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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #2960 on: December 13, 2018, 10:41:12 AM »
Disagree immensely
Edit: unless, overall the people I work with don’t misuse as much.
How many employees are involved?
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #2961 on: December 13, 2018, 10:41:59 AM »

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #2962 on: December 13, 2018, 10:43:54 AM »
Clearly you don't work for one of the largest companies in the country.
Do you mean a company which did much better when everyone was sending papers to each other?
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #2963 on: December 13, 2018, 10:48:04 AM »
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Hence my point.

Clearly you don't work for one of the largest companies in the country.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #2964 on: December 13, 2018, 10:48:14 AM »
Do you mean a company which did much better when everyone was sending papers to each other?
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #2965 on: December 13, 2018, 10:51:56 AM »
Hence my point.
CMIIW.
Usually an email going to all users at all regions are sent by the CEO or someone high up there. (Usually a Memo etc)
The only people that should be responding to that are people high up there too. They should know how to use reply all.
An average worker shouldn’t respond to these emails.

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #2966 on: December 13, 2018, 10:57:12 AM »
Clearly you don't work for one of the largest companies in the country.
How is that even relevant?

I think if a reply all is going to more than a handful of people the person who sent the original email most likely did something very wrong.

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #2967 on: December 13, 2018, 10:58:12 AM »
I think this can be boiled down to when people don't use their brain when deciding whether to reply or reply all. The vast majority of this thread boils down to people not using their brain regarding various different things.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #2968 on: December 13, 2018, 10:59:12 AM »
CMIIW.
Usually an email going to all users at all regions are sent by the CEO or someone high up there. (Usually a Memo etc)
The only people that should be responding to that are people high up there too. They should know how to use reply all.
An average worker shouldn’t respond to these emails.
In such a case the original sender should probably have used BCC. Hence
I think if a reply all is going to more than a handful of people the person who sent the original email most likely did something very wrong.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #2969 on: December 13, 2018, 11:00:00 AM »
CMIIW.
Usually an email going to all users at all regions are sent by the CEO or someone high up there. (Usually a Memo etc)
The only people that should be responding to that are people high up there too. They should know how to use reply all.
An average worker shouldn’t respond to these emails.
Ok I will correct you.  :)
No that is not how it works for USPS. An example would be all employees getting an email about a security issue (very common). A ton of DA's will reply all with stupid questions.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #2970 on: December 13, 2018, 11:00:40 AM »
I think this can be boiled down to when people don't use their brain when deciding whether to reply or reply all. The vast majority of this thread boils down to people not using their brain regarding various different things.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #2971 on: December 13, 2018, 11:00:50 AM »
Ok I will correct you.  :)
No that is not how it works for USPS. An example would be all employees getting an email about a security issue (very common). A ton of DA's will reply all with stupid questions.
That is a great example of this
the person who sent the original email most likely did something very wrong.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #2972 on: December 13, 2018, 11:01:06 AM »
Ok I will correct you.  :)
No that is not how it works for USPS. An example would be all employees getting an email about a security issue (very common). A ton of DA's will reply all with stupid questions.
You worked for USPS? Did you MS?
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #2973 on: December 13, 2018, 11:04:09 AM »
That is a great example of this
What do you think he did wrong?
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #2974 on: December 13, 2018, 11:04:54 AM »
You worked for USPS? Did you MS?
I used USPS as an example of a large corporation.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #2975 on: December 13, 2018, 11:06:12 AM »
What do you think he did wrong?
In such a case the original sender should probably have used BCC. Hence
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #2976 on: December 13, 2018, 11:06:58 AM »
Where I work we have some groups that only specific people are allowed to send, so when an email is sent to the entire office and someone who is not authorized replies all the only one who actually gets the response is the original sender.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #2977 on: December 13, 2018, 11:07:44 AM »
Where I work we have some groups that only specific people are allowed to send, so when an email is sent to the entire office and someone who is not authorized replies all the only one who actually gets the response is the original sender.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #2978 on: December 13, 2018, 01:07:14 PM »
I think this can be boiled down to when people don't use their brain when deciding whether to reply or reply all. The vast majority of this thread boils down to people not using their brain regarding various different things.

I agree with this. My main point is that at least in my experience many people just press reply all to all group emails without thinking  and I get lots of random emails that are annoying. It has benefits in the workplace if utilized correctly but is generally misused IME.

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #2979 on: December 13, 2018, 01:21:38 PM »
I remember countless situations where I wish people clicked reply all and they didn't.
I remember a handful of situations where people clicked reply all when I didn't want them to.
One particular project I was working on had set very clear guidelines, if you were in the "to" field, then the email was for you to respond to, if you were in the "CC" field then the email isn't directed at you, rather it's for you to be aware of what's going on and for the recipient to be aware that you are looped in.