Some Good E-mail Advice

by Evil HR Lady on December 4, 2008

There are somethings you should never put in an e-mail. Death by Email gives us a list. Some samples:

Is this actually legal?
We’re going to do this differently than normal.

All of us HR types need to be aware of these things.

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Rachel - I Hate HR December 4, 2008 at 9:48 pm

General Rule #1: If something is questionable don’t put it in writing.

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Leroy Grinchy December 8, 2008 at 2:21 am

I agree, but I’d also add that I make it a policy that if I won’t put it into email, I’ll refrain from saying it, too.

I’m guessing that you can’t plan on doing anything differently because you don’t want to be seen as being unfair.

I think that this is reasonable. However, I have seen this attitude from people all the time, and it drives me crazy when there is clearly a reason for doing things differently. I mean, when common sense permits, I think people should use it.

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MEG31 December 8, 2008 at 2:34 pm

I’ve got more….

1. Destroy all of the documents.
2. Let me know if you hear anything from our informant at the Union meeting.

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