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Hi Bob - just so you're aware, seems like you haven't hit reply all there. No need to dress it up any more than that.


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Be straightforward. I'm assuming, in this case, you were the last sender and by clicking the "reply" button, you are the only one who got that email. Then, One way could be, reply to the email which was only sent to you and inform them about the mistake like Hey, did you mean to reply-to-all? That should do just fine, no need to overthink it. ...


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Is this legal? If legality is the primary concern, this should be asked in law stack exchange. However, if the question is more about the practice, opening up the calendar to other employees and managers is not unheard of and since you already understand that it's only for the company use, as long as it is visible to only company employees, I do not see a ...


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If you are quite confident they simply made a mistake, save them the time and effort of resending. Just reply-all yourself, and say something like Copying everyone else in on this message


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Is this legal? Why would it not be? You just said it doesn't include anything personal and work related things only. If you're at work and clocked in/supposed to be working, your manager has every right to know where you are at all times never mind your managers manager. They're paying you to do what they require. Managers need to manage their employees ...


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As a frame-challenge to your question, consider that your manager may be receiving many emails from many employees giving all kinds of detailed information. The problem from his perspective may not be whether or not he is in possession of the answer, the problem may be the effort and time required to sort through information and distill out the most ...


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Perfectly legal and widely used practice, at least in the UK - makes easier for managers to look after your time and schedule meetings. Also, find you in the big offices if there is need.


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How can this behavior be gracefully corrected? Seems that e-mails is not working as expected for your issue tracking, so you should explore other options. Most (if not all) code repositories have tools or plugins available for issue tracking (like, say, Jira). You should favor those instead e-mails for issue tracking. E-mails are useful for other ...


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List all their names at the top of the email. Instead of breaking up the email by person, break it up by topic by using inline quotes and address the specific issues in the email itself. For example Dear Mr A, Mr B, Mr C, Standard introduction >>This is what A said This is an answer to the part above. >> This is something else A ...


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I really want the job even if that means waiting 6 months. So do that. The company informed that they are putting the position on hold, not you or your application. There's nothing much you can do from your side now. You can respond them by thanking them for the opportunity, something like "Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to interview with your ...


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How can I ask him to read emails without spoiling my career? You can't without risking your relationship with your boss. What you can do mention toward the end of the conversation that "By the way, I did include these details in an email for you should you need them later". This doesn't sound condescending at all and most likely would be taken as helpful. ...


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This fellow has made it part of your job to explain things in person. It really doesn't matter whether you think it's inefficient. It's what he wants, and, boss. And, challenging him in the moment -- at the time he asks for an explanation -- might be a career-limiting move. It's definitely counterproductive. Here's what you can do. When he asks about ...


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How would it be if you wrote this fifth email: It seems like "Tech Support's" email has been dropped from the thread. There s/he reported on how the problem is to be tackled. Why is nobody looking into this? We are losing money while their system is down and it is harming our reputation! This issue also affects X2. ...


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This is almost certainly legal unless you're in a company that needs to comply with certain data protection regulations and the calendars contain protected data. As to whether or not it's a good idea, why might it not be a good idea? Companies vary in how open they are with information within the company, how well they need to secure certain kinds of ...


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Did you read my email? Read my email first and ask me if you need any further information. This absolutely isn't the tone you should use with your manager or as a vendor with a client. Also, your comments in this thread suggest that you might have a problem with clear, fact-focused communication. You should ask yourself - or other people if necessary - ...


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As indicated in the linked question corporate email belongs to the company. Retaining a personal copy of any emails can be interpreted as theft. Your question here implies that you're wanting to proactively retain emails in case there's any future problems. Of course, you don't know there's going to be a problem until it happens, so you're probably going ...


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If they ask you to send emails to them and that results in more than they can read, then your obligation is to send the emails. (More on that later.) If they do not ask you to send the emails but you are sending them anyway, and it is more than they can keep up with, then you should probably send fewer emails. In the first case, knowing that they want the ...


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It depends India and the U.S. and China and Vietnam have wildly different cultures and norms around when and when not to use honorifics. In the U.S. you generally the person's first name, or whatever there chosen name is without honorifics. My general rules for using honorifics (as an American) Address everyone inside the company the same way If you mix ...


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All you can do is wait for a response. I don't see anything disrespectful in that exchange, and it was a good thing that you sent a followup clarification. If he's a "highly respected person in the field", I'm willing to bet he's simply a busy guy. Maybe he has a fire to put out and has't had a chance to respond. If he's that sensitive to a ...


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My manager's manager just sent all his teams an email to ask us to open our Outlook calendars to him. This sounds like a perfectly reasonable and ordinary request. These are work events scheduled with company equipment and held on company time. As a general rule, there is no reasonable expectation of privacy with your work computer if that's what you're ...


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Short answer: When your supervisor asks about something which you already described in an e-mail / Jira ticket, start by asking "have you read my last e-mail titled ..." "have you read my last Jira comment in ticket ..." When your supervisor replies "no", open up the said e-mail or Jira ticket and review it together. Longer answer: This situation looks ...


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How would you deal with a operations manager who does not reply to emails which call for a specific actions. Two scenarios: If you share the same work slot/ shift You can go and talk to them (face to face) for any urgent action item, after sending the email, if you both are co-located. If the manager is not within the physical reach (not in same wing, ...


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I think there's a subtle yet very important point being glossed over - both in terms of the question you linked, and in terms of the entire concept of being "responsible" for emails. It's the difference between reading an email, versus being able to mentally process, summarize, and store their contents. It's the difference between having information, and ...


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Local laws will obviously vary, but I know in the US, generally any information and messages related to work-based email or calendaring is the property of the employer, and there's no particular requirement that certain managers, HR, or other privileged staff need even tell you that they are going to access that material before doing so. With this in mind, ...


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It seems awkward that the convenient IT resources are all controlled by management. You are totally correct. If the union wants to be a "force", then it must not hand over some of its strengths to the "enemy". In a better case, the union has its own IT "infrastructure", which will manage at least the following: email communication; discussions forum with ...


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You can say something polite like: It looks you intended this email for all of us, and I'm guessing you meant to hit Reply All? To avoid problems like this, I would like to share a handy email habit that I learned about at a previous workplace. Here it is: when someone in the team adds new people in an email thread, they would start the email body with a ...


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How much we are responsible to read our emails? Depends on the expectation of your boss(es) and peers. At least once a day does not sound unreasonable. If someone or managers are getting so many emails which they cannot handle, then what is the point of sending emails to them? Exactly. On the flip side if you're sending your boss huge blocks of texts ...


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Did you receive a formal offer with a start date far in the future? If not, I would work under the assumption that the employment opportunity is no longer available. “On hold” could mean many things, but it at least tells you that the company has ceased searching for candidates for the role. They may have found another way to organize a team so that the ...


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How much we are responsible to read our emails? Exactly to the point your boss tells you to. Maybe less if your boss' orders conflict with local laws.


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You started your question by stating, Many answers to questions here involve creating a paper trail when things go south. The most convenient method is definitely emails. I think there's some nuance here that's being glossed over - the context of things "going south" will clearly have a big impact on how or where or why you want to store a paper trail. ...


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