this is more of a vent than anythign else.
and my being here is a fluke because I'm dreadfully busy at work.
This is my "busy season", but that doesn't explain my busy-ness. What explains my busy-ness is that my job description basically says I "pick up the pieces when other people screw up". (okay, that's not what it says, but we all know that's what it MEANS)
In early EARLY January, I contacted someone for some information. This person's job (as it relates to mine) is to provide information--he has a position as the head of a non-profit's state board, and I needed some information from the state level for said non-profit. The first E-mail I sent said "Hi Mr. X, this is Dawbs from YYYY, I hope your holidays were great, I need some information from you, blah blah blah". I made the e-mail personable and friendly, but it was less than 5 sentences long.
His response said "Hi Dawbs, it is great to hear from you *let me say all sorts of pointless things and not answer your question* *pointless sentence that vaguely promises to get me the information*"
I waited 24 hours and sent 3 line e-mail: "Hi Mr X. While I appreciate your prompt response on the last e-mail, the information I need is Y, and that wasn't addressed in the last communication. If you could get me that quite soon, it would be appreciated. thanks, Dawbs"
I waited 24 hours, then re-sent an e-mail and left a voice mail. Repeat the e-mail/voice-mail routine (with my boss CCed on things so it is clear I'm trying desperately to get this information--and no, I can't go over Mr X's head, he is the head, and he needs to sign off on the info) until....uhm, NOW.
As of tonight, Mr. X finally e-mailed all of the info to my boss. Boss fwded it to me.
IN his e-mail, he acknowledges he got my many messages [he doesn't say why he IGNORED them] and doesn't address why he is refusing to send ME this information.
*beating head on desk in frustration*
All I really wanted from Mr. X was an e-mail saying "sorry for the delay, here's the info you wanted"...but I don't even have that. I have NO communication from him, beyond what has been fwded to me by my boss. If he doesn't want to release info to me, all I ask is that he tell me!
*note for the future, when the boss notices the 50+ hr work week has caused much frustration and sends Dawbs home, where she pours herself a gin & tonic (with very little tonic), that may not be the best time for her to post...it lends itself to gross abuse of the English language and rambling posts--sorry!*