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post #16 of 38
One of the other consulting firms for a client of mine CC's the client on every email request he sends to me.

The client thinks he is an incompetent twat and often responds to indicate that he doesn't want me wasting my time on the request.
post #17 of 38
My boss likes to reply all, cc, fwd all manner of inconsequential irrelevant crap. I also get duplicate emails from time to time.
I turn around and reply all, cc, fwd and generally bombard his inboxes as much as I can. It's a cyber battle.

He also clips out pointless articles from journals, newspapers, trade rags and catalogs and puts them on my desk.
I read the first few but now they all get shelved immediately.
post #18 of 38
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

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.

The people that do it to make others look bad are the worst imo. Obviously, sometimes there's no getting around making someone look bad because they just didn't do something or they screwed something up, but in more marginal cases where it could have been handled between individuals, I'm wondering what other managers/execs think about the practice?
post #19 of 38
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Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post


The people that do it to make others look bad are the worst imo. Obviously, sometimes there's no getting around making someone look bad because they just didn't do something or they screwed something up, but in more marginal cases where it could have been handled between individuals, I'm wondering what other managers/execs think about the practice?

Personally, I loathe it since it's so transparent. I usually counsel the people who work for me to keep things in the family and try to work things out. "Victims" of the practice don't forget and before you know it, a fuckin' arms race of public humiliation breaks out, which is toxic..
post #20 of 38
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Personally, I loathe it since it's so transparent. I usually counsel the people who work for me to keep things in the family and try to work things out. "Victims" of the practice don't forget and before you know it, a fuckin' arms race of public humiliation breaks out, which is toxic..

Agreed.

Also, in healthcare, when you're busy tossing someone under the bus you just might be creating a discoverable document for my least favorite people in the world, i.e. med-mal lawyers. I've ripped a few new assholes for this.
post #21 of 38
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Personally, I loathe it since it's so transparent. I usually counsel the people who work for me to keep things in the family and try to work things out. "Victims" of the practice don't forget and before you know it, a fuckin' arms race of public humiliation breaks out, which is toxic..

This.

I never understand people like this. Even if someone makes a mistake, unless it happens repeatedly and/or directly effects your job performance, why go out of your way to point it out? Some people have a superiority complex and get off on making others look bad.
post #22 of 38
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Some people have a superiority complex and get off on making others look bad.

I know! like all the people in this thread one upping each other over who comes down harder on their employees when said employees cc people.


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post #23 of 38
yep knowing who and when to cc is definitely an important skill
post #24 of 38
I only cc my boss on specific emails that I think are appropriate for him to know about. And I expect the same good judgement from those who work for me.

I never bcc anything. If I feel that something is so controversial that it merits a bcc then I forward it separately with an explanation preceeding it.

Anything negative about another person in my company is handled via personal communication - PERIOD.

My company has a records rentention policy that includes ALL email - it all goes into permanent folders by project. Caution is the rule.
post #25 of 38
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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.

+1. Welcome to Academia!
post #26 of 38
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+1. Welcome to Academia!

So true. I have a passive-aggressive colleague who starts every email with some thinly-veiled, snarky comment and usually copies the Dean. I pity her husband.
post #27 of 38
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I only cc my boss on specific emails that I think are appropriate for him to know about. And I expect the same good judgement from those who work for me.

I never bcc anything. If I feel that something is so controversial that it merits a bcc then I forward it separately with an explanation preceeding it.

Anything negative about another person in my company is handled via personal communication - PERIOD.

My company has a records rentention policy that includes ALL email - it all goes into permanent folders by project. Caution is the rule.

That's an odd retention policy. My policy is all email gets deleted on a six month rolling basis. Email is discoverable folks. Saving it is not cautious but rather foolhardy. People say the stupidest things in email no matter how many times you warn them it is discoverable.
post #28 of 38
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That's an odd retention policy. My policy is all email gets deleted on a six month rolling basis. Email is discoverable folks. Saving it is not cautious but rather foolhardy. People say the stupidest things in email no matter how many times you warn them it is discoverable.

Deleted or archived? I thought you HAD to retain for years under hipaa? Or is that just SOX?
post #29 of 38
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Deleted or archived? I thought you HAD to retain for years under hipaa? Or is that just SOX?

You need to retain medical records for various lengths of time, depending on what level of licensing the encounter occurred at. Five or seven years are the two most common time frames. Emails are not considered part of a chart but they are completely discoverable. In fact, a subpoena duces tecums will usually specifically ask for any emails concerning the patient in question be produces. If they're not there, oh well. smile.gif

As an aside, isn't it sad that a non-lawyer even knows the term "subpoena duces tecums"?
post #30 of 38
The delete key works wonders...
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