(Closed) Does your inter-office email ever get out of hand??

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

OMG no!!! My company would not tolerate any of that at all. I have never heard of anything like this and I would be so annoyed if I were you too!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This sounds like something that would happen in The Office not in real life!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I work in an office with only me and my boss but sometimes he will watch SNL skits then crack up and then call me over and have me watch them. I hate it because I feel like no matter what I have to laugh and sometimes they are just not funny.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I had to chime in because I have a co-worker who does this…. except it comes out of his mouth and not in the form of an e-mail. He constantly rants and raves about “illegal Mexicans, trashy neighbors across the street”, as well as various insults about Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, and people on welfare.

I’ve only worked there a few months and he’s gotten my blood boiling on several occasions. I’ve told him he is free to have his opinions, that is the beauty of this country, but that he runs a high risk of offending people. I have cut him off mid sentence saying it is not appropriate for the workplace, and walked away.. only for him to say (while I was still in ear-shot) “so let me finish what I was saying”. I walked into his bosses office and shut the door and I was so steaming mad. His boss was way too passive to say anything and let the whole thing blow over.

I told a few people what happened (they were not surprised because I guess this has been happening for years and they just tolerate it) and I think he in turn confided in them. Our mutual co-worker said to him, “Nothing is stopping [HolyVowels] from going to HR and filing a complaint”. Apparently this was news to him and he has since watched what he’s said… but I CANNOT believe that my co-workers have been tolerating this for years. He was even having a conversation with one co-worker about welfare and “his tax dollars” and it just so happens that this person receives public assistance. Some people have NO FILTER and no common sense.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

YES!!! I hate those emails. Especially the ones that talk about praying a lot and being a “real American”. That is NOT okay. I usually delete any of these without even looking at them.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@mrs.peters.to.be: So does my boss! He used to send me joke emails but since I never responded he stopped but I did get an email from his wife asking me to vote for their dog in a Halloween costume contest.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

OMG.  I thought you were going to be venting about the yahoos who can’t stay away from the damn “reply all” button when sending what should be a direct reponse to the sender, resulting in 50+ emails throughout the day in response to “My ____ book is missing from my office, has anyone seen it?”  Those people KILL me.  But YOUR co-workers?  Yowza!  That would NOT fly in my office, AT ALL. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I work in probably the most liberal office ever.  I come from the corporate world of property management for very ritzy high rise buildings….to a construction company.  If by 8:05 I haven’t heard the f word then I think something must be wrong.  We are a Human Resource nightmare.  I enjoy it though 🙂 

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