I think I told you guys that my temporary position turned permanent and for the most part I like my new job. One thing I have a problem with is inconsiderate people in the workplace and I HATE making mistakes. Learning a new job I'm dealing with the fact that mistakes are inevitable and that I am not perfect.
Sadly, I have perfection issues.
|I TRIED TO FIND MISS PERFECT|
I made a minor mistake at work today. Under normal circumstances I would have caught it but a lot was going on. We have 2 days until a deadline on a compliance issue so I wasn't worried because...
We have 2 DAYS.
What turned it into a major mistake was my coworker. I felt like he could/should have come to me via phone, email or even face to face and told me my mistake and allowed me to send a correction via email myself.
Instead he decided to send a MASS email highlighting my mistake.
I'm kinda curious as to how you all would have reacted in this situation and I then I'll tell you what I did.
THE CONCLUSION: Thanks for the comments, suggestions and advice y'all I really appreciate it. :)
Anywhoo...This is what happened.
I fumed about it for a bit and I had so much work to do yesterday I couldn't even concentrate to finish so I sent him an email. Here is an abbreviated version.
Good Afternoon Fool,(Haha not really) In the future if there is a problem
I would appreciate if you contact me
first via email or phone before you send
a mass email highlighting a mistake I've
made. I could have just as easily
responded to Director XXXX myself letting
her know of my error and I would have
given the chance to. I am new here and I
choose to believe your intent was not to
embarrass me, but it did. I definitely
would have contacted YOU first before
I sent an email like you did. Thank you.GP
I think I handled it okay. Definitely not how I wanted to handle it but... oh well.
I think he needs to apologize. If he doesn't we officially have BEEF!