how to get coworkers to stop texting after-hours

A reader writes:

I originally wanted to take a position at my current company because it seemed like a friendly work environment. And it is. But I regularly receive multi-recipient texts after work from my coworkers! Sometimes it’s about work, but never anything urgent, and often it’s purely social.

I’ve never had this problem before, so I don’t know how to stop it. If I tell them not to include me on their message list, I will look insensitive. But I really don’t want to receive so many messages after hours. I don’t even talk to my family that much!

I answer this question — and four others — over at Inc. today, where I’m revisiting letters that have been buried in the archives here from years ago (and sometimes updating/expanding my answers to them). You can read it here.

Other questions I’m answering there today include:

  • Hiring when you only have one candidate for the job
  • Can I leave my phone number off marketing materials?
  • My employee keeps inviting himself into my conversations
  • No-show employee wants a bonus

how to get coworkers to stop texting after-hours was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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