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Subject: Re: list policies about vacation programs
From: JC Dill <inet-list @ vo . cnchost . com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2003 13:18:20 -0700
To: list-managers @ greatcircle . com
In-reply-to: <3F3FD78D.9060402@panix.com>
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At 12:29 PM 8/17/2003, David W. Tamkin wrote:
>JC Dill wrote,
>
>>Playing Devil's Advocate here:
>
>When Robert Altman cast Shelley Duvall as Olive Oyl in "Popeye," one 
>critic whose review I read called it "the role she was born to play."
>
>>So, I'm sitting there waiting for the boss to reply, not knowing
>>that the boss is gone.
>
>Then why did you relegate the boss to Cc:?  People from whom a response is 
>important belong on the To: line.

IMHO, you use the To: line for the person the email is addressed TO.  You 
CC: others who you want to keep appraised of the discussion.

>The boss, either not on vacation or back from vacation, could very 
>logically look at your message, see that [s]he was merely carboned, and 
>figure that you just wanted him/her to read the message and that that 
>would be enough; that you would probably not find a reply from him/her 
>unwelcome, but you weren't expecting one.

It depends on the way the organization works.  At many organizations I've 
worked at, the CC entry works the way I described it, and sending an OoO to 
emails you are CC'd on would be appropriated to let the parties know that 
you aren't going to be responding right away.

So, that's why I feel that electing to implement an OoO to reply to a CC'd 
email is an individual decision.

jc


jc



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