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August 27, 2015
Thomson Reuters

Note: This post reflects my personal opinions, and not those of my employer.


You know thatΒ you work at a big company when the Wall Street Journal covers your email problems.

Thomson Reuters is a conglomerate with about 50,000 employees across the globe.

Thomson Reuters is different than other conglomerates like Berkshire Hathaway or Samsung, becauseΒ itΒ has a standardized set of operating principles, consistent branding across divisions, and shared IT and HR resources.

My company apparently also has massive shared listservs.

I first noticed the problem after glancing at my email around 8 a.m. yesterday. I somehow had 54 emails despite being at inbox zero the night before.