Any where I talk to people on messages, emails, chats, etc... I find people tend to use the word "pls" instead of "please". Even my phone company texts me automatically saying "Pls call 321, You have 7 New VoiceMail messages". In business emails as well I am hearing this word. I find it unprofessional but is it just me who feels this way and should I use this or not for important emails and work?
abbreviation for please. (used in e-mails and text messages)
As this is an abbreviation for please, use accordingly. Many feel it should not be used formally. RSVP (abbreviation for répondez s'il vous plaît) is an abbreviation too, yet is found in formal and informal correspondence.