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Giving Personal Email to Employer?

gryantmarch2stepgryantmarch2step Posts: 454Registered Users
Today I got an email at work that reads.....

"Employer is setting up an internet group for the purposes of being able to contact our employees in the event of an emergency or unforeseen occurrence (i.e.. network failure etc.). Please provide Employer with an alternate email address that you can be reached through which is not your Employer.com address."

I don't want to give them my personal email address? Do I have to? How would you respond?

Thanks!
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  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    Maybe create a free yahoo or hotmail account that's just for work? My husband has 2 personal e-mail addresses - one he uses for job interviews and other "official" stuff, and one for everything else.
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  • mazeymazey Posts: 709Registered Users
    PixieCurl wrote:
    Maybe create a free yahoo or hotmail account that's just for work? My husband has 2 personal e-mail addresses - one he uses for job interviews and other "official" stuff, and one for everything else.

    Yup. I have a Gmail address I use for such things, then I have my personal home address that only friends and family have.
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  • 2happy2happy Posts: 5,138Registered Users
    Yup, I have 3. My personal one at home, plus a hotmail and a yahoo.
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  • CGECGE Posts: 1,911Registered Users
    They have my email address and my cell phone. It's come in handy a couple of times when the weather was too treacherous to go in and we were told to stay home.

    I agree with the others, just create a freebie account. I still have a bajillion gmail invites if you need one.
    I used to have a signature but it disappeared and I just couldn't be bothered writing another so please feel free to ingore this.
  • internetchickinternetchick Posts: 6,191Registered Users
    I have several email addresses. One for MSN messenger, one for official uses, one for personal uses, and one for eBay. I happen to love my Gmail accounts the most. I think you still need an invite to use Gmail but they give out a lot of them, so if you want one PM me your email address(if you trust me :twisted: LOL) and I can send you an invite. They are great at weeding out Spam, you get plenty of storage space, and you can even chat through Gmail if you want to.
  • CGECGE Posts: 1,911Registered Users
    I love gmail chat!


    Ooops, sorry. :oops:
    I used to have a signature but it disappeared and I just couldn't be bothered writing another so please feel free to ingore this.
  • internetchickinternetchick Posts: 6,191Registered Users
    CGE wrote:
    I love gmail chat!


    Ooops, sorry. :oops:

    I just wish they had more emoticons. My favorite is the heart <3 :lol:
  • solangesolange Posts: 2,539Registered Users
    Today I got an email at work that reads.....

    "Employer is setting up an internet group for the purposes of being able to contact our employees in the event of an emergency or unforeseen occurrence (i.e.. network failure etc.). Please provide Employer with an alternate email address that you can be reached through which is not your Employer.com address."

    I don't want to give them my personal email address? Do I have to? How would you respond?

    Thanks!

    My company has my personal e-mail address and uses it as part of the emergency response/disaster recovery plan.
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  • Resume WriterResume Writer Posts: 645Registered Users
    I agree; I would set up a free account. Just remember to check it frequently. The danger in setting up too many free accounts is forgetting to check them and having important mail come through.
  • internetchickinternetchick Posts: 6,191Registered Users
    I agree; I would set up a free account. Just remember to check it frequently. The danger in setting up too many free accounts is forgetting to check them and having important mail come through.

    If you are checking through an email client(I use Thunderbird) that wouldn't be an issue. They all get check at once. I don't know too many people that only check through a browser.
  • M2LRM2LR Posts: 8,630Registered Users
    I agree; I would set up a free account. Just remember to check it frequently. The danger in setting up too many free accounts is forgetting to check them and having important mail come through.

    If you are checking through an email client(I use Thunderbird) that wouldn't be an issue. They all get check at once. I don't know too many people that only check through a browser.

    I still chekc mine through a browser, but I only have two...a yahoo and a gmail.
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  • Resume WriterResume Writer Posts: 645Registered Users
    If you are checking through an email client(I use Thunderbird) that wouldn't be an issue. They all get check at once. I don't know too many people that only check through a browser.

