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E-business: Cost of e-calamities.

Almost half of office workers have sent an email to the wrong person by mistake, often with 'disastrous' consequences.

A young women sent a highly explicit message meant for her boyfriend to her line manager instead, while another forwarded a rant against a boss to the man himself instead of to a friend.

Workers were urged to check emails in a bid to avoid so-called e-calamities such as those in the Pertemps survey, including:A new business coordinator, who attached the wrong file. Rather than the corporate video, a joke film showing two rabbits procreating was sent instead.

A job-seeker who sent an email boasting about the elaborate lies on his CV -to the HR director of the firm he had just applied to.

Tim Jones of Pertemps, said: 'There is ample scope to cause a lot of embarrassment and even damage your reputation, so it pays to think before you press send.'
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Title Annotation:Business
Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Mar 9, 2004
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