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Why is it so hard to unsubscribe from emails?

I’ve spent the last two hours unsubscribing from email newsletters. It amazes me how often the unsubscribe button is buried in tiny little text at the bottom that you have to hunt to find. And of course, I got done and realize that there’s an unsubscribe button in Gmail at the top of the stupid email. Ugh. That would have saved so much time and effort. Especially because I was getting annoyed at all of the “We’ll miss you!” with a sad face pages I was directed to after unsubscribing. The first two or three I actually felt a little bad. Then I got irritated at the clearly manipulative tone. I don’t read these emails, I just delete the straight off, and end up spending more time than I’d like each morning deleting emails. So, time to go.

There’s a lot of things in life that I wish I could unsubscribe from — things (laundry, I’m looking at you), places, people… I’ve done well the last few years at letting go of people that just weren’t good for me. I don’t necessarily want to call them toxic, but they were people I just didn’t need in my life. Sometimes I still wonder what they’re up to, but on the whole, I don’t miss them. There’s still some people floating around that I could probably do without, but overall I’m happy where things stand right now.

I’m definitely feeling better today. I’ve got a lot to do today, but I’m also going to take it easy as much as possible. I’m heading to the gym in a bit, come home and do some yard work, some stuff around the house, and then it’s back to the job boards. I applied to a number of jobs last night, tonight I’m going to take a different tack and look for jobs that are more targeted to the science side of things. There’s a number of science companies in the area that I want to check out. I have a contact at one of them that I’m hoping to be able to use to grease the wheel, so to speak.

I’ll leave it here for today. I hope everyone has a good day, and don’t worry – I’ll be sure to proofread everything before I submit it!

2 thoughts on “Why is it so hard to unsubscribe from emails?

  1. I’ve always done the unsubscribe at the the bottom of the email thing because I was never sure if doing it through Gmail actually took me off the list or if it would just mark the incoming messages as spam. I have a hotmail account that I usually use for that kind of stuff so it doesn’t clog up my regular inbox. The guilt trippy thing they pull when you unsubscribe pisses me off. Maybe Google needs to rename the unsubscribe button as the fuck off button. I would click that on a more regular basis.

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