I was talking to a contractor a while back about getting a written estimate of the repair costs for Moldy House. So that I could, you know, GET THE HELL OUT OF THAT DEAL OMFG. And I offered to email the inspection report to the contractor, and I asked him for his email address, and he started spelling it out, a letter at a time, you know, "J like in Jeep", and this was his email address:
(add @blahblah.blah) (blogger keeps trying to make this into an ACTUAL email address, with a link and everything - cut it OUT, blogger!)
His email address is, basically, "johnsluvr".
And my first thought was, ewwwwwwwwww. TMI! TMI!
I don't care if this dude is gay. I really, really don't. I was just, um, unnerved that he would use an email address like that for his professional work.
I mean, the email address that I use for this blog, rockycat24, is kind of silly. I made it up on the spur of the moment, in a hurry, and really, it's just a blog email, so who cares?
But my work email address is totally boring and professional, which is as it should be, in my humble opinion. I mean, if I have to ask a big client to email some info to me, I don't want to have to ask him to send it to loves2drinkshots at blahblah.blah.
First off, I don't even like drinking shots. Blech. And second, what kind of an impression does it give when your work email is something totally ridiculous and way too revealing?
It gives the impression that you're not a professional. Which is NOT the look you're going for.
Disclaimer: I may be just a tad over-reacting here, but at the time I was dealing with this dude, I was FREAKING OUT about the (old, failed) house deal, and the realtor's assistant was being a pain in the ass, and now I have to deal with some dude whose work email is johnsluvr? Nooooo.