This Issue's Dilemma:
How can I save
face after replying to all with a bomb of an e-mail?
Every day, I reply to tons of e-mails
from suppliers, co-workers, supervisors, you name it. Recently, I was in a hurry
and dashed off a reply-to-all about a suggestion I’d received. I said, “This is
crazy! If we pursue this idea we’ll never make our deadlines, and it’s going to
cost a bundle. Whose idea was this anyway?” Well, it was my boss’s, and he was
one of the “all” who received my message.
Now my gaffe is out there —
companywide. Do I apologize in person? Send another e-mail “to all”? Or what?
— Too Embarrassed for Words, Events