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Or, the manager would ignore it too, and I'd get even more frustrated.
In any case, thanks for the comment!
"Nobody—not you or your prospect—gets any value from an email that says, 'Just checking in.' It's a waste of your time theirs."
So which is it? Do you need to follow up to get sales, or is follow up a waste of time?
Of course, you *can* be smarter with your follow-up by giving information or being non-generic. But ultimately, the best customers are often those that don't require follow up. The more elaborate we get with our second, third, and fourth messages, the more we teach people that they don't need to be professional and responsible and just return our initial message.
You can certainly use review sites to try and get a sense for a company, but these are kind of like using review sites to get a sense for a restaurant. They might include accurate information about some individual experiences but there is a lot of junk too.
A visit or two isn't going to tell you what the culture is like at a company. But you can use LinkedIn to find people who used to work there, and then ask them. Chances are someone you know is connected to a former employee---and why wouldn't they give you the truth?
And finally, you are never "stuck" in a bad work environment! If you get a new job and you don't like it after a few weeks, you can look for work again.
Thanks again for the comment. Best of luck in your search!
I can understand the desire for better customer service. But you are not the customer. The company is *your* customer.
Think about how customers treat the places where they shop. They browse, they stay past closing time, they ask for refunds and special deals, they want to be treated well but they don't treat store employees well.
If you are seeking work, you are in sales! Don't expect the prospect to follow up with you. Instead, you have to follow up with them.
Thanks for your comment!