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  • Does an Email count as in writing?
  • peterfile
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    Depends on what you’re talking about.

    Some t&cs/contracts will specifically say whether email is deemed to be “in writing”.

    Fairly recent changes to the law in respect of how contracts are actually concluded means that we can now do it by email.

    If in doubt, email and send a hard copy in the post.

    Premier Icon unklehomered
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    Handing in notice? I do it on paper. Feels better. Plus you can’t lightly wipe your arse on an email…

    If you’ve signed up to something ‘to good to be true’, writing, they want to make it as difficult as possible for you quit it.

    Junkyard
    Member

    e-mail a threat to a high ranking police officers

    Pretty sure this way you will find out the legal status of them

    wobbliscott
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    Absolutely. Emails are legally binding, so be careful what you write.

    TuckerUK
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    The thing with e-mails is it is far harder to prove receipt than with physical media. Yes, the e-mail was read, but can you prove who by?

    If it’s important, Recorder Signed For Royal Mail or courier delivered and signed for letter.

    Premier Icon Wookster
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    LoL nothing severe just a speculative application for a dream job, the advert is apply “in writing” and their email is on there so Ive emailed across. Never gonna happen but the thoughts made me smile as Id love it!

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    wookster wrote:

    LoL nothing severe just a speculative application for a dream job, the advert is apply “in writing” and their email is on there so Ive emailed across.

    Failed at the first hurdle then

    Premier Icon unklehomered
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    Maybe he showed he’s a maverick who’s not tied down by convention thinking and the accepted limitations of an out of date work interface, someone who seeks a streamlined, and maximised solution to realised the potential of his reward-to-input achievement ratio and-

    oh, I just made myself throw up a little bit in my own mouth…

    edward2000
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    Too lazy to write a letter…. Stand out from the crowd, write them a letter and use the most expensive paper you can adfford. I did a few years back and im still in the job i applied for. Albeit it wasn’t quite (read no way near) my dream job.

    Premier Icon Wookster
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    Or is it in the post???

    Premier Icon Wookster
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    So to sum up then…..

    Don’t write threatening emails, and yes I should drop a copy in the post as well ?? 😀

    ajantom
    Member

    On the other hand some (in fact many) schools prefer applications to be sent via email nowadays.
    Makes it easier to make multiple copies for management, legibility isn’t an issue, and saves everyone money.
    I got my current job at an outstanding school via email.

    allthepies
    Member

    <sniffs unklehomered’s resignation letter>

    Premier Icon Drac
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    All our job applications have been online for about 8 years now so need to waste money on expensive paper thinking it’ll make a difference.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Drac wrote:

    All our job applications have been online for about 8 years now so need to waste money on expensive paper thinking it’ll make a difference.

    Does your HR dept ask for applications in writing or via email?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Edric 64
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    Dad used to bin without reading job applications on lined paper.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I don’t think I’d want to work for a company so dependent on paper that they can only process job applications if they’re written down and posted. Sounds a bit 20th Century to me.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Drac wrote:

    Online.

    Not really helping the OP much then? 😆

    Premier Icon Drac
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    True it’s more of a point of interest of how things are moving on. So how helpful was your comment?

    deadlydarcy
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    Online.

    So, not an answer to the OP’s question.

    @the OP, depending on the job type, you might be advised to send a printed letter, with handwritten signature with a CV. This is what I would take “in writing” to mean. Is there an email or postal address on the advertisement?

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Drac wrote:

    True it’s more of a point of interest of how things are moving on. So how helpful was your comment?

    I agree that’s the way things are /should be going. My comment seems to have helped prompt the OP into applying in writing as was requested.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    So, not an answer to the OP’s question.

    See above.

    I agree that’s the way things are /should be going. My comment seems to have helped prompt the OP into applying in writing as was requested.

    Let’s hope they don’t want an email or use online.

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    See above.

    I was writing at the same time as scotroutes was obviously.

    So see:

    not an answer to the OP’s question.

    Because it wasn’t.

    Moses
    Member

    IMHO, “in writing” now means “as opposed to a phone call”.
    An application by email will be read by more people than the posted version, which will get to HR then binned, because they can’t forward it to the line managers.

    So the answer is Yes.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    See above. It was a point of interest. 😀

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Drac wrote:

    Let’s hope they don’t want an email or use online.

    In which case, wouldn’t they have asked for that rather than in writing?

    deadlydarcy
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    I think it will depend on whatever is given as the address in the advertisement. If postal, then written. If email, then by email. If both, then I’d probably do email.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Moses wrote:

    IMHO, “in writing” now means “as opposed to a phone call”.

    Ah – maybe I’m out of the loop but I’ve never heard of anyone submitting a job application by telephone.

    Premier Icon Wookster
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    Thanks chaps!

    Both email and postal address were given! Ah well, wish me luck! 😆

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