Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Ouch of the day, 3rd September
When I first joined an unnamed previous employer a number of years ago, I was on the receiving end of a corporate email experience like this, but the executive in question had erroneously circulated a list of potential hires (with highly personal comments and salary details), rather than fires. To make matters worse, the message was accidentally copied to a large number of clients as well as employees. This email genius has since gone from strength to strength in the company, demonstrating the frequently inverse relationship between basic technical competency and career development.