Taxing Faxing, Part 16

, | Working | May 3, 2017

(In my municipal work we request digital copies of plans from contractors and customers to update records and addresses if they’re outdated or in need of confirmation for permit applications. We then return a marked up confirmation package to the applicant. In this case I’ve done just that with an older contractor who’s informed me he doesn’t have an email address, so he faxes me a copy of his plans. This is 2016 and being in my late twenties, I don’t think I’ve sent a fax in at least 15-20 years, so I’ve got a bit of a re-learning curve. I make several attempts to fax back the final package over the course of a week, constantly receiving busy signals and having to make multiple phone calls to the contractor to check if he’s received it. Finally…)

Contractor: “I still haven’t received this package yet. Can you just email it to me?”

Me: “…yep.”


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