The trouble with working at an international company is that much of the time I interact with people strictly through the phone or through email.

The trouble with interacting with people strictly through the phone or through email at work is that they can rarely see what you are actually doing in between phone calls and emails.

They can’t see if you are working your tail off or if you are just waiting for the next phone call or email to make excuses.

And when the poo hits the fan it’s way easier to blame it on someone at the other end of a phone line or an email address than someone you’ve met face to face.

I hope I remember this in the future when I’m the one waiting for someone else to do things between phone calls and emails, and give them the benefit of the doubt.

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