First chivalry, now common decency

Sending an innocently sarcastic email in reply to one that was thought to have been sent by mistake because it was not read thoroughly enough to realize that it was, in fact, no mistake.

Kicking up a fuss with a peer because Vanity does not permit direct contact with the person from whom the original email was received.

Enlisting the help of a subordinate to keep watch at the door for original sender’s return from the bathroom, while accessing said sender’s Outlook Inbox to delete said sarcastic reply before it, and subsequently the abysmal oversight, can be discovered.

When work stops being a professional matter and is used to facilitate a personal vendetta, is it any wonder, then, that work ethics and professionalism — and, in the big picture, common decency itself — are  now completely dead in this country?

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