I'm in the process of applying for a job and am in direct comms with their CMO who I'd be reporting into. I've noticed they've always emailed me or responded to me in the evening / weekends, even with non-urgent emails.

Is this a work life balance red flag?

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I just quit a CD job where I reported into the CMO who had the same communication style you are mentioning—definite red flags as it only got worse, burnt me out, and gave me stress due to all the (to come) micro managing. Trust your gut.

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The CMO could be in meetings all day or have more urgent, deadline oriented matters to attend to during regular working hours and therefore needs to catch up on emails at other times. Or they just can’t stop looking at their phone. I don’t think this is enough evidence for a red flag. Do more digging during your interviews.

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Dig more in interviews. I’ve worked for and with folks who did this for various reasons and in some cases with no expectation that you need to respond off hours. One was just always on their phone and didn’t think anything of it, and another was someone who only scanned emails for urgent messages during work, left work early for kids and then did low priority things off hours.

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Do you email them in the evenings and on the weekends? Or is this a very delayed response?

A CMO getting to emails after hours is not unusual. You don’t have to respond then.

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