>Off the Beaten Path>The ever-popular "Reply to all" email function...
Think Whirled Peas
Just because running is simple does not mean it is easy.
Needs more cowbell!
They should have a couple of pop up boxes when you hit reply all that ask "Are you sure you want to reply to all?" then another "Are you really sure you want to reply to all?" and a final "Last chance....are you really really sure you want to reply to all?" This would probably save some people from making that mistake and maybe help some keep their jobs.
Good luck with the outcome of this. Hopefully nothing too bad...keep us posted.
• Keep doing stuff.
I'm sure your boss will understand. He might just think you're a bozo who hasn't yet mastered e-mail communication.
If his boss is anything like the people I work for, he hasn't mastered email communication, either.
I've got a fever...
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
One day at a time
I have done this once (and it was enough!)--now, If I want to reply to someone on the email, I hit the forward button.
Several years ago, a coworker sent out to our group an email about the company picnic, and how the ladies in another group thought it would be a good idea to have a potluck. Since the pcinic was already being catered, I thought this was a rather dumb idea...so I hit the reply all, stating as such--something like "Why in the hell would I want to bring a potluck dish to a catered affair?".
I didn't notice that the lady's name who had brought up the idea was on the cc:.
The fallout was not pretty..even after I apologized. The ladies mafia had it in for me for quite awhile. I think now, about 11 years later, most have forgotten.
I heard a story once at my work that a woman had emailed her resume, applying for a job, and saved our boss as a contact. Later, she sent a very pornographic picture and joke to everyone on her list, forgetting that the boss was on there. Needless to say, she wasn't hired.