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Please note that both of these people, James Poulin and Sarah Allard, remained, at the time of writing, at Convergys in positions of authority. Note the email listing and who, therefore, knows about this Grand Guignol. Given how wholeheartedly and universally Allard is disliked, not only because of her constant ill humour, in S2CC1, what keeps her employed? It has been mooted that the messages were fake. Hardly true, with the headers as shown, is it?


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Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 22:17:54 EDT

From:"Dan MacConnell"



Tim, here is the email I was talking about. This is the best email I have read bashing Taima employees :)

Nick thought you would like it too.



Later, guys



Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 21:24:56 -0400

From: Sean M


To: ,,†† ,,, ,, , , ,,, , , , , , , , , ,


Subject: To anyone wishing to succeed at Taima Corporation: Please Read


I understand that some of you first level technicians are having a hard time advancing past the phone lines.There is an easier way to become second level or beyond that you should know about.Just look at Sarah Allard ( ), from the NetZero call center.


Frustrated with her lack of growth within the company, for the past two months Sarah has decided to increase her chances of success within Taima by taking a well known back door that works in virtually any company.Sarah managed to score choice shifts, a promotion and got added to the JHSC committee, and apparently she's due to move into a QA or second level position within a week or so (she has been promised the position already un-officially). There is no doubt this method works.


How did she go from barely noticeable to front of the line treatment? All she had to do was swallow her pride and start having sex with a lonely, 30-something, overweight, loser Taima supervisor who lives at home with his mother in Kanata and likely very rarely gets laid due to his homely looks and tired physique.I'd withhold names but that wouldn't be fair to those involved, it's James Poulin, Quality Coordinator, Supervisor for Road Runner & JHSC Co-Chair ( ), who became the first subject to get used.


A few good fuck sessions and bingo, you're in luck. Check this killer message sent right from his work account through taima email.I left all the headers in for you doubters, just check it out for yourself. Within weeks of the beginning of their relationship, Sarah had already scored a guaranteed-not-to-be-refused position when a position on the JHSC board became available.Membership has its privileges!


Now before you all go running out to have sex with senior staff members, please remember this route to self-promotion does have some drawbacks. In some, if not all companies, management-employee sexual relations is generally frowned upon by upper management, so the secret is to make sure only middle management finds out.It often leads to sexual harassment lawsuits and other legal problem that public companies prefer not to deal with.Often times both employee and managers actually lose their jobs in the aftermath when their relationship becomes public.


Unfortunately for Sarah, getting involved with a simpleton like our example James Poulin is not a wise idea, since he has bragged about his accomplishments in front of too many people, making their relationship widely known to everyone, thus running the risk of having both of them fired. Your own mileage may vary.


Another problem with sleeping around is that the supervisor you choose might misinterpret your sexual offerings for promotions as a sign of true affection or "love".This can make things a little hairy again if it ever comes time to dismiss a staff member or if you have to start sleeping with others further up the corporate ladder.Again, unfortunately, in our example James seems to have fallen quite deeply in love with Sarah (See below).


After doing much research into this particular case study of Taima adultery, I've come across an amazing amount of email passed through the Taima mail servers, which, of course, are not secure, and are likely monitored by upper management to make sure nothing inappropriate is sent in or out.Please be aware of this, it is very important for the secrecy portion of this strategy.In our Sarah/James case, there were 12-15 of such messages, which makes for very interesting reading!I'll be forwarding a few of these little love messages to your mailing list every once in a while, if nothing else but to keep your interest peaked.


Ta-Ta for now. Please forward this message to anyone you think it might help in their quest for getting a promotion!


(BTW: if anyone has direct internal server access to James or Sarah's email at Taima please forward out some of the juicier stuff that might not already be in my collection.Please send complete header information for verification only.It would help my research immensely!)


And Sarah:Consider just the truth letting you off easy.You know how much worse it could have been.I'll keep my word.


The email storyline that Sean (Allardís original boyfriend) included:



From: James Poulin <>

To: Sarah Allard <>

Cc: Roger Barker <>

Subject: JHSC Position

Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 14:46:09 -0400

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Hi Sarah,


In todays JHSC Meeting, you have been selected as one of three positions, to represent Taima for the employee level.


