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Samgirl2/OP – I think what you did (post #34) is fine.I hate getting out of bed in the morning. But I try my best to be pleasant. By the time I get to work enough has happened in the day that I am fully awake.
However, regarding all the “I’m not a morning person” comments, I hate getting up in the morning. I don’t know of anyone who loooooves getting up early in the morning going to work every day, day in and day out. But what if the people you have to work/interact with were to say “I’m not an afternoon person”? Would you be okay with that? And as far as actually placing restrictions on when someone can talk to you (general), well, what if the people you work/interact with would tell you not to talk to them between 1pm and 5pm? Would you be okay with that? Or is it SS? Hmmm….something to think about.
It is SS, rude and unprofessional to dictate when others are allowed to speak. In this specific situation we do not have enough info to make a judgement on why the woman isn't responding. But, saying "I'm not a morning person" or placing restrictions on when one can be spoken to certainly isn't going to get anyone very far at work, or in life.
I would be instanly put off if I heard someone say "Please don't speak to me until after 11:00 am, or the like.
I think it depends somewhat. I would be very put off if I couldn't approach someone about work before 11:00 am (unless that's when their day started) but wouldn't mind as much if they didn't want to chat about non-work stuff before 11. And I would expect that if I forgot and spoke to them, they wouldn't bite my head off or anything.
But for me, when I say I'm not a morning person, I mean more that I'm not likely to hear/notice you in the morning because that's not my strong suit to begin with and add in being tired... I do think employees need to be prepared to function when their workday starts.