    True. Good point. I guess I should edit my post to say, remember to either check your account often or use an email client.
  • internetchickinternetchick Posts: 6,191Registered Users
    If you are checking through an email client(I use Thunderbird) that wouldn't be an issue. They all get check at once. I don't know too many people that only check through a browser.

    True. Good point. I guess I should edit my post to say, remember to either check your account often or use an email client.

    Nah, I wasn't trying to correct you, just sort of add onto what you said. You made a good point as well :D
  • gryantmarch2stepgryantmarch2step Posts: 454Registered Users
    I never heard of an email client.
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  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    I never heard of an email client.

    Me neither :oops:
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  • gryantmarch2stepgryantmarch2step Posts: 454Registered Users
    But....all in all you guys have no problem giving out your personal email whether it be making up a new account or not? I think it's ridiculous and that they want it for some other reasons, but they're making it seem like it's for some alternate purpose.
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  • CGECGE Posts: 1,911Registered Users
    But....all in all you guys have no problem giving out your personal email whether it be making up a new account or not? I think it's ridiculous and that they want it for some other reasons, but they're making it seem like it's for some alternate purpose.


    What other reasons would they want it for? Are you afraid they are going to spam you?
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  • gryantmarch2stepgryantmarch2step Posts: 454Registered Users
    CGE wrote:
    But....all in all you guys have no problem giving out your personal email whether it be making up a new account or not? I think it's ridiculous and that they want it for some other reasons, but they're making it seem like it's for some alternate purpose.


    What other reasons would they want it for? Are you afraid they are going to spam you?

    Haha, no. I don't know, like if I end up leaving the company they can hunt me down or something....look me up on myspace maybe (even though it's set as private)
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    CGE wrote:
    But....all in all you guys have no problem giving out your personal email whether it be making up a new account or not? I think it's ridiculous and that they want it for some other reasons, but they're making it seem like it's for some alternate purpose.


    What other reasons would they want it for? Are you afraid they are going to spam you?

    Haha, no. I don't know, like if I end up leaving the company they can hunt me down or something....look me up on myspace maybe (even though it's set as private)

    I worked in data security for a number of years, including work as the Single point of contact for disasters. I've attended my fair share of emergency planning meetings.

    God forbid, but what if a natural disaster (think major hurricane) occurred and destoyed your companies building, including the phone and email system. How else would they communicate alternative work space, benefits and pay information, etc? Without mail, phone service, or work email, there only real option is to contact via a means that can be used anywhere in the world/country. It could take days, weeks or months for them to be up and running ago. Do you want to wait that long for information to be communicated to you?
  • avataravatar Posts: 454Registered Users
    But....all in all you guys have no problem giving out your personal email whether it be making up a new account or not? I think it's ridiculous and that they want it for some other reasons, but they're making it seem like it's for some alternate purpose.

    My firm just implemented a similar emergency response system. And they want an alternate e-mail because if there is an emergency and the company's system is down, then you won't be able to access info from your work e-mail because the server would likely be down.

    For example, my whole office just moved. They implemented the emergency system during the move because they had to shut down the servers and phone lines to move everything. Upon shut-down of the system, I received an e-mail on my personal e-mail and a text message on my cell telling me the system is down and the link to the temporary site where I could access any new e-mails sent to the work system.

    Once the system was back up, I received another e-mail and text.

    I guess it doesn't bother me because my job already knows how to reach me on my cell and personal e-mail. But I guess I'm not sure what sinister things they could, would want to, or have the funds to do with my e-mail address.

    Anyway, I agree with those who say to set up a separate e-mail account specifically for this if you are concerned.
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  • guinnessguinness Posts: 351Registered Users
    PixieCurl wrote:
    I never heard of an email client.

    Me neither :oops:

    it's an application like microsoft outlook express or mozilla thunderbird (which is free and easy to set up, if you don't have outlook express) that lets you check/manage multiple email accounts at once. i would go nuts without it.

    i have a gmail address i use for work/professional type stuff.
  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    We have an Avian Flu/Disaster Recovery plan and we did all give our personal e-mail addresses for that reason. Our company's activities are in some cases life-supporting and communication might be critical.