Ripples from an Email
Unintended consequences from a completely innocent work email
- •Email requesting "access" so I can finish up the last remaining little itty bit of a projectJust a desire to get it off my desk.
- •Even though email was sugary sweet, apparently I used verbiage that triggered some deep organizational angstUh, I'm new here.
- •Response was overly complicated and copied in many bossesWould you bring these people with you into the room, if we were meeting in person.
- •Misstep II - I tried to clarify that I just need one hour of access to finish up my little projectWe are on the same team. Right?
- •Access granted, but just for an hour and more bosses copiedReally? Do all of these people really care?
- •Checked and I still did not have accessUgh. Pain. Feelings of pain.
- •Called my boss to apologize for all of the trouble caused by said innocent emailDid not know about that landmine.
- •Could have tried to call originally "emailed" person, but too exhausted to even think about itShrugged and moved on, because as my 12-year-old would say, "Ain't nobody got time for that." #Truth