In a truly inspiring example of work ethic, executive assistant Marisol Ortega spent a full day of work solely re-reading a single email she had sent that morning scheduling a meeting for her boss.
Now that’s attention to detail!
“It was a slow day at the office itself, but my day was jam-packed just reviewing the email over and over again, making sure I hit the right tone between polite and direct,” said the 27-year-old. “Even though there was nothing I could do about it even if the tone was off.”
Despite there being a template for boilerplate emails such as this one, Marisol insists that the several consecutive hours she spent going over the two-sentence message was worth it.
“I always like to switch it up a little, you know, to make the email a little more inviting. For this one, it was a tough decision between ‘I hope you had a good weekend!’ or ‘I hope you’re doing well!’ I went with the latter, but it was nice to go back-and-forth even after sending it to confirm I made the right decision.”
Witnesses report that after finally convincing herself the email was acceptable, Marisol slammed her laptop shut and immediately tossed it away from her, which her co-workers have noted is a “common occurrence.”
“Every time I see her intensely staring at her screen and mumbling for hours, I know a laptop toss is coming up,” said receptionist Justin Garofalo. “Followed by her copy-and-pasting me the message and asking if she should have sent more or less exclamation points.”
Reporters also later caught up with the recipient of Marisol’s email, Michael Kang, who admitted he just scanned it for the time and place of the meeting and did not read any of the actual words.
“I usually just swipe through my emails, but I got the gist of it. 2pm next Wednesday, right?” Michael said before clearing out his inbox.
As of press time, Marisol was seen celebrating a job well done at happy hour.
“It’s always great when the day is productive. Now when I get in tomorrow, I only have to spend an hour or so wondering if I should send any follow-up email to apologize or clarify!”
That totally makes sense!