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  What Happens When You Reply All to 22,000 State Workers
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Last EditedBrentinCO  Dec 10, 2018 10:45pm
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News DateTuesday, December 11, 2018 04:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionReply All, the scourge that has afflicted office workers everywhere, has hit 22,000 government employees in Utah, demonstrating that decades into the invention of email, many of us still don’t understand its etiquette.


Ms. Peterson, 37, is the deputy director in the job training section at the Utah Department of Corrections. On Friday, she sent out a calendar invite for her division’s annual potluck. It was meant for 80 people. But someone in the technology department had been tinkering with her listserv email, a variation of everyone@utah.gov, and suddenly the invitation went to more than 22,000 guests. That’s nearly every employee in Utah government.

Ms. Peterson quickly sent a correction email to her division. Except that, too, went to all 22,000 people.

“Hey team! So fun times... Google Calendar automatically added every single person in the state of Utah address book to our Holiday Potluck. (And we don’t have room for all those people!)”
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