Partner “Can you get this to me by close of business tomorrow?”

At what time to you get “this” to the partner?

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COB should be 5 pm, but I’ll usually send a COB deadline around 7-8 pm

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Been there.

COB to me means between 5 and 7pm. EOD means before 6am.

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Agree. COB and EOD are two different times.

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5:00? But just clarify, better to be sure. We can’t read the partners mind.

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5:00pm

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Business doesn’t close during remote work… or at least no one’s told that to the clients making requests at 10:30pm

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But in any case, I say send before 8 pm

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COB is a term of art that means 5. It is untied from any actual close of business.

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Don’t be a jerk - you know what it means.

5pm

I feel like 6:30 is probably the deadline. 5 to be safe but would feel bad as long as it’s before 7.

Wouldn’t feel bad**

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