Do you accept this role?


If so, please reply for confirmation.


Thank you,


James Poulin

S2 JHSC Co-Chair

Taima Corporation



From: James Poulin <>

To: Sarah Allard <>

Subject: Something that reminds me of you. . .

Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 14:49:45 -0400

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Somebody told me / Once in a lifetime / Destiny finds you and blows you away /

Spins you in circles / Pulls you in pieces / Bleeds you like Jesus / And goes on its way /

But it's oh so simple sometimes / Just to lay your heart open wide /

If you wanna get to heaven / Then you gotta take the ride



Love lift me / Wherever you are /Convince me / I'm safe in your arms /

Love lift me / Make sense of it all /

Teach me to fly / And don't let me fall


Somebody told me / Love makes you stupid / Makes you go crazy / Makes you go blind /

Comes uninvited / And leaves when it wants to / Calls you at midnight and ties up your line /

But it's oh so sweet when it's right (there's nothin' better) / And you swear you won't but you might (you're gonna try) /

Gotta fumble in the dark if you wanna see the light




And when it's all said and done / It's just the same for everyone /

You're busy making your plans /

Love's like a bird baby / Flying out of your hands


And it's oh so hard to explain (we don't know nothin') / And your heart gets hold of your brain (but still we try) /

Better batten down the hatches baby / Here we go again


Love lift me / Wherever you are / Convince me / I'm safe in your arms /

Love lift me /I'm waiting on you /

'Cause nothing can lift me / The way that you do / Love lift me /

Love lift me / Love lift me (only love can take me higher) / I wanna fly






Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 09:50:32 -0400 (EDT)

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Hi Sweety,


9:44am (6:44am your time). Just thinking of you, hoping Iwill be able to talk to you today. You can call collect you know..


I slept ok. But I couldnt fall asleep after I talked to you. I miss you.


I'm dreading the news you may bring me on Thursday. I'm so scared of losing you.


Rick and I are going to the trailer this evening. I plan to be back 10pm the latest. I sure hope I don't miss your call.


If I don't answer my phone, keep trying. Collect will be fine.


Miss you, and I look forward to seeing you soon.


PS: jason Maclean is having a House Warming Get Together this friday evening. you interested in going with me?





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You're good :)



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Well its 10:23pm and I just ate.

Im sitting here, thinking about you and I.Feeling like I still found something/someone that I have been looking for, for so long.

The energy and chemistry between us is something that I never experienced with anyone else before.When I am with you, I feel this large amount of comfort, caring, passion and most of all. a sense of un-conditional bonding.

As I sit back with you, I feel that I want to be with you.As a friend, companion, and a lover.I know that at this point in time anything more than what we currently have is forbidden until a decision is made on your part.I respect You and Sean to much to put your relationship into a position that it can break, because of me.

I can tell you that I feel you may be at the end of your relationship, and just like me, I may be helping you by showing you that there is and can be more out there for you. (like you have done for me, and I thank you for your thoughts ..).

As people grow older, we find prospects.I never thought that we would ever be where we are now.And more-so, I never thought that you would have fallen for me like you have.

I feel lucky. Very lucky.

I want to share so much of my life with you. Things I do, people I know, and more so the love and commitment I have to offer.I realize that I made be jumping the gun, but I really do want to get to know you more and more every day.

I can only be responsible and neutral for you.I want to you to be happy.If you are happy with Sean, then you should stay together. And I will support you on that. Like I promised you I would.

I won't let you down.

However, if you do wish to peruse a relationship with me.I would be honored to be by your side, as a friend, companion and lover. I want to be the one. And I want you to be the one.

Lastly, I dont want you to feel guilty. What we have is natural and it is without any intention to hurt anyone.

Well .. its 11:03pm and I'm going to wait for your call.

Sarah, I miss you, and I want us to be together.


Waiting for your call sweety.



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God Dammit, I miss you.


ks. hg.


my way too much.



That's all for now folks, stay tuned for new developments and more steamy messages from Taima.


And you thought all the jokes about using knee-pads at Taima were funny...Reality is sometimes stranger than fiction.


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