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The Perils of “Reply All”

By on September 28, 2010 in Office Workers

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A new survey commissioned to mark the release of the DVD version of of Terry Pratchett’s novel Going Postal has revealed that one in 20 workers have been reprimanded or worse for sending an inappropriate email at work. Thirteen percent of workers have sent an ill-judged email to their colleagues by mistake, while 31 percent have admitted to mistakingly hitting “reply all” instead of “reply”.

According to the survey, men are more likely than women to make an email gaffe: 27 percent of men admitted to such a gaffe compared to 17 percent of women.

Forty-four percent of respondents said that they no longer post letters any more. One in five agreed to have ended a relationship by text message or email.



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