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ALL CAPS emails lead to woman's firing

Old 09-02-09, 08:38 AM
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ALL CAPS emails lead to woman's firing

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ALL CAPS emails lead to woman's firing
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WHAT COULD BE MORE ANNOYING THAN THIS? MAYBE IF IT WAS BOLD? AND RED?

OK, I can't actually make that text red due to the publishing system I'm on, but it would certainly be annoying, wouldn't it?

And if you worked for New Zealand's ProCare Health, it could even get you fired.

That's exactly what hapened to Vicki Walker, who was abruptly kicked out of her job for sending "confrontational emails" with text formatted in a variety of red, bold, and all caps fonts. Walker had sent the emails to fellow workers within the company, usually with stern and detailed instructions on how forms should be properly filled out.

Someone at ProCare didn't like her approach, suggesting she caused "disharmony in the workplace" and was being too confrontational via email, eventually firing her without warning.

Walker, however, got the last laugh. She sued for wrongful termination and won the case, pocketing $17,000 in lost wages and for other unspecified harm caused due to the firing.
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I WISH MORE COMPANIES WOULD FOLLOW SUIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!lc
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I would have just set a rule to delete all of this persons emails.
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I also love people who send every email with importance set to "highest". What a great way to get your emails flagged as spam.
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I have a co-worker who always puts about 6 exclamation points after every sentence!!!!!!! Even when it's not anything important at all!!!!!!!! Would this fall under the same category?!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I have a co-worker who is always making up TLAs and using them as if everyone should know what they mean, then acts all pissy when people have to ask for an explanation.
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What is a TLA?
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What is a TLA?
IDK LOL

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what is a tla?
Three Letter Acronyms, you MORAN!!!!!!
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it's a little annoying, but if it's just a few e-mails, then they should've told her first to knock it off. if she continued to disobey orders after given written reprimands, then sure, fire her. and that way, they won't have to pay her $$$ for unlawful termination or whatever.
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I WISH MORE COMPANIES WOULD FOLLOW SUIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!lc
no bold.
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I have a co-worker who always puts about 6 exclamation points after every sentence!!!!!!! Even when it's not anything important at all!!!!!!!! Would this fall under the same category?!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOL!!!!!! That's stupid!!!!!!
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I had a coworker that typed every email as if she was a fourteen-year-old girl. She was in her 40's. One of the guys would always respond to her, then, in the quoted part of the email, fix all of her spelling/laziness.

I also had a coworker that used way too many ... in his emails. It was weird, because sometimes I took it as sarcasm. ie:

Thanks Dan................................................ g.
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Re: ALL CAPS emails lead to woman's firing

CAPS don't bother me as much
as the people
who seem to
enjoy making their messages longer by
randomly hitting the "enter" key when they're typing
on internet forums
or in emails, like they
think they're writing poetry
or something.
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ALL CAPS is just a little more difficult to read than proper sentence formatting, but not necessarily annoying. Ditto with all lower case. The worst I think is all lower case with no punctuation what so ever, and no paragraph breaks. Wait all that plus all the words spelled in leet or texting languages.

Multi Colored and all BOLD tends to get annoying and FLASHING text also. I'm not epileptic but too much flashing text could cause me to become so.
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