Originally Posted by HBHoss
The company e-mail is not personal regardless of what the employee was told to do.
It wasn't the company e-mail, it was his hotmail account, and at no time were the e-mails transmitted across company equipment.
Anyway, this morning, I got pushed, and probably unwisely, I pushed back. The e-mail thing was really the tip of the iceberg of my disapproval of policy. I dumped all my concerns and opinions on the table, and they decided to re-evaluate some of their management decisions.
Considering if they fired me, the company would be bankrupt in about 2 weeks, I felt like I had some level of impunity. Everything worked out since I ponied up, but still... I wouldn't want to repeat that eggshell stepping anytime soon.