Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Emails have legs - will yours walk away?

Sacha Pfeiffer, writing for the Boston Globe, reminds her readers that an email may be passed along and that "you should definitely not put in an e-mail anything you wouldn't want the rest of the world to read."

Her tale is a true story about two lawyers, one who offered the second a job. The second accepted the job - she says tentatively and he disagrees. She declined the job with an email that read in part:

"The pay you are offering would neither fulfill me nor support the lifestyle I am living." (She a self-described "trust fund baby".)

The email exchange that followed was forwarded to a friend and in short order, it rode cyberspace to mailboxes around the planet.

Infamous emails:

Think former FEMA chief Michael Brown ("Can I quit now?"), indicted Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff ("we need to get some $ from those monkeys!!!!"), and assorted Enron employees ("This week is not good. I have too large a pile of documents to shred").
It makes you pause, or at least it should.

Read the article at lexisone.com linked here.

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