I'm curious, is email campaigns such as 'constant contact' part of a devs job? new job wants me to be in charge of this and I could not think of a worse job I would like to do.

I don't even check my own email!
I hate social media and suck at posting anything besides random useless memes.

REALLY??! Email campaign????

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    Your building the email system, or are you sending the emails ๐Ÿคจ

    Hopefully it's not the latter.
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    @C0D4 There is a system already in place. I think it's the latter.
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    @EDragon oh, my condolences. ๐Ÿฅƒ
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    @C0D4 ๐Ÿ˜”
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    @EDragon it's not much... but happy 1k club ๐Ÿซ
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    If it is, then they're really rolling the dice on their customer engagement.
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    @C0D4 Chocolate! score!

    yay now I can have a pet! . . . it totally helps
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    @SortOfTested I think they are too!

    Ugh LAME!!
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    Write a bot that writes the messages for you.

    Or you can be in charge and delegate all the writing to other people. Maybe even outsource it?
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    @electrineer I don't get paid enough to outsource this crap.
    I know I shouldn't be too mad at finally having a job but this just seems like an inefficient use of my time
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    @EDragon I didn't mean you should pay for it but your company of course.
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    @electrineer oh haha I think that’s what they’re doing by giving it to me ๐Ÿ™„
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    My condolences โ˜น๏ธ
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    @EDragon yes, it's brilliant - point out to your employer some cheap outsource work options. Surely they will up your position to a better paying one (from dev to HR for example) and with different, "better", daily duties. Or, you know, just get replaced only to be looking for a new job.

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    @theKarlisK exactly! This only proves just how little my pay rate is! Doesn’t it!?
    Yeah this sucks!! I don’t want to be an ungrateful a-hole but at the same time c’mon!!!
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    Well, writing HTML for emails requires technical skills.
    It CAN be reasonable dev job.
    At least if it's not 100% one-off custom html but at least some templating.

    As long as they don't expect you to write copy.
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    Css and html in emails is hell though, its like IE5 I hear.

    But that can be fun.
    I saw a really cool talk on NordicJs a few years ago about how to build a function web shop in an email with mostly radioButtons, it’s on youtube - recommended
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    Update on this . . It was scheduling mass emails aka SPAM
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