getting back at your colleague...

Posted by Tandarin Nike Tuesday, June 15, 2010 9:29 PM
We have all been there.

There, where it feels like it is you against the world.

Much like the Career-Builder ads on TV where a helpless, hapless person is up against a bunch of monkeys.

Literally. Here are a few thoughts that let you get back at those monkeys (read colleagues), should you be out-of-office the next time.

Quite a few are compelling than a “Mmm interesting. Let me think about it and revert back” I have been tempted to use.

My personal favorites are 6 & 7.

1. I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position. Be prepared for my mood.

2. I’m not really out of the office. I’m just ignoring you.

3. You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn’t have received anything at all.

4. Sorry to have missed you but I am at the doctors having my brain removed so that I may be promoted to management

5. I will be unable to delete all the unread, worthless emails you send me until I return from vacation on 6/30/10. Please be patient and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.

6. Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged $5.99 for the first ten words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message.

7. The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again.’(The beauty of this is that when you return, you can see how many in-duh-viduals did this over and over).

8. Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system. You are currently in 352nd place, and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks.

9. Please reply to this e-mail so I will know that you got this message. I am on a holiday. Your e-mail has been deleted.

10. Hi. I’m thinking about what you’ve just sent me. Please wait by your PC for my response.

11. Hi! I’m busy negotiating the salary for my new job. Don’t bother to leave me any messages.

12. I’ve run away to join a different circus.

13. I will be out of the office for the next 2 weeks for medical reasons. When I return, please refer to me as ‘Soni’ instead of ‘Sonu’.

Now what tickled your funny bone?

4 Response to "getting back at your colleague..."

  1. shivani Says:

    Hahaha! actually all...but i guess these can only be attempted by experienced guys having a back up plan na?From all i know the Hari Sadus in the office leave you with no options if u challenge them even if it's no words and just a smirk.
    Hahaha...nice to know that for being promoted to management u don't need brains...i know all the budding MBA'S will give a unanimous vote to that.
    Enjoyed this humour in daily life post.:)
    Keep it coming and thanks for making me laff.

  2. Tandarin Nike Says:

    All of us have to have a back up plan these days Shivani. Brains don't matter much after you have made in roads to the golden circle of the management structure of your individual organisation. After that, being at the right place at the right time matters. This post was written in good humour. Thanks for promptly visiting my blog as always.

  3. le embrouille blogueur Says:

    All of them... but I think I like the management one most !! Will be back for more. Good stuff !!

  4. Tandarin Nike Says:

    Thanks @le embrouille blogueur. Please do visit often and leave your comments.

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