Giving Personal Email to Employer?

Today I got an email at work that reads.....

"Employer is setting up an internet group for the purposes of being able to contact our employees in the event of an emergency or unforeseen occurrence (i.e.. network failure etc.). Please provide Employer with an alternate email address that you can be reached through which is not your Employer.com address."

I don't want to give them my personal email address? Do I have to? How would you respond?

Thanks!
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Maybe create a free yahoo or hotmail account that's just for work? My husband has 2 personal e-mail addresses - one he uses for job interviews and other "official" stuff, and one for everything else.
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
Maybe create a free yahoo or hotmail account that's just for work? My husband has 2 personal e-mail addresses - one he uses for job interviews and other "official" stuff, and one for everything else.
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
Yup. I have a Gmail address I use for such things, then I have my personal home address that only friends and family have.
Madonna getting upset with her daughter for dressing too slutty is like Mr. T getting upset with his son for pitying too many fools.
Yup, I have 3. My personal one at home, plus a hotmail and a yahoo.
Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or hump it.....Piss on it and walk away.
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They have my email address and my cell phone. It's come in handy a couple of times when the weather was too treacherous to go in and we were told to stay home.

I agree with the others, just create a freebie account. I still have a bajillion gmail invites if you need one.
I used to have a signature but it disappeared and I just couldn't be bothered writing another so please feel free to ingore this.
I have several email addresses. One for MSN messenger, one for official uses, one for personal uses, and one for eBay. I happen to love my Gmail accounts the most. I think you still need an invite to use Gmail but they give out a lot of them, so if you want one PM me your email address(if you trust me LOL) and I can send you an invite. They are great at weeding out Spam, you get plenty of storage space, and you can even chat through Gmail if you want to.
I love gmail chat!


Ooops, sorry.
I used to have a signature but it disappeared and I just couldn't be bothered writing another so please feel free to ingore this.
I love gmail chat!


Ooops, sorry.
Originally Posted by CGE
I just wish they had more emoticons. My favorite is the heart <3
Today I got an email at work that reads.....

"Employer is setting up an internet group for the purposes of being able to contact our employees in the event of an emergency or unforeseen occurrence (i.e.. network failure etc.). Please provide Employer with an alternate email address that you can be reached through which is not your Employer.com address."

I don't want to give them my personal email address? Do I have to? How would you respond?

Thanks!
Originally Posted by gryantmarch2step
My company has my personal e-mail address and uses it as part of the emergency response/disaster recovery plan.
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I agree; I would set up a free account. Just remember to check it frequently. The danger in setting up too many free accounts is forgetting to check them and having important mail come through.
I agree; I would set up a free account. Just remember to check it frequently. The danger in setting up too many free accounts is forgetting to check them and having important mail come through.
Originally Posted by Resume Writer
If you are checking through an email client(I use Thunderbird) that wouldn't be an issue. They all get check at once. I don't know too many people that only check through a browser.
I agree; I would set up a free account. Just remember to check it frequently. The danger in setting up too many free accounts is forgetting to check them and having important mail come through.
Originally Posted by Resume Writer
If you are checking through an email client(I use Thunderbird) that wouldn't be an issue. They all get check at once. I don't know too many people that only check through a browser.
Originally Posted by internetchick
I still chekc mine through a browser, but I only have two...a yahoo and a gmail.
If you are checking through an email client(I use Thunderbird) that wouldn't be an issue. They all get check at once. I don't know too many people that only check through a browser.
Originally Posted by internetchick
True. Good point. I guess I should edit my post to say, remember to either check your account often or use an email client.
If you are checking through an email client(I use Thunderbird) that wouldn't be an issue. They all get check at once. I don't know too many people that only check through a browser.
Originally Posted by internetchick
True. Good point. I guess I should edit my post to say, remember to either check your account often or use an email client.
Originally Posted by Resume Writer
Nah, I wasn't trying to correct you, just sort of add onto what you said. You made a good point as well
I never heard of an email client.
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I never heard of an email client.
Originally Posted by gryantmarch2step
Me neither
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
But....all in all you guys have no problem giving out your personal email whether it be making up a new account or not? I think it's ridiculous and that they want it for some other reasons, but they're making it seem like it's for some alternate purpose.
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But....all in all you guys have no problem giving out your personal email whether it be making up a new account or not? I think it's ridiculous and that they want it for some other reasons, but they're making it seem like it's for some alternate purpose.
Originally Posted by gryantmarch2step

What other reasons would they want it for? Are you afraid they are going to spam you?
I used to have a signature but it disappeared and I just couldn't be bothered writing another so please feel free to ingore this.
But....all in all you guys have no problem giving out your personal email whether it be making up a new account or not? I think it's ridiculous and that they want it for some other reasons, but they're making it seem like it's for some alternate purpose.
Originally Posted by gryantmarch2step

What other reasons would they want it for? Are you afraid they are going to spam you?
Originally Posted by CGE
Haha, no. I don't know, like if I end up leaving the company they can hunt me down or something....look me up on myspace maybe (even though it's set as private)
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PW: dmbcurls
But....all in all you guys have no problem giving out your personal email whether it be making up a new account or not? I think it's ridiculous and that they want it for some other reasons, but they're making it seem like it's for some alternate purpose.
Originally Posted by gryantmarch2step

What other reasons would they want it for? Are you afraid they are going to spam you?
Originally Posted by CGE
Haha, no. I don't know, like if I end up leaving the company they can hunt me down or something....look me up on myspace maybe (even though it's set as private)
Originally Posted by gryantmarch2step
I worked in data security for a number of years, including work as the Single point of contact for disasters. I've attended my fair share of emergency planning meetings.

God forbid, but what if a natural disaster (think major hurricane) occurred and destoyed your companies building, including the phone and email system. How else would they communicate alternative work space, benefits and pay information, etc? Without mail, phone service, or work email, there only real option is to contact via a means that can be used anywhere in the world/country. It could take days, weeks or months for them to be up and running ago. Do you want to wait that long for information to be communicated to you?

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