Thursday, October 24, 2019

It seems that "Out of Sight Out of Mind" Wins Out Over "Keep in Touch"

When I retired in December 2017 people asked me to keep in touch and let us know how you are doing. This is easier to do in this era of email and social networking.  Years ago people had to contact each other by telephone. On several occasions, I sent an e-mail to former colleagues.  Sometimes they answered me, but very rarely did anyone take the initiative to contact me.  A week ago I announced that I won an award from Marquis Publications.  Several Facebook friends who are essentially strangers congratulated me.  I sent an email to the University Librarian and the Business Manager of my former employer asking to make an announcement to the staff.  Only 4 of the 20 people responded to me.  I am especially disappointed that my former direct supervisor did not contact me.

There is nothing I can do.  I guess "out of sight, out of mind" wins over "keeping in touch"

No comments:

Personal-Journals blog