About once a week I get an email from some company, usually to do with energy, telling me about some development or other which might interest me (I seem to be on some list as an energy blogger). Normally I delete them but I’d just been given an assignment as part of my studies so decided I’d reply to one I got two weeks ago. First I rang the person who’d sent it to express my interest, left a message, and they emailed me back. Then I sent this email:
Many thanks for getting in touch. I am currently an MBA student Geneva, and I wonder if I may talk to one of your spokespeople about the change. In particular, I’d like to ask:
1) Why XXX was split off from YYY and sold?
2) What opportunities will arise from XXX being a stand-alone company? For example, will they have easier access to capital for new products or research projects?
3) What, if anything, will change in terms of management style of the company? For example, will regional offices be able to act more independently within a more streamlined approval process?
My time zone is GMT+2. I’m generally available weekdays between 9am and 4pm (my time), or after 10:30pm. Are any of your spokespeople based in Europe?
I never heard back from the person I’d spoken to. So why do you reckon that is? They actually read my blog and decided they’d better stay well clear? They don’t want to waste their time with students? Or my questions were stupid of awkward?
Amusingly, I also got this email the other day from someone who definitely doesn’t read my blog very closely:
My name is Sonya, and I’m the founder of Her Aspiration. I wanted to reach out to you after coming across this page of yours: http://www.desertsun.co.uk/blog/4074/
We recently put together a piece Donald Trump’s quotes about women… an annoying subject for all of us. We think with the elections coming up, the more people we educate about his attitude towards women, the better.
Would you consider adding a link to it in the page of yours I mentioned above? It’d really make my day 🙂
Let me know what you think!
Well, I’ve posted it, although not in the place requested. Do you think I made her day? Answers in the comments, please.