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Claim: Intern at prestigious law firm sends embarrassing message to multiple co-workers
Example: [Collected via e-mail, June 2003]
Jonas Blank is far from the first to see an
The intern's blunder was very quickly followed by this apology:
I am writing you in regard to an e-mail you received from me earlier today. As I am aware that you opened the message, you probably saw that it was a personal communication that was inadvertently forwarded to the underwriting mailing list. Before it was retracted, it was received by approximatelyThe mea culpa must have worked. According to The Washington Post: "The associate is still gainfully employed
I am thorougly and utterly ashamed and embarassed not only by my behavior, but by the implicit reflection such behavior could have on the Firm.
The addressing of the
The appropriate parties, including Hiring Partner Howard Ellin and Hiring Director Carol Sprague, are aware of the incident and working with me to deal with it appropriately.
Although I cannot change what you and the other recipients saw, I do reiterate my sincerest apologies. I do and will take full responsibility for my actions in this incident, and I will do everything I possibly can to correct my mistakes and, more importantly, ensure that this and things like it will not happen again.
With sincere regret,
Jonas L. Blank
Young Mr. Blank can console himself with the knowledge that at least his admission was merely of the "goofing off" variety. Others have seen their sexual and dating misdeeds become the stuff of cyber legend. There was
Barbara "word to the wise: discretion is the better part of e-mail" Mikkelson
Last updated: 4 April 2007
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