This mail came to me as a casual forward. While, most people will take it as a joke, but this is the grim corporate reality. What you see as an appreciation, later comes out as an sarchasm. What you see is not what is happening.. People trying to gain that extra edge all the time… and what not..

This mail was sent by someone’s senior, to the HR dept in two mails realising that the employee is reading the appraisal over his shoulder.. the second mail is actually the real trick where you realise how shrewed a proper manager can be.. they reprimand you in a way that you actually look forward to the next encounter…

Now, coming to the point, here is the mail

Attention: Human Resources

Joe Smith, my assistant programmer, can always be found

hard at work in his cubicle. Joe works independently, without

wasting company time talking to colleagues. Joe never

thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and he always

finishes given assignments on time. Often Joe takes extended

measures to complete his work, sometimes skipping

coffee breaks. Joe is an individual who has absolutely no

vanity in spite of his high accomplishments and profound

knowledge in his field. I firmly believe that Joe can be

classed as a high-calibre employee, the type which cannot be

dispensed with. Consequently, I duly recommend that Joe be

promoted to executive management, and a proposal will be

executed as soon as possible.

Project Leader

e-mail number 2
Attention: Human Resources
Joe Smith was reading over my shoulder while I wrote the report sent to you earlier today. Kindly read only the odd numbered lines [1, 3, 5, etc.] for my true assessment of his ability.
Project Leader