“A TV boss has been embarrassed after an email she sent to colleagues was belatedly leaked. Amanda Ross, 44, producer of Richard and Judy, sent the email after not getting the opportunity to sign a colleague’s birthday card.
“Her complaint was then circulated across dozens of TV companies after the email was leaked by a member of staff.
“Ross is joint managing director of Cactus TV, an independent production company…
“In the email, dated October 2005, she says: ‘I did not get to see or sign Maryam’s card. Can I remind you that the Cactus birthday tradition is mine, and I effectively pay for it, so if you can’t make it happen that I get to sign the card, then I will stop it.’
“She adds: ‘You are not to circulate any cards to anyone before I have signed them. This ‘sounds draconian’ but you have forced me to be that way, as you cannot make the simple system work. I am upset about this as I implemented the birthday tradition to show staff that Simon and I care about them.’
“A spokeswoman for Ms Ross said: “The employee in question was upset that Amanda and Simon [Ross, her husband and colleague] had not had the chance to sign the card.
“She [Amanda] was disappointed to not have been able to...”
So, what’s that all about?
Source: Press association, via The guardian . 31 March 2007 . uploaded 5 march 2013 . image: Free images