A：Hi Chen Hao. May I talk to you for a minute after you finish copying those documents?
A：It seems that you sent an e-mail to one of your colleagues last week. You said some uncomplimentary things about a co-worker.
A：The one you sent to Bill complaining about Sue's work on your current project.
A：It seems that you criticized her failure to meet deadlines, her inattention to detail and her inability to work with others.
A：I imagine there was a lot of pressure.
A：It is understandable that you needed to vent to someone and get advice on how to handle the situation, but e-mail was the wrong way to do it.
A：Let's talk more about this later on. I have a meeting in five minutes.
C：Amy, 你刚才说我不应该发电子邮件给Bill, 为什么？
A：After Bill read your e-mail, he forwarded it to Lee who has also worked with Sue. I don' think Bill meant any harm. He wanted to know if Lee had had any of the same issues.
C：Bill 看完电子邮件后，转寄给Lee, 那也没什么啊。
A：Wait. There' more. Lee and Sue are friends so Lee sent a copy of your message to her.
A：You don't know how bad it is. Sue was upset and passed your e-mail on to several friends in her department. In short you email has created something of an office war. People are taking sides.
A：You need to go directly to Sue and talk to her.
A：That's right. You owe her an apology for your bad judgment in involving Bill and not discussing your issues with her first.
A：The point is that e-mail should not be used to send messages that are sensitive or confidential.