d...

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Jul 4, 2019

Fake holidays are Columbus Day, Presidents Day and maybe some other bullshit that I'm forgetting.

If someone actually thinks the 4th is one of those fake holidays, it begins to explain why the younger generation and the country at large is in the shape that it's in right now.

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Jul 4, 2019

This is so true. People are losing an appreciation for the founding of this nation.

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Jul 7, 2019

What more American than cold calling?

Jul 4, 2019

Wouldn't say you would look like anything. I would however say do not do this because people aren't checking their emails so it will get lost in the stack.

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Jul 4, 2019

Just take the day off dude. That sovereign wealth account you've been after can wait until tomorrow.

Jul 4, 2019

yea i just scheduled for tomorrow morning

Jul 5, 2019

Just remember to request a read receipt.

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Jul 5, 2019

It's totally fine. It's a fucking email you twats not a text or phone call. Good lord.

Jul 5, 2019

Go have some fun. I respect the grind but it is a holiday. It is a real holiday because it is a day by law where you get paid to not show up to work. Surely you can send them the next day. Even the stock market is closed

Jul 5, 2019

fun?

Jul 5, 2019

lol i didnt even send emails and im compensated to do so. I Can only imagine how a networking email would go over on a holiday

Jul 7, 2019

Don't do this. Please.

Put yourself in the shoes of whoever you're emailing. They have a random day off in the middle of the week. They're at the beach or a BBQ or just relaxing at home when they see a message pop up on their Outlook app. They open it up sheepishly, thinking it may be important, and what do they see? Some rando undergrad. Not a good start for you.

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Jul 11, 2019

Could go three ways, from most likely to least likely:

  1. Gets lost in their ever-growing inbox while they are out enjoying their day and they never look at it
  2. They see the message and ignore it
  3. They see it and respond
Jul 13, 2019
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