29 September 2007

Why Email is like a Gun

All guns are always loaded... never let the muzzle cover anything you're not willing to destroy...

Some CTV employees got an accidental -- and personal -- edition of eTalk Thursday night.

Employees at Canada's largest private broadcaster's building in Agincourt were sent an e-mail by Dawn Fell, CTVglobemedia's vice-president of human resources, that revealed some news about upcoming changes in the executive suite.
You've just gotta love the bloodless, "whistle while you work", Dilbert-esque human resources dynamic that's in play here.
"There are other departures in addition to (David) Kirkwood -- Ellen Baine, Paul Gratton, Peter Palframan," Fell wrote.

"Do we want to work all these in or leave out anyone who is not part of the long-term future? Neither is a great option. Your thoughts?"

The e-mail was received at 9:38 p.m. and recalled 12 minutes later -- likely in time to yank it out of the inboxes of most workers -- but not those with BlackBerrys.


4 comments:

Joanne (True Blue) said...

How do you 'recall' an email?

Neo Conservative said...

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joanne... you can pull an email back off an internal company server... so anyone who hasn't downloaded their mail yet won't get it... but blackberries, i believe, are routed through a proprietary access point... you pull the trigger, it's irretrievable.

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Joanne (True Blue) said...

Oh, so it's just an internal server option. I've sent out a few that I wished I could have pulled back about a nanosecond after they went out...

CTV deserves the embarrassment though. Schadenfreude . :)

Anonymous said...

Liberals are proven to be dumb once again...