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Holiday potluck email turns into reply-all thread of mayhem after it was sent to 25,000 Utah workers

Reply all: Holiday potluck email descends into utter chaos after it was accidentally sent to 25,000 state employees in Utah

  • Holiday potluck email from ‘Maria’ turned into a reply-all thread of mayhem 
  • The email was accidentally sent to 25,000 state government employees in Utah  
  • Dozens of emails were shared on Twitter from folks asking to be taken off thread 

What was supposed to be a simple holiday potluck email from Maria turned into a reply-all thread of mayhem after it was sent to 25,000 state government employees in Utah. 

Several employees immediately asked to be taken off the reply-all thread, according to screenshots shared online. 

‘So this is happening right now. It’s Replyall-gate 2018. Adventures in state government. #ReplyAll Actually don’t reply all,’ government spokesman, Joe Dougherty tweeted. 

What was supposed to be a simple holiday potluck email from Maria turned into a reply-all thread of mayhem after it was sent to 25,000 state government employees in Utah

Several employees immediately asked to be taken off the reply-all thread, according to screenshots shared online

Several employees immediately asked to be taken off the reply-all thread, according to screenshots shared online

Government spokesman, Joe Dougherty tweeted about some of the madness. His tweet also included dozens of emails (pictured) from employees responding to the email madness around 9.30am Friday morning

Government spokesman, Joe Dougherty tweeted about some of the madness. His tweet also included dozens of emails (pictured) from employees responding to the email madness around 9.30am Friday morning

His tweet also included dozens of emails from employees responding to the email madness around 9.30am Friday morning. 

‘STOP REPLYING TO ALL,’ one person said, while another added: ‘STOP THE MADNESS.’ 

One frustrated person asked: ‘Will you please reply to just the sender? 

And though some employees were annoyed by the whole ordeal, others joked about the snafu.

‘Do contractors get to come?’ one person asked. Another said: ‘I have a can of SPAM left from last year.’ Others were grateful for the invite, saying: ‘Thank you! I love food!’

Even Utah’s Lt Gov Spencer Cox couldn’t escape the chaos. 

‘This is real and it’s an emergency. Started out as a potluck and $5 white elephant gift exchange in one department and someone accidentally cc’d every state employee. I fear this will never end,’ he tweeted. 

By 11.10am on Friday, the email chain seemed to have run its course.

 

 

By 11.10am on Friday, the email chain seemed to have run its course

By 11.10am on Friday, the email chain seemed to have run its course

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