Things to note in a contemporary office setting:
- Always Reply to All to an email, it's common courtesy. This is something that I had no idea about when I first started professionally contacting clients, vendors, and even employers. For me, the best way to address this issue was to simply make Reply to All my go-to reply button, so that even if there was no one else CC'ed on something, all of my bases were covered. I made it second nature.
- Read all of your emails before responding to any of them, and before even asking questions. I am still guilty of this to this day. I just get so curious, eager, and I have a penchant for crossing things off my to-do list. So if I answer an email immediately, that's one less thing I have to worry about! Until of course I come across the other 5 emails regarding that email.
- Double check that you've attached the file that you said you had attached. It's happened to me so many times that I've sent an email in which I said I attached an invoice/photo/diagram and it turns out, it in fact was not attached. It's not the end of the world, but I always feel so green when that happens to me.