One of our VPs at sent an email to our entire sr executive/president regarding a MAJOR win for my company. He recognized three people for their contribution to this success. I played a key role in this project devoting countless hours, but my name was absent...
I have worked fairly closely with this VP throughout the past year on this project and have a decent relationship with him. Despite my better judgment I sent him a note reading "Am I chopped liver?"
He called me right away. Apparently he thought I reported to one of the people he thanked. He felt awful and apologized. I told him that I was merely hoping for some recognition for my efforts, and I appreciated his intentions even though he missed my name. I also found out my boss sent him a note questioning why my name was missing.
BOTTOM LINE: I feel like a jerk for sending that email - not very professional. Should I apologize for this, or treat it as water under the bridge?