I dislike when people misuse “Reply All” when sending e-mails. It is a useful tool when you are distributing information to a select group of people with whom you have already interacted. Unfortunately, many people just use it in the stead of “Reply.” The most grievous of all e-mail sins is not looking at the recipients before you hit send.
Nothing is worse than when somebody sends a congratulatory e-mail to the entire company about a personnel announcement. I don’t need to know that you are happy they are “on the team.”
I am proposing a solution through a three strike “reply all” rule (I think it should only be 2 steps, but I will be more forgiving):
Polite reminder that this should only be done when copied people need to know the information
Written reprimand and 6 months e-mail probation
Termination if committed again during the 6 month probationary period
The option to “Reply All” for business e-mails should require a checked confirmation (e.g. “Are you sure you want to send it to all these people?”). This could be added to Microsoft Office, and it would justify a new version # from that individual feature.
Although I rarely blog, I love seeing what search terms point in the direction of my site.
With the recent release of Sarah Palin’s autobiography, Going Rogue, I have noticed a spike in Sarah Palin search terms:
My favorite term searched for is “sarah palin is repulsive.” This query, by some like-minded individual, made me smile. In the spirit of revealing her true “inner beauty,” I have made an approximation of the appearance of her spirit…
As an aside, when searching for Sarah’s new book, a parody entitled Going Rouge (a coloring and activity book) has a higher ranking Amazon link than the actual book by Palin.
I am endeavoring to become a less lazy person and act on the things that I start; therefore, I am creating a real post from a draft and starting the easiest category I could possibly begin: Things I Hate.
I would say that one of my least favorite things in the world are lines:
Lines are inefficient unless managed properly. They allow those who have waited less time to cut in front of others without recourse by those behind them, and they allow themselves to be hung up by one or two confused and/or stupid people who occupy their time exclusively.
Unfortunately, lines are a byproduct of scarcity, and they have to be tolerated if you want to partake in the scarce thing. I find that the line experience quite often diminishes the value of the thing for which one is waiting.
I always feel as if I am in the Line Ride from South Park by the time I have completed my goddamned wait: