How would you handle this stupid mistake? - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 06-13-2013, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
Marconis
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Queens
Posts: 339
How would you handle this stupid mistake?

Alright, so I'm new to the office environment and today was my third day. So where I work, we receive complaints that the staff has to respond to via email or call (if we email, we need to CC the guy in charge of receiving these). Before I left, I sent out two emails to people and realized when I was going home that I completely forgot to put a subject line...I wouldn't care so much, but the guy who I CCed receives a ton of emails and needs case numbers for filing purposes. I feel absolutely embarrassed, it's such a stupid, careless mistake. I'm usually very good with emails but for these I had drafted the both of them and got so caught up in writing them I forgot the most basic form of email etiquette. Anyway, yeah, I'm embarrassed and feel dumb.

If I don't get a response from the two people when I arrive tomorrow morning, should I (a), resend the mails with a proper subject heading, or (b), just tell the guy I forgot to subject them and give him the case number.

Thanks.

FOR SALE 2000 XJ (Fern), ~129K miles, see specs in profile. Looking to sell at the end of May. PM me for details/offers.
Marconis is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 06-13-2013, 04:52 PM
McNasty35
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Reno
Posts: 118
Doesn't sound like a big deal to me. Either of the two things you are thinking about doing would be fine.
McNasty35 is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 06-13-2013, 04:54 PM
pinky2252s
Registered User
2001 WJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Broomfield
Posts: 1,825
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marconis View Post
Alright, so I'm new to the office environment and today was my third day. So where I work, we receive complaints that the staff has to respond to via email or call (if we email, we need to CC the guy in charge of receiving these). Before I left, I sent out two emails to people and realized when I was going home that I completely forgot to put a subject line...I wouldn't care so much, but the guy who I CCed receives a ton of emails and needs case numbers for filing purposes. I feel absolutely embarrassed, it's such a stupid, careless mistake. I'm usually very good with emails but for these I had drafted the both of them and got so caught up in writing them I forgot the most basic form of email etiquette. Anyway, yeah, I'm embarrassed and feel dumb.

If I don't get a response from the two people when I arrive tomorrow morning, should I (a), resend the mails with a proper subject heading, or (b), just tell the guy I forgot to subject them and give him the case number.

Thanks.
I bet the guy you sent it too has made his fair share of small mistakes like that. Either of those options would work.

Is it broken?

Colorado Jeep Club Member #2252
2001 Laredo, 2004 Special Edition
pinky2252s is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 06-13-2013, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
Marconis
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Queens
Posts: 339
Thanks for the advice. I just feel stupid since it was my first "real" task, and I don't want them to think I am inept in paying attention to detail.

FOR SALE 2000 XJ (Fern), ~129K miles, see specs in profile. Looking to sell at the end of May. PM me for details/offers.
Marconis is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 06-13-2013, 06:00 PM
MyKeyB
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Youngstown
Posts: 300
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marconis View Post
Thanks for the advice. I just feel stupid since it was my first "real" task, and I don't want them to think I am inept in paying attention to detail.
I wouldn't worry to much about it. **** happens, most people understand that. It sounds like a small mistake and you caught it. I think you'll be alright.

Rust never sleeps...
MyKeyB is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 06-13-2013, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
Marconis
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Queens
Posts: 339
Yeah, you're right, I just have a tendency to dwell on little things...especially when I can't fix it right away.

FOR SALE 2000 XJ (Fern), ~129K miles, see specs in profile. Looking to sell at the end of May. PM me for details/offers.
Marconis is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 06-13-2013, 08:22 PM
jbolty
Moderator
 
jbolty's Avatar
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Diego
Posts: 18,161
Garage
You should have sent another email as soon as you noticed it.

"re: previous emails"

"Sorry, I think I might have left off the subject line. Would you like me to re-send?"

.
"The right to be heard does not necessarily include the right to be taken seriously." —Hubert Humphrey
.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jbolty is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 06-13-2013, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
Marconis
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Queens
Posts: 339
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbolty View Post
You should have sent another email as soon as you noticed it.

"re: previous emails"

"Sorry, I think I might have left off the subject line. Would you like me to re-send?"
That's exactly what I'd have done, but I didn't realize it until I was on the train home, and I don't have access to the work email server outside of the office. I'll just clear it up tomorrow with personnel.

FOR SALE 2000 XJ (Fern), ~129K miles, see specs in profile. Looking to sell at the end of May. PM me for details/offers.
Marconis is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 06-14-2013, 11:52 AM
nosheep
Registered User
1983 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: alb
Posts: 170
just do what everyone else does and blame the tech (trust me I know).
nosheep is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 06-14-2013, 01:06 PM
Monkeybomber
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Point Pleasant
Posts: 149
Or just recall the emails, I'm guessing if you're in an office you're using outlook or a similar program. Just recall and resend.
Monkeybomber is offline  
post #11 of 12 Old 06-14-2013, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
Marconis
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Queens
Posts: 339
Well, he didn't care...at all. Lol. I suck

FOR SALE 2000 XJ (Fern), ~129K miles, see specs in profile. Looking to sell at the end of May. PM me for details/offers.
Marconis is offline  
post #12 of 12 Old 06-15-2013, 08:40 AM
chowner
Member
2014 WK 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: All over the great state of
Posts: 477
B and move on
chowner is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome