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When People Don’t Get That You’re “Busy”, Stop Replying

To really be helpful, close the door. For now.

At work, my favorite status on Skype was “Do not disturb”. That magnificent status that gets rid of all the pointless chitchat and emails. Oh, I loved it so much.

In my job, I get a lot of emails. No, really. A lot. I remember my boss telling me during my training…



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Mathias Barra

French polyglot speaking 6 languages. Writer. Helping you learn languages. Get my new ebook →