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2014-08-13 11:49:03 AM
3 votes:
Defense should have been that homosexuals are given equal treatment, therefore it is not defamatory.
2014-08-13 12:41:17 PM
2 votes:

stpauler: Did he take up people on responses or something?


I'm thinking seeing doctors for stress, anxiety, etc.  probable a few psych. visits.


But seriously, the guy that sent the email was childish and pretty stupid.

The "victim" should have seen management and get approval to just do a follow up message that simply stated:

"In regards to the previous message that you may have received.

Please be aware that it was a prank in bad taste from a coworker that accessed my machine while I was away from my desk.  Management is working on the situation so that people are made aware that this sort of situation is not acceptable and will have consequences."

The "jokester" gets either fired or seriously reprimanded, and life goes on as normal.
2014-08-13 12:10:25 PM
2 votes:

armor helix: The dumbass sent that email to 2300 people and didn't think he was going to get sued/fired over it?


Fired?  Sure.

Sued?  biatch please!  You are telling me that this "victim" cannot handle someone essentially calling him gay?  Is this man such a delicate flower that he takes every prisoner to court who calls him names too?
2014-08-13 11:55:57 AM
2 votes:

Langdon_777: I am sooo embarrassed that this is my home state *blush*

I would have put up a defence along the line of, soooo you are so weak that a few words can destroy you?  Well you probably should not be a prison guard.


This. Jesus, man the fark up, Nancy.
2014-08-13 11:55:21 AM
2 votes:
The dumbass sent that email to 2300 people and didn't think he was going to get sued/fired over it?
2014-08-14 03:08:46 AM
1 votes:
By the way, I am quite gay-friendly TYVM, but pranking a guy with an "I'm gay and looking" mass e-mail, to me, is at least as bad as (not the same as) pranking a woman with an "I'm horny for NSA please ring my doorbell" mass e-mail, because of probable cultural prejudices on the part of the recipients. Anyway, you don't do that shiat. It makes people feel unsafe.
2014-08-13 02:32:00 PM
1 votes:
Spreading lies that someone is gay may not be defamatory if you work among a bunch of educated elites. It probably is if you work as a prison guard.
2014-08-13 01:10:53 PM
1 votes:

CruJones: armor helix: The dumbass sent that email to 2300 people and didn't think he was going to get sued/fired over it?

If you don't lock your computer at my work you're pretty likely to have an "I love ponies" email sent to 5,500 people, and that's pretty much also implying you're gay. It's how we teach newbies to keep their computers locked when they get up. Alternatives are offering to sell you computer/car/concert tickets really really cheap


I did a 6 month contract with the IT security dept at a European national bank.

It was an unwritten departmental policy that if you left the immediate team area without locking your PC, you were fair game. Managers included. Mails were however meant to be limited to the IT teams. It was usually offers to buy the beers at lunch 😁

A colleague of mine worked at a telecoms provider where it was official policy to send an email to the security team from any unlocked PC. If it happened 3 times, that was it, you were fired.
2014-08-13 12:23:41 PM
1 votes:

CruJones: armor helix: The dumbass sent that email to 2300 people and didn't think he was going to get sued/fired over it?

If you don't lock your computer at my work you're pretty likely to have an "I love ponies" email sent to 5,500 people, and that's pretty much also implying you're gay. It's how we teach newbies to keep their computers locked when they get up. Alternatives are offering to sell you computer/car/concert tickets really really cheap


They just change the wallpaper to Richard Simmons or something similar here at my work... I've done it, but I wouldn't send an email like this, unless it was just to the 8-10 people on his shift, if I was feeling like being an ass...
2014-08-13 12:20:29 PM
1 votes:
He was psychologically traumatized and had medical expenses? WTF? A fragile little snowflake like this probably shouldn't be in a corrections career anyway.

Just send out an email apologizing to the recipients and promising you will learn to log out of the computer next time you leave it unattended.
No big farking deal. What a drama queen.
2014-08-13 12:12:09 PM
1 votes:
A big wheel at one of my company's biggest customers occasionally copies me in on some really work-inappropriate stuff by mistake (hasty tab-completion, I assume - one of their engineers has a very similar email to mine)...it doesn't bother me, but I wonder about the confused look the intended recipient must have when asked about them later...
2014-08-13 12:10:56 PM
1 votes:

strangeluck: armor helix: The dumbass sent that email to 2300 people and didn't think he was going to get sued/fired over it?

This^


I thought that too, until I realized these dumbasses are prison guards.

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2014-08-13 12:03:11 PM
1 votes:

armor helix: The dumbass sent that email to 2300 people and didn't think he was going to get sued/fired over it?


If you don't lock your computer at my work you're pretty likely to have an "I love ponies" email sent to 5,500 people, and that's pretty much also implying you're gay. It's how we teach newbies to keep their computers locked when they get up. Alternatives are offering to sell you computer/car/concert tickets really really cheap
2014-08-13 11:52:48 AM
1 votes:
I am sooo embarrassed that this is my home state *blush*

I would have put up a defence along the line of, soooo you are so weak that a few words can destroy you?  Well you probably should not be a prison guard.
2014-08-13 09:21:13 AM
1 votes:
District Court Judge Susanne Cole this week ruled Adelaide Remand Centre officer Cosimo Tassone should receive $100,000 for non-economic loss, medical expenses and loss of wages over the email incident in July 2011. The email read: "Hello people, just a note to say that I am a homosexual and I am looking for like minded people to share time with."

Did he take up people on responses or something?
 
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