Morning! Welcome to E-mail Picks. It's
November and as the year draws to close,
things are getting busier and busier, so
it's not surprising that some employees
are starting to look really stressed. One
of my colleagues, Steve, looks really
really stressed. It sometimes seems as if
he's about to jump off the window.
So, Saril, who is another colleague of mine
- I'm very close with, and we often go out
for a drink after work. So we were having a drink together the other
day and we were very worried about Steve.
So we decided to invite him out for a
drink to see if he's okay. Now, Saril and
I only drink for about one or two hours
every time. We don't like drinking until
very late at night.
So in this e-mail I'm going to write,
I'll try to communicate that preference
of hours to Steve, okay? So here goes:
Hey, Steve. I realize you've been through
a lot these days and I thought taking a
little break wouldn't hurt. Saril and
I are going out for a quick drink after
work tomorrow night. Would you care to
join us? Kyota.
Okay so as you can see, this e-mail
is really short. The reason I'm asking
Steve out for a drink is because he
seems very very stressed with a lot of
problems, but I don't want to say that
too directly, so I wrote: "I realize you've
been through a lot these days." Also I
didn't want to sound like I'm trying to
help him. He's a tough independent guy so
I don't want him to think that I'm
feeling pity towards him that's why I
wrote: "I thought taking a little break
wouldn't hurt" then it doesn't sound like
we're doing this just for him - it's for
all of us. We all need to take a little
break. And finally, I wrote: Saril and I
are going out for a quick drink
so that Steve will understand that this
won't be a major time commitment.
So there you go, an e-mail to ask a colleague
out for a quick drink.
So hopefully Steve will say yes and
we'll get a chance to hear his story.
Alright so that's it for today, thanks
for watching. I'll see you later.