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Opinion on people that CC on everything?

post #1 of 38
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Just wondering what others' opinions are. Personally, I find it annoying. Too many people are talkers as opposed to doers and they CC their bosses and other management on everything to make it look like they're being productive and taking initiative, even when the boss/other management has no real reason to be included on an email.

There are definitely cases where these people need to be CCed, but i'm not talking about that. What are the management types' opinion on this? Does it qualify as transparent ass-kissing? Just annoying? Do you like it?
post #2 of 38
I don't have a boss to CC, but I CC clients on virtually every letter I send out on a case.
post #3 of 38
its all in the game though right?

500
post #4 of 38
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

its all in the game though right?

500

The difference is Harvey uses his briefcase but Omar carries a gun.

ETA: I would love to actually receive a carbon copy, not just a CC one day.
post #5 of 38
The worst are the people who CC others knowing that the content of the email has potential to make you look bad. I have worked with people who only CC a boss or manager on an email in those cases.
post #6 of 38
Working on a rather large multi district litigation, and my inbox is now flooded with dipshit lawyers hitting reply all on their blackberries with messages like "yes", "thanks", "kick ass", "ditto" etc.

Makes me want to tear my hair out.
post #7 of 38
Annoying, very annoying. However, I'd rather a person cc than bcc; I detest people who blind copy.
post #8 of 38
I ask my people to CC me on everything.

I should probably stop that and free up more time to read Styleforum...
post #9 of 38
I can never decide...usually I don't want to shit up people's inboxes with useless crap (and I detest reply all) but sometimes there is a valid reason to keep people in the loop.

It would be better if people put a little more thought into the etiquette of it and you had your email client set up to show CCs in a less prominent way. If you could reliably ignore every CC unless something goes wrong, it would be perfect...have your email client mark them read or throw them in a different folder and only read things that are addressed to you (and people only address them to you if they require you to read or act on them).

As it stands, once people start reply-alling and the CCs get switched around, you have to read everything since CC is now just a second To line and people assume as long as your name is on the email, you will absorb it.
post #10 of 38
i rarely use the reply all button unless all parties need to know or i'm trying to make a point (will be clarified below)

it makes me rage when people tell me i'm doing something wrong when it's their own "dumbassery." then they CC their entire dept. including their head with dumb stuff like:
"HAY I UR FIGURS DON LEWK RIGHT. PRZ EXPLAIN"

and then i send them a nice powerpoint with step-by-step instructions on how i got the data with my raw data that i backup for everything. of course this is probably why i end up working longer than i have to b/c of this retardedness.

i do CC my boss on stuff that's sent out to external sources only because he asks of it.
post #11 of 38
My opinion on people who cc on everything is that you can be assured that for every person they cc, they have bcc'd another 3

One of the surest ways to get your ass chewed out in my group is to consistently fail to cc me on things that I should have been cc'd on. It's a test of your judgment to know the difference between insignificant shit, or things that I need to be aware of. If you f*ck that up, I can't trust you to do anything.
post #12 of 38
There is clearly a group of people that CC with the intent to either make them look good, a co-worker look bad, or feel they are somehow covering their ass. These people are not to be trusted, usually have poor judgement with interpersonal skills, tend to be "ladder climbers" through influence vs. performance, and have hopelessly deluded self-concepts as to their worth to the organization.
post #13 of 38
I had a manager who wanted to be CC'd or BCC'd on everything. Drove me nuts because he would then micro-manage everything I did. Never understood how he had the time.
post #14 of 38
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

I had a manager who wanted to be CC'd or BCC'd on everything. Drove me nuts because he would then micro-manage everything I did. Never understood how he had the time.

Did not post on Style Forum so he had tons of time on his hands.
post #15 of 38
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


Did not post on Style Forum so he had tons of time on his hands.

Good point.
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