Conq's thread reminded me of one e-mail thing I did that had the whole plant in hysterics.
I woke up one morning a couple of years ago and the wife was in the spare bed. This normally happened when I had gas, or was snoring, or something. She had done a 3 hour multiple choice test for work the night before with over 300 questions on it and she was sputtering about "
multiple Choice tests". I had had a good rest that night and was in a real strange mood at work at 6:00 the next morning laughing about how bent out of shape she was, so I typed out an e-mail with this on it with the intention of sending it to her work:
Subject: Multiple Choice Question du Jour
(I knew that would light her up right away)
- Grinding my teeth
- All of the above.
So I click on the Address Book in Outlook and go to my personal book. I scroll down to "Marina, work" and double-clicked on it (at least, I thought I did) and clicked send.
About 10:00 I was suprised I hadn't heard from her and gotten blasted. A couple of minutes later I got a reply to that e-mail from the Production Manager wanting to know why I was filling her in-box with this crap.
Well, you should have seen my eyes. I checked the sent message, and it was addressed to a distributiuon list entitled "Maintenance Schedule Distribution List". I had inadvertently sent it to:
- The Plant Manager
- The Maintenance manager
- The Production Manager
- The Maintenance Engineer
- The Maintenance Reliability Dude
- Both Maintenance Supervisors
- The whole Safety Department
- The Production General Foreman
- The 4 Production Supervisors
- The Process Engineering Manager and his wholeDepartment
After I picked my lower jaw off the floor, I tried to recall the message. (After 4 hours, that was a joke.)
Just about everyone had read the e-mail by now and they had all though I had lost it. The only one who had the balls to reply was the Production Manager.
Remember the saying about be careful with what you put in an e-mail??
Well, it's true.