Did you get the memo?

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Simon Daniels's picture
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Did you get the memo?
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"Ms Walker had caused disharmony in the workplace by using block capitals, bold typeface and red text in her emails"

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/2775441/Sacked-accountant-awarded-17-000

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Red text can cause seizures, don't you know.

This reminds of a scene in You Can Count On Me, in which a new bank manager is not happy with employees choosing their own font and background colors.

Simon Daniels's picture
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Does GMail support the blink tag?

Ricardo Cordoba's picture
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Dang, sorry for bumping your comment, Si!

Charles Ellertson's picture
Joined: 3 Nov 2004 - 11:00am
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So,

"What planet do you live on?"

is OK, but

"WHAT PLANET DO YOU LIVE ON?"

is not?

Has anyone told Barney Frank?

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I've always thought people were joking about email etiquette. Fired for disharmony? I wouldn't make it ten minutes.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

<em>...from the Fontry </em>

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More on this story for those that are interested...

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10594014

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Joined: 5 Mar 2009 - 5:27am
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> Walker said they talked about a number of emails
> she had sent, yet used only one in evidence.
> The email, which advises her team how to
> fill out staff claim forms, specifies a time and date
> highlighted in bold red, and a sentence written
> in capitals and highlighted in bold blue. It reads:
> "TO ENSURE YOUR STAFF CLAIM
> IS PROCESSED AND PAID, PLEASE DO
> FOLLOW THE BELOW CHECKLIST."

doesn't seem like it should cause all that much "disharmony".
criminey, it even says "please"...

of course, personally i've heard people bitch about much less.

-bowerbird

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I used to work with a fellow who used Comic Sans for all his emails. Surely that is grounds for dismissal? :-)

(Apart from that he was a nice guy and a good engineer.)

Jim Tubman
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
"The Stampede City"