Email faux pas at work see one in 20 people reprimanded

Office email gaffes lead by men

Move over Facebook and your social faux pas, work emails are the new internet action to regret as a new survey reveals that one in 20 people have been reprimanded at work for sending what can diplomatically be described as ‘ill-advised emails’.

According to the research carried out in connection with the DVD release of Going Postal, the television adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s novel, risky and tasteless jokes, angry messages and gossipy rumours sent to the wrong people are all among the email gaffes resulting in disciplinary action at work.

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Of the 2,000 people surveyed, one in five admitted to having sent an email in the heat of the moment that they later regretted whilst one in 10 claimed to have accidentally sent a critical email to the person they were insulting by mistake.

Men are reportedly more likely to commit and email gaffe than their female conterparts with 28 per cent of the men questioned owning up to inappropriate email behaviour at work compared to just 17 per cent of women.

What is the most troubling or faux pas-delicious email you have sent at work? Let us know your emailing woes via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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