Claim: Employee of South Korean firm gets fired after his
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2001]
So I’ve been in Korea for about a week and a half now and what can I say, LIFE IS GOOD….
I’ve got a spanking brand new 2000 sq. foot
So,…. all of you fuckers better keep in touch and start making plans to come out and visit my ass ASAP, I’ll show you guys an unbelievable time….My contact info is below…. Oh, by the way,… someone’s gotta start fedexing me boxes of domes,…I brought out about 40 but I think I’ll run out of them by Saturday…..
Origins: Apparently the lesson of the Claire Swire incident hasn’t quite yet reached Korea: Don’t send messages
describing your sexual exploits from your employer’s
In May 2001, Mr. Chung, a 24-year-old Princeton graduate who had started his job with Carlyle in South Korea only a few days earlier, sent the bit of braggadocio quoted above to eleven friends at the New York office of Merrill Lynch where he previously worked. At least one of them passed it outside the circle of recipients to acquaintances on Wall Street, and it didn’t take long before
A few bits of sage advice from news accounts of the Chung affair:
- “Never send an e-mail when a bathroom wall will do.”
- “If you don’t want it published in The New York Times, don’t write it.”
Last updated: 12 July 2007