It started yesterday morning when my boss left me a voice mail message asking me to call him back because he had something to talk to me about. Although I'm usually an optimist, this voice mail message made my heart sink as I imagined I was about to be reprimanded for something that happened last week.
I got into a bit of a testy email exchange with the manager of our production dept because I'd been asking for an ETA on a client's product for a week. I wasn't asking for the completion of the product that day, just an ETA I could give the client. The manager ended the email exchange by telling me I was being "disrespectful" and suggested that if I were dissatisfied by the answer I'd gotten from him, I should work with my manager, who was cc'd on the email.
At first I deleted the email in disgust, but after I'd settled down a bit I decided to apologize by writing this: