Saturday, August 26, 2006

Discretion Needed

An intern in London sends an email inviting people to her 21st birthday party. Its snobbish tone quickly becomes the subject of ridicule as the message is forwarded.

Ms Gao is only the latest in a procession of employees whose cringeworthy personal emails have been sent around the world. Last year legal executive Richard Phillips resigned after insisting his secretary pay a £4 dry-cleaning bill for a ketchup stain on his trousers. Perhaps most famously, when the boyfriend of Claire Swire forwarded her email praising his sexual prowess to his mates, it soon ended up across the world. The chastened boyfriend and his lawyer mates were disciplined; Ms Swire went into hiding.

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