Lately, if someone were to ask me what my job is, I would answer “Writing emails.”
I write emails. Then I wait for people to answer them. Most people don’t, so I have to write another email to follow up on the first email. Sometimes I make phone calls about why my emails weren’t answered.
When I do get responses to my emails, half the time the responders don’t actually give me the information I requested but instead either 1) ask me a different question or 2) explain why they can’t/haven’t yet/don’t have time yet/don’t know/are not the right people to give me the requested information.
Then I respond to that email and the cycle starts again.
I am pretty sure this is not the most efficient way to get work done.