11. January is as is well known, the first day of the new year when it is no longer mandatory to start every email with "Hello and happy new year". This is good news for the Norwegian economy. It goes without saying that when an entire nation goes over to the far more effective "Hi" so your productivity will increase.Columnist Tuftebarten .
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But no a rule without exception. Kutymen to write "Hello and happy new year" the first ten januardagene can be traced all the way back to the middle ages. But as long as the rule has been kept alive, there have been various exceptions and tilpasningsledd. Here are some of the most well known.
1: Emails to close family. For members of the nuclear family is considered the "Hello and happy new year" to be redundant.
1a: But also this derogation must be emphasised. One has namely a father who left the family over fifteen years ago, and that one only encounters a rare time when you happen to be in Bergen, should emails be prefixed with "Hello and happy new year" to and including 15. January.
2: Emails to the customer service and technical support. It has not been customary to wish happy new year in such inquiries in this country (this is more prevalent in Sweden and Denmark). It does not mean that one does not can do it, especially if you have something to serve to appear to be sympathetic. A typical case will be on one contact Sheet and want to change the last book to Tom Egeland without a receipt.
3: Emails to the people that he has an extramarital love affair. Epostutveksling between lovers have usually operated with a different utfasingsdato, namely, 8. January. This is because you often want to be seen as intimate and "Hello and happy new year" as late as 10. January can send a wrong signal about the emotional distance. It is also common to add a "dear" in such situations.
4: Emails to chinese nationals. Since chinese new year is celebrated 5. February 2019, the rules above will apply in period 5.-15. February this year. But remember that the date changes from year to year and that, in 2020, to write "Hello and Happy New Year" only in the period 25. January - 4. February.
5: Emails to customers and clients that you have had business relationships with over time. In business, it has since the 1990s been customary to extend the period for stamkunder to 15. January (cf. 1a for fathers in Bergen). This norm probably stems from a period in the end of the jappetiden where the Norwegian economy was struggling with profitability and they let in an extra høflighetsfrase to ensure the sale and kontraktsinngåelser.
6: Emails to the supervisor with responsibility for personnel in the public sector. The last exception is of a more recent date. Since lønningsdagen in the public sector 12. January, has in recent years been customary to first stop by to initiate emails to the boss with "Hello and happy new year" the 13. January to ensure that there will not be any nonsense with lønnsutbetalingen.
REMEMBER! In all cases is this only about the first e-mail to the person. Subsequent emails can safely be prefixed with "Hello again".
Hopefully this easy to read guide help you to navigate in the jungle of emails awaiting you in your inbox at the start of the year.- Jonas, I've got me more than a Columnist