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A mum is not happy about her children's school policy about emailing teachers during specific times.
The woman told members of the Mumsnet forum how the school asked parents to only email between 8:30-5:30 on weekdays.
She ranted about the new rule and asked other parents on the online forum if they agreed with it.
Her Mumsnet post read: "We've had a message from DC's [darling children] primary school respectfully asking parents to only email the head and class teachers between 8:30-5:30 on school days and not during the evenings/weekends/holidays for staff well-being reasons (they deserve protected downtime etc.).
"AIBU [am I being unreasonable] to think that this is ridiculous? I work in a job where I don't always have access to a phone/computer during the working day and so, on the rare occasion that I need to contact a teacher, I tend to email in the evening at home or first thing before I get ready to leave."
She continued: "Obviously I don't expect them to reply out of working hours, or even to read it there and then, but I had never considered that it would be intrusive.
"In my job I get loads of emails at all times of the day and night and they just sit in my inbox until I am working!
"Surely if it's impacting on their downtime so much, then they should just not check their emails in the evening and turn off notifications etc."
Since she shared her frustration on the website, over 700 parents commented on the post.
One said: "Seems a bit ridiculous! I mean most are at work themselves. Surely most people don't expect them to actually respond straight away? It's acceptable to not check until work hours begin the next day."
Another added: "Email is electronic mail. You write when you write and they open it when they open it. It's like specifying that I can only send a postcard during work hours. Their lack of boundaries isn't your problem."
A third agreed: "I work in a school and yes, that's ridiculous."
While a fourth suggested: "Just compose the email, save and send between 8:30 and 5:30."
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