People Hilariously Empathize With The Intern After HBO Max Email Snafu – HuffPost
Many Twitter users are expressing empathy for an anonymous (and possibly fictitious) intern blamed for an email that mistakenly went out to some people on HBO Max’s mailing list on Thursday night.
“We mistakenly sent out an empty test email to a portion of our HBO Max mailing list this evening,” the company tweeted. “We apologize for the inconvenience, and as the jokes pile in, yes, it was the intern. No, really. And we’re helping them through it. ❤️”
We mistakenly sent out an empty test email to a portion of our HBO Max mailing list this evening. We apologize for the inconvenience, and as the jokes pile in, yes, it was the intern. No, really. And we’re helping them through it. ❤️
The email in question had the subject line “Integration Test Email #1″ and the body of the email read, “This template is used by integration tests only.”
The responses were broadly those of support for this alleged intern, along with some criticism for HBO Max’s public casting of blame. And many people took the opportunity to share their own disastrous and/or hilarious mishaps at work.
I once sent out a 1-900 sex hotline as a conference call number for the Women’s National Democratic Club, the average age of membership was about 78.
I once accidentally uploaded a sexy pic I sent to my boyfriend at the time to a shared drive and a coworker pulled it up in a presentation to a conference room full of high level execs. On a 72-inch projector screen.
Dear Intern, when I was 25 I made a PDF assigning each employee to the Muppet they reminded me of the most. I meant to send it to my work friend, but I accidentally sent it to the entire company. My supervisor (Beaker) wanted to fire me, but the owners (Bert & Ernie) intervened. https://t.co/zMKvQ6nxjj
Dear Intern, I was using my desktop calendar to make a monthly note of when I started my menstrual period, but after several months I realized I was making that note on a calendar I shared with all of my colleagues company wide. I was 37 years old.
To top it all off, Monica Lewinsky weighed in with a few words of wisdom for any intern caught in the crosshairs of controversy, referencing frequently circulated images of her wearing a beret in the 1990s and offering assurance that “it gets better.”