Recruitment exec fired for nasty e-mail

Dec. 11, 2011 at 9:02 PM

LONDON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A United Kingdom recruitment executive was fired from his job at a headhunting firm after sending an expletive-filled e-mail to a job hopeful and 4,000 others.

Manos Katsampoukas sent a polite e-mail to recruitment firms inquiring about finance or marketing jobs, and for some reason, Gary Chaplin, an executive in his 40s making more than $300,000 a year, took it upon himself to send back a scathing response for "all 4,000 people you have e-mailed," The Sun reported Saturday.

In the reply, which was riddled with expletives, Chaplin said, "Please [expletive]off -- you are too stupid to get a job, even in banking."

On Friday, Chaplin said the e-mail "was a moment of idiocy."

"I am now looking for a job just a few days before Christmas," he said. "If I could turn back the clock I would. I will regret this forever."

"Gary went a bit overboard with what he said about me but I have thick skin," said Dan McCarthy, who was mentioned in Chaplin's e-mail. "I was more concerned with what he said about the job-seeker -- as I think this creates a terrible impression of our industry. I would like people to know that we are not all like Gary Chaplin."

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