Sun 30 Apr 2006
Every week, I check my e-mail at work and I am always a little anxious to discover whether anybody has contacted me back. Not to my suprise, i get about a dozen emails but almost all of them are Morgan Stanley related “junk mail”. My deleted folder is filled with emails discussing new hirees and how these individuals will make “our” firm stronger in the pursuit of Wealth Management. These messages include internal communications in regard to restructuring and divisional upgrades. I can watch interviews and discussions with the CEO/CFO and Global Wealth Managers through the media player. I get plenty of emails from Van Kampen, a Global distribution partner for Morgan Stanley, about new portfolio options, opportunities, and Unit Trust Upgrades. I’m naturally curious what is written, but I usally get lost in the technical terms. To people such as Orlando, these emails overfill his inbox and he has to sort through them all while finding his more important messages from clients. I can’t imagine he has time to read them all. Some days he doesn’t check his email and jokingly dreads checking his account the next day. I talked with Amy abou this and she reads through hers but a for a senior financial consultant, like Orlando, they subscribe also to several journals and business groups. So he receives hundreds every day. Amy says he just quickly scrolls down the list and picks out the emails to read. Maybe its simplier than it appears, but just trying to manage hundreds of emails a week is crazy.