Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Are You Out of the Office?

With the holidays upon us, the "out of office" auto-responders are on the rise. The best auto-responder we saw was this:

"Thank you for your message. I will be out of the office for the weekend. I'll be back in Monday."

Wow! We now have to let the world know that in fact we are not available 24/7...that we actually have a life. Of course, we're ones to talk...we're typing this at 9:30pm on a Wednesday night.

Well the holidays should not be any different. Don't let people know that you aren't focused on your job even though you are away. Be sure to set up your auto-response for the holidays as the following:

"Thank you for your email. Although I am out of the office for the holidays, please know that while I'm away with family and friends, rest assured I am thinking about my job."

When we send out our newsletter, we do get the 'Out of Office' auto-responses quite a bit. We imagine that with this particular subject, we will get the following: "Out of Office: Are You Out of the Office?"

Remember to have fun whether you are in the office or out of the office this holiday season!

As business humor speakers, The O'Shea Report offers corporate comedy, motivational humor keynotes, and change speakers for meetings and conventions.

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