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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

It feels good...

It's great when someone points out a mistake, which really is fine, that's not the concern. The concern comes in when one points out a mistake to me, and then cc's 145 other people on the email. Because my favorite is having 14 people point out one (tiny) mistake.

Thank God I've never claimed to be perfect. Set the bar low, I say.

12 Comments:

Blogger Mappy B said...

god, that's like office space, about the tps reports. like you really want to hear something repeated over and over again. that sucks.

5:14 PM  
Blogger AnnaBana said...

I don't know what you mean, cuz I NEVER make mistakes. Well, not really. That does suck.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Lizzie said...

I had that happen to me once at my old job. I used to deal with this asshole at another firm that loved loved loved to make me look like an idiot in front of other people. until one day I decided I'd be a jerk too and did the same thing to him- copied everyone who was even tangentially involved in the transaction (including his boss) on an email pointing out a stupid mistake he had made. he didn't do it again.

sorry you have to deal with it though!

5:50 PM  
Blogger x said...

Pathetick. There are teachers like that at the school I just left that have to jump on every little mistake in an email to all campaign. Jackasses.



Yes, I know... "pathetic". Just wanted to distract by having you think about my mistake while you were reading my comment. Ha!!! I suck!

6:43 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

It would have been kick ass if the individual in question had sent the critique to you, and then without paying attention, had signed it "LOVE, so and so" or something like that. That would have MADE MY DAY FOR YOU.

8:52 PM  
Blogger ocg said...

My last job they would send out email cc'd to the region of California...I feel your pain girl... sorry...

11:34 PM  
Blogger MKD said...

This happens a lot to me since I work in publishing and "should" know how to spell. Sadly, I don't. But once I sent an email to my boss apologizing for the "incontinence" I caused him rather than the "inconvenience."

12:29 AM  
Blogger for Joke! said...

That's like that part in the movie Office Space...

Peter Gibbons: You see Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care.

Bob Porter: Don't... don't care?

Peter Gibbons: It's a problem of motivation, all right? Now if I work my ass off and Initech ships a few extra units, I don't see another dime, so where's the motivation? And here's another thing, I have eight different bosses right now.

Bob Porter: Eight?

Peter Gibbons: Eight, Bob. So that means when I make a mistake, I have eight different people coming by to tell me about it. That's my only real motivation is not to be hassled, that, and the fear of losing my job. But you know, Bob, that will only make someone work just hard enough not to get fired.

7:36 AM  
Blogger Lightsplashed said...

I'm curious, why do you think that is? I mean, why do you think it is so important to someone to point out the mistake? Do they feel better about themselves? Are they just immature? Do they think by knocking you down they are doing the world a service? My opion is that most people who focus on that stuff are really miserable with themsleves and their lives so by pointing out minor things they are lashing out about their own frustrations.

Thoughts?

8:31 AM  
Blogger Sub Girl said...

if that person was a guy, you should point out they have a small penis. even if they don't. but, i guess that's not really a mistake. also, that might get you fired, so maybe not.

lightsplashed: i agree with your thoughts. i think those people actually have self-esteem issues, masked by a bitchy facade. if they point out everyone else's flaws, people will be too occupied/scared to notice the bitchy person's flaws.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Sharkbait said...

It definately stinks when that happens.

I have a story about that (don't we all) and it just sucks when it happens.

People are human. If we were perfect, life would be friggen boring!

9:28 AM  
Blogger DC Cookie said...

Um yeaaaah, we'll need you to come in on Sunday...

12:28 PM  

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