one of my reports got into an argument at work today, on email. unfortunatly, he was sort of at fault.
there is a guy in one of the product divisions who is a total asshole. I actually think that he has some kind of problem (not trying to be funny) he simply can't handle civil conversation with people. but that is his burden in life. so, because my guys have had arguments with him several times, it was decided that communication with hiim would go through somebody else, who would moderate his assholiness. but my guy sent him an email with a question from a customer, with the customers email in the email chain. so the asshole sent off an asshole email and cc'd the customers. and then my guy sent him back a douchy email, and cc'd me and the other guys boss, and my boss. I was in a meeting with a customer at the time, so I saw the email, but couldn't do anything about it.
anyway, my whole fucking day was wasted with emails back and forth between my guy, my boss, this other guys boss and who the fuck knows else. fuck.