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The history of hello
  • What do you say after you pick up the phone? Most people say "hello," and there's a reason for that: phone companies taught people to say it in the 1800s. 
  • The word caught on, in ...

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Because text-based messages are different from a phone call, saying "hello" before getting to the point actually makes communication take longer.

This is less efficient than the alternative:

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If a manager ever texts "hi," "hello," or "hey," without any further context, most people will assume that they're fired. The same goes for "are you around?", "let me know when you get in," and "ca...

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If you actually do need to have a serious (and potentially career-affecting) conversation with someone in a remote context, consider doing it during a regularly scheduled one-on-one session...

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