Facebook Epic Fail email viral – starring Kyle Doyle

October 22, 2008

The names have been changed – but here us the infamous Facebook email of someone being busted pulling a sickie – we may have a new internet star in the making… Good luck KD 🙂

UPDATE  6.15pm Oct 23:

1. Comments saying it’s fake. We looked into this yesterday. KD is a real person. Source of email has not been verified. Suspicion around the am pm dates not being capitalised.
2. People unhappy we changed the names but we’re really just reporting the viral phenomenon – not the people involved (update… the actual name is now in the header seeing as other people have published it).
3. Australian published an article (here)
4. The Facebook profile is there but no longer public (as of 5pmOct 23)
5. SMH (here) Ninemsn (here)
6. Friends bombarded his wall with feedback during the day (see some of this below). Many of KDs friends were contacted by the media asking for his mobile # requesting interviews.
7. The mail seemed to “go viral” around midday on Oct 22, despite the email contents being dated Aug 27th.

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That facebook profile – it appears completely genuine to us.

From: John Smith
Sent:
Wednesday, 27 August 2008 9:35 a.m.
To:
Karl Dowell
Subject:
Absence on Thursday 21st 2008
Hi Karl,
Please provide a medical certificate stating a valid reason for your sick leave on Thursday 21st 2008.
Thank You

JOHN SMITH

Real Time Manager

From: Karl Dowell
Sent:
Wednesday, 27 August 2008 9:38 a.m.
To:
John Smith
Subject:
RE: Absence on Thursday 21st 2008
Niresh,
1 day leave absences do not require a medical certificate as stated in my contract, provided I have stated that I am on leave for medical reasons.
Thanks
Regards,

Karl Dowell

Resolutions Expert – Technical

From: John Smith
Sent:
Wednesday, 27 August 2008 9:39 a.m.
To:
Karl Dowell
Subject:
RE: Absence on Thursday 21st 2008
Hi Karl,
Usually that is the case, as per your contract. However please note that leave during these occasions is only granted for genuine medical reasons. You line manager has determined that your leave was not due to medical reasons and as such we cannot grant leave on this occasion.

JOHN SMITH
Real Time Manager

From: Karl Dowell
Sent:
Wednesday, 27 August 2008 9:43 a.m.
To:
John Smith
Subject:
RE: Absence on Thursday 21st 2008

Hi Niresh,
My leave was due to medical reasons, so you cannot deny leave based on a line manager’s discretion, with no proof, please process leave as requested.
Thanks
Regards,

Karl Dowell

Resolutions Expert – Technical

 

From: John Smith
Sent:
Wednesday, 27 August 2008 9:50 a.m.
To:
Karl Dowell
Subject:
RE: Absence on Thursday 21st 2008
Hi Karl,
I believe the proof that you are after is below
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JOHN SMITH

Real Time Manager,
____

From: Karl Dowell
Sent:
Wednesday, 27 August 2008 9:55 a.m.
To:
John Smith
Subject:
RE: Absence on Thursday 21st 2008

HAHAHA LMAO epic fail
No worries man
Regards,

Karl Dowell

Resolutions Expert – Technical

Below: Snapshot of Chatter on KD’s wall before it was made non-public…
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