10% of US employees say their company has used email to fire or lay off employees. And 17% indicated their boss used emails to avoid other difficult face-to-face conversations.
5% of respondents had been the recipient of a humiliating email that was copied to other individuals. 23% of workers have received a politically incorrect email, 15% have been the recipients of an email sent in anger, and 13% reported receiving flirtatious emails, Harris Interactive reports.
19% said they had sent an email to the wrong person, and 38% had sent an email without an intended attachment.
All these figures are evidence of some of the bad management practices with email in the workplace.