OK. This case was pretty out there and it actually had a happy ending for the woman who was fired. But it’s still a good reminder that what we write in our e-mail does matter – especially business email. And whatever we say and send can last forever.
So proofread what you write and think twice before you send. Better safe than sorry may sound old-fashioned, but when it comes to business email…it’s probably a good rule to follow.
Oh…and whatever you do, please don’t be SHOUTY.
Anyone have an email oops you’d like to share?
About the author…
Ronnie Ann, founder of Work Coach Cafe, bases her real-world advice on her many years as an organizational consultant where she helped interview and hire people, added to a certificate from NYU in Career Planning & Development and her own adventures as a serial job seeker. She can also be found on her new blog, Career Nook and on Google+.