Re: “E-mail stresses workers,” Aug. 14:

I can certainly agree that constantly reading through e-mails can be stressful.

However, the advice offered by so-called experts at the end of the article was shocking. These experts suggest setting aside two or three dedicated e-mail reading times each day.


Depending on your line of work, this can be career suicide. Most people receive e-mails during the day that require a prompt response. If such an e-mail isn’t picked up for a couple hours between e-mail checks, you may be causing stress as a number of people wait on your reply.

Too many incidences of this will identify the worker as a constant bottleneck, causing frustration among team members and clients.

Not only will they not advance in their careers, they will be lucky if they can retain their current position.