22 August 2009

02: New Language Challenge

02: it's time for lunch! W8 for me... or WYCM?

Text and IM (instant messaging) are generating a whole new language, one that may not be understood by everyone. Before you IM the work group at your internship, consider the readership. In the first place, they may not be able to translate your meaning. In the second place, they may be irritated with the non-formal language being part of office communications.

My two cents' worth: it's time for lunch! Wait for me... or will you call me?

The content on this blog is not offered as legal advice or guidance. Consult your college, advisor, or internship supervisor for help with issues surrounding internships. © 2009 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Dr. Bold is a co-author of the book Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. More about Dr. Bold can be learned at www.marybold.com

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