Whats a nice way to tell the owner not to text me @ 7am?

Whats a nice way to tell the owner not to text me @ 7am?

I work at a very small company, about 100 total users. On occasion, the owner or his wife will message me at ridiculous hour, or on a weekend, to ask a question that can A - Wait until I have started my day @ 8am, or B - Can wait until its NOT a weekend.

Today I got a message from the owners wife @ 7:15, while I was on my way to work, because she couldn't connect to her Remote Access VM that was setup for her. When I responded via voice assistant asking what was she trying to connect to, and informed her I was in the car driving, her response was "Not an emergency". If it isn't an emergency, then why are you contacting me?

Does everyone have to deal with this shit, or are some of you lucky?

Unless it seems like 'server on fire' emergency, don't answer it until you get to work.

Stop answering at 17:01 PM

Start answering at 8:01 AM.

They'll get the memo.

If you consider it's an emergency, act on it right away. Everything else, CAN. WAIT.

EDIT: BTW, It's ok to text you at any hours. Not OK to wait/expect an answer right away.

If your owner or wife is a reasonable human being, I would approach it directly: "hey, if it's outside of normal business hours and it's not an emergency, it'd be great if you could send me an email instead of a text. I usually assume anything outside of business hours sent in a text is really important, and I want to make sure that I can clearly understand when there's a critical emergency and when it can wait."

They may forget once or twice, just remind them. Be clear that it's in their best interest to follow this rule so that you clearly understand when they need important after-hours responses.

If the owners are not reasonable people, you train them just like you train animals. You don't respond to the text until you arrive at work.

My boss(es) are generally amenable to the former. I have taught a few of my coworkers with the latter approach, though. If they abuse texting privileges, they stop getting responses to text messages.

Turn on Do Not Disturb while Driving (or the equivalent for Android.) To quote my iPhone... (Not quite the default message...)

I’m driving with Do Not Disturb While Driving turned on. If it’s really important call me, my car has a built in speakerphone.

(I’m not receiving notifications. If this is urgent, reply “urgent” to send a notification through with your original message.)

180517 Fake Love Teaser 2

180517 Fake Love Teaser 2

LOL the Bighit intro took up a large part of the video already.

I see Jungkook lifting up his shirt! OMG

We finally get to hear the guitars and view a small part of the dance. I know this is going to be a dramatic song + music video. R.I.P me tomorrow. BST are you ready to be defeated?!

This is my first comeback. Is it normal to be bias wrecked by all of them in the span of 20 seconds and want to burst into tears? My heart can’t take this!


edit: i came to realise that i truly believe fake love will dethrone the majesty bst of its holy reign and that’s only after seeing a snippet 15s preview

Y'all better buy super glue for your wigs because they're gonna be in outer space by the time this comeback drops.

"You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland and I show you how deep the rhino-hole goes."

"You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland and I show you how deep the rhino-hole goes."

I guess /sub/wtf now stands for Wow That's Funny

That was fucking funny.

On one hand, that was funny, take an upvote.

On the other, this is not /sub/wtf material, so not upvote for you.

At least it wasn't a downvote.

Hey, I am a jaded internet user myself, some people might consider it wtf, so I'll upvote YOU just because I CAN

Best Legs Ever

I like the thinner Taylor better.


It's OK to like what you like.

1989 Taylor was up there right along side with the Victoria Secret models in physical fitness. She is still an amazing person but at least she is way happier now than ever before.

Were the best legs ever 🙄

A really precious smile~

A really precious smile~

Sometimes I can't think of anything to say except, I love Monika.

that smile must be protected at all costs

I love that style of nose! It's so cute!

the most precious smile ever💚💚💚💚

I am new to recognizing spirit in my mortal being but i am certainly seeing signs.

I am new to recognizing spirit in my mortal being but i am certainly seeing signs.

This morning I came into the family room and saw 3 coins on the floor. Of course hub dropped them out of his pockets, but I picked them up and put them in a coin jar, thanking my mom for the change.

THEN when I got dressed this morning, my top seemed kind of tight. I debated changing but hey.. it's on and off I go to walk the dog.

Cont... As I walk the dog, I feel a thwoop on my left boob. A Raven crapped on my top. After calling the bird a PR**k, I went home and changed my shirt, thanking whatever spirit that decided my top was too tight today.

What a greatful way to start my day.

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