Old Wives' Tales
Radio & TV
Toxin du jour
Claim: Employee of South Korean firm gets fired after his
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2001]
Origins: Apparently the lesson of the Claire Swire incident hasn't quite yet reached Korea: Don't send messages
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:
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