To 'bc' or not to 'cc': it's not a tricky one

While we're on the subject of email catastrophes, an account manager at Harris Hill, a recruitment firm for the not-for-profit sector, should also place his chin on his chest in shameful penitence.

When a new press officer role popped up, he sent an email round to all the people likely to be interested. Except that the recruitment consultant forgot the crucial difference between 'bc'ing' and 'cc'ing'.

Diary is now in possession of the email addresses of 75 unhappy employees, some of whom are far higher up the pecking order than a press officer. Any rival recruiters please send bribes to the usual address.

Meanwhile a warning to all those on the job-hunt: using your work email address to sign up to a recruitment company is not a clever move.

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