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If only you had just forwarded those observations to your buddy instead of accidentally hitting "reply all," and sending your thoughts to everyone in your work group -- including your boss. Who knew that, in the information age, "send" would become a four-letter word? The inadvertent delivery of nasty emails to the wrong boxes such as this list of "office hotties" at PriceWaterhouseCoopers that's making the rounds now can be mortifying at best, job-destroying at worst.
InStephen J. Dubner, coauthor of the bestseller Freakonomics, blogged quite openly about an email exchange he'd had with researchers he wished to interview. The exchange went bad and he wrote to his coauthor, Steven Levitt, about the "bunch of liars" he'd been dealing with.
Well, he accidentally sent it to one of the liars himself. Several years ago, CNN reported the story of Jamie Diamond, an employee at a public relations firm, who emailed his boss about how to deal with a client.
His boss wrote back about the clients' incompetence and how they hindered the team's ability to get anything done. But, oops -- the clients received the email as well.
Accidental emails have become a sometimes amusing, sometimes nuclear subset of electronic communications. How often to people do it?
In a AOL survey, 32 percent of respondents admitted to accidentally forwarding an email to the wrong person. And in a recent survey of advertising and marketing professionalsa whopping 78 percent copped to the same mistake individual responses described multiple instances of folks losing their jobs over scathing mistake emails.
Email blunders occur so often that there are whole message boards devoted to them.
Plus, when Outlook starts auto-filling the 'to' field, it's easy to get the wrong person or group in there. Here's your action plan: Forget About Retrieving It You can't "unsend" an email. In rare cases -- say a high-level employee accidentally sends out highly sensitive company secrets -- an IT administrator could theoretically go into individual company mailboxes remotely and delete the email.
But unless you sign the annual report, that's probably not an option. If your company uses Gmail, you do have access to a new feature that allows you to cancel sent email, but you'll have to set up the option ahead of time -- and realize your mistake quickly.
Log in and click on either the green "Labs" beaker or "settings.
Then whenever you send a message, you'll be given an option to "Cancel" at the top of the message before it's sent. It's really just a second send delay, but if you need to bail on an email in that crucial half-minute, you can. Yes, says Doyle -- at first.
Don't go running to the mistaken receivers and draw attention to something they may not have even seen. So wait for the reaction. If it causes an even moderate uproar, you'll know soon enough.
And that's when you 3.
Apologize -- but Only to Your Boss Again, this is all about pacing yourself and not panicking. If you immediately send out a gushing apology email to the same big group, all you're doing is emphasizing a blunder that a good portion of them may not have considered a big deal.
So talk to your boss, be contrite, and again wait to see what happens. If the negative responses come in and it's clear you need to do more -- and boy, will you know!
Do the Full Letterman Dave's on-air apology to viewers after his extramarital indiscretion was a model combination of self-deprecation and class. And yours will be, too, if you go face-to-face with the people you've offended.
Don't tempt fate by trying to do it via "reply all. If that's the case, it might benefit you to mix your apology with business, says Doyle. Your mea culpa should include your version of the following delivered in a serious, professional manner: I clearly hit the send button too soon and it was a lousy way to say what I said.Angus McMahan is a gregarious solitary who can usually be found playing strange drums strangely at various rituals.
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Hi Sandra, Yeah, I totally agree with you. Even I have seen people who have very good orientation skills yet they lag when it comes to writing and making some of the most obvious mistakes. Breaking news and analysis from attheheels.com Politics, world news, photos, video, tech reviews, health, science and entertainment news.