My department manages the website for our Firm. It’s usually a pretty easy task, and doesn’t require much participation by me or my co-workers. There are those who have the duty of updating the content, and that’s their job. Aside from formatting an image or two a day, I don’t have much involvement.
So yesterday, we posted a story on the website. When this happens, an Email is sent out to the department and all involved attorneys about the posting.
Well damn it if the floodgates didn’t open up.
Something was apparently VERY wrong.
First one partner REPLIES ALL and says he found an error. Then ANOTHER partner does the same thing. Then ANOTHER. Soon they’re having a virtual E-chat about the error. And my mailbox is piling up with these pointless, annoying E-mails that have absolutely NOTHING to do with me whatsoever.
And it didn’t stop there. After they got the problem resolved, they proceeded to banter. And let me tell you, attorneys who banter are NOT FUNNY in the slightest. Oh they try… but oh, they fail.
Meanwhile, my mailbox was bursting at the seams. My “New Message” indicator popped up so many times I was about to scream. I wanted to REPLY ALL to everyone in 72 point lettering “FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, MAKE IT STOP!”
When all was said and done, I had nearly 20 Emails on the said subject. Don’t these people have billable hours to worry about? And don’t they know how to reply to one, and NOT to all? It’s not just that we aren’t involved… we just don’t CARE!
Besides, I have much more important things to do with my time… like bitch about things like this on my blog.