Today I received three emails from Michel Trudel, an office staff member for my Member of Parliament, Shelley Glover.
The first email was a newsletter. Nothing unusual there.
The second email was a note saying that "Please note that I have made a mistake on sending out old versions of the E-Newsletter. Please see the attached for correct copies. Sorry for the any problems or confusing I have caused. Thanks." There's some poor grammar there, but that's par for the course with emails these days [disappointed sigh].
And yes indeed, the updated version of the newsletter has been tweaked a bit. Again, I would normally not have an issue at this point.
The third email, however, demonstrated a lack of technical competence on the part of the user. The contents said merely,
Glover, Shelly - Assistant 2 would like to recall the message, "".
The worst part is that the third message was addressed - non-BCC - to all of Shelley Glover's newsletter subscribers - 1181 of them, to be precise. An unscrupulous subscriber could really go to town with that list, and it's likely that somewhere in that 1181 there are a few spies for political & ideological opponents.
I've deleted that message from my inbox.
But first, for fun I whipped up a chart showing which email providers her subscribers use.
I've voted for Shelley Glover, and I've got nothing against Michel Trudel. I certainly hope he learns a lesson here.
What do you think? Is an error like this in a federal official's office worth dismissal?