"Brad the Cad"
December 22, 2000 11:23 AM   Subscribe

"Brad the Cad" is disciplined, but not fired. This is the man who forwarded an email, describing his sexual prowess to four people, thus starting a world wide fury. Speculation on exactly how he was disciplined includes losing out on his annual bonus.
posted by karenh (12 comments total)

What I've been curious about is whether the woman forgave him or dumped him.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 12:00 PM on December 22, 2000

Supposedly, one of the British tabloids posted pictures of Brad and Claire. Post the links here if anyone finds them.
posted by waxpancake at 12:01 PM on December 22, 2000

The e-mail: http://www.hotdonna.demon.co.uk/swires.html

posted by mrbula at 12:37 PM on December 22, 2000

I hate oblivious dorks who include all the email headers of every message they forward. It's like they're all walking along with ever-lengthening pieces of toilet paper stuck to their shoes.
posted by rodii at 5:44 PM on December 22, 2000

One assumes he'll also be losing out on his "yum" bonus for some time to, er, come.
posted by dhartung at 6:35 PM on December 22, 2000

Oh, Dan. That was bad. I'm grimacing here.

Oh yeah, and does anyone have pictures of Claire? Just for research purposes, of course...

posted by anildash at 6:42 PM on December 22, 2000

Actually, I just received a porn mail spam, purporting to lead me to pictures of "Claire" doing the thing which supposedly kicked off this whole thing. Allegedly. I haven't clicked through, for a number of very obvious reasons.
posted by bradlands at 6:55 PM on December 22, 2000

"Consequently, the hundreds of readers demanding this information should get a life and leave this reporter alone."

I love the inevitable catch-22 of these kinda situations. It is the press' job to report stuff that at least some economically viable percentage of the public would be interested in learning about. The Washington Post is trying to operate in good taste but it just makes them look stupid. Had they joined the bandwagon they'd look just as bad. Y'can't win nowadays.
posted by ZachsMind at 11:47 PM on December 22, 2000

How on earth did this become so important? That is what I'd like to know.
posted by AndyGrossman at 12:00 AM on December 23, 2000

dumbasses + email = self destruction.at least Darwinism works for some things.
posted by Mr. skullhead at 1:48 PM on December 23, 2000

How on earth did this become so important? That is what I'd like to know.

Well, it's great for broadsheet opinion pieces, ranging from the "curse of the forwarded email" to "urban legends" to "what does the RIP Act mean for private email?"

My take: it's a testament to the way in which email has completely permeated the City of London's professional environment, not just as a tool of business, but as a social lubricant (if you pardon the intimations).

As I said in an earlier post, I know one of the young lawyers who was disciplined for forwarding the original Chait reply: back when we were at college together, he and his mates had an email list to share dirty jokes and other stuff. And my guess is that his generation of trainee lawyers, accountants etc -- at college from 1994 to 1997 -- are the first to be completely at home with that kind of approach to email. Except that they've now learned that college netiquette doesn't necessarily translate to the office.
posted by holgate at 2:14 PM on December 23, 2000


Although salary and bonus at law firms vary considerably, lawyers working in the same field said a new attorney might earn a salary of about $60,000 a year, with a bonus of roughly half his salary.

hahahahahahano. Or at least: those "lawyers in the same field" are exaggerating their incomes in order to negotiate their next pay rise.
posted by holgate at 3:51 PM on December 23, 2000

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