HELP! Co-worker Shared Our Private Email Chain With The Whole Office

In this week's edition of Well, This Happened, the series that lets you become a career coach, we tackle a workplace dilemma from Becky. Do you think you know how to answer this AWKWARD situation? Let's find out.


Becky writes...

WELL, THIS HAPPENED… I work in a busy office and love my job, but sometimes I get frustrated with a certain co-worker. When this happens, I usually vent to one of my friends in the office about it via email.

Recently, we were emailing about a specific client and the project we need to get done for them. After we were done discussing the project, the conversation turned to how annoying the client can be and how another co-worker, who's working on the project with us, can be lazy and not get her work done on time.

By accident, my friend was replying to my email but tagged an email list that has our entire company on it. As a result, our email chain was sent out to the ENTIRE COMPANY! We're both mortified and have no idea what to do.

Who should we talk to? What do we say? Can we recover from this? Any help would be amazing, thank you!

Talk about embarrassing. That's a tough one, Becky.

Okay, let's see if we can help her out. If you were Becky, how would you approach this situation?

A - Go to your direct manager, apologize, and ask what you can do to resolve things.

B - Apologize privately to the co-worker you mentioned in the email.

C - Do nothing and hope people will just forget about it.

D - Start looking for a new job.

So, what do you think the right answer is? Cast your vote and let us know!

Also, be sure to check back later this week for our follow-up video that recaps the options and reveals the correct answer.

Good luck!

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