When someone is angry and they email the co-worker they're pissed at and unnecessarily copy the boss, the boss's boss, the boss's boss's boss, and so forth, all the way to the top. Usually it ends up back-firing.
She was so pissed that the printer didn't work she emailed up all the way to the CEO. Turns out it was out of paper.
av AbsoluteT 16 april 2009