Saving on both paper and toner

Automatically remove the generic signatures containing the Manx language at the base from all internal emails to other IOM Government email addresses (it would be retained for emails to external addressses)

This would prevent many staff printing simple email instructions / information that run into two pages, due to the Manx language content.

Potential savings would be many thousands per annum accross Government, there would also be savings on both toner and machine servicing / parts going forward.

Why the contribution is important

It saves money accross the whole of Government and saves money in many areas such as:

paper / cleaning / toner / machine servicing / fuel (less paper being sourced)

the set up cost would be minimal and it is also more environmentally friendly and would help towards reducing carbon emmissions.

by thequayletuts on April 04, 2017 at 07:28AM

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  • Posted by CLClucas April 04, 2017 at 14:15

    Equally the English could be removed instead as the Manx Language ought to have official status and the language is important to the history, heritage and culture of the island.
  • Posted by Benagglagh April 10, 2017 at 17:38

    I agree! The Manx Gaelic is the most important in terms of our culture and heritage and needs to be kept in the public eye.
  • Posted by programx April 11, 2017 at 08:16

    Sounds to me like an accountant mindset. The cost of everything, the value of nothing.

    Nor everything is as black and white. Having a few lines of text in a jurisdiction's native language adds a uniqueness that if seen off-island can contribute to the rich tapestry of benefits of locating investment on the Isle of Man.

    A number of non-Manx companies have "come over" and embraced the local culture, including language, so whilst there may be [negligible] cost, there can be benefits, however indirect to an email signature.
  • Posted by Lhomelurgagh April 11, 2017 at 16:42

    As far as I can determine it is not added unless there is an addressee outside government.

    If it is necessary for any reason, it should be in both languages.
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