Buzz of excitement over fly story

Personnel Today caused a media frenzy last week after breaking ‘Swattergate’ – a leaked series of e-mails from professional services firm KPMG, in which staff debated how to get rid of a fly in the office.

The Times, Daily Telegraph, Mirror, London’s Evening Standard and Metro, and even the Gulf Times in Qatar all ran stories detailing the fly-on-the-wall account.

The e-mail exchange described how KPMG’s service desk warned staff not use aerosols for safety’s sake, and said it would contact the firm’s contract cleaners to come and deal with the lone menace.

Personnel Today editor, Karen Dempsey, said: “Following ‘Ketchupgate’, this highlights the danger of using e-mail.”

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