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Author: Colovion Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 756575  
Subject: A spreading disease Date: 12/4/2012 2:56 PM
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There really ought to be a limit to the amount one can put in their e-mail signature. For instance my unit received an e-mail from a student who wasn't sure if her wallet was lost or stolen (I'm betting the latter) from a library on campus today and wanted to know if we had it. The answer was no, because if we had it we'd be e-mailing her to let her know as we really don't want to be the storehouse for all the crap people lose on campus (and they lost a LOT of crap on campus). Anyhow, here's her signature:

"[name]
M.A. Higher Education Candidate '13
U-M School of Education | Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education

Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives | Graduate Intern MLK Symposium Committee"

Two things occur to me:

1. How much postsecondary education does it take to keep track of one's wallet? Perhaps I should query the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education about that.

2. Is this some sort of battle to see who can fit the most diversity schlock onto their signature? If so, you win lady!

If I use a signature I keep it simple:

Name
Position
Where I work

and then a nice little "Only print if necessary" so people don't print out my useless e-mails and waste more taxpayer money. And I often omit that part. Hell, I omit all but my name if I know the person!
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