Ever wondered what it takes to be an office Chandler? some cool and funny out of office emails to start with!
Everything is a lot more chirpier and merrier during Christmas and New Year. People are high on sugar & brownies, astonished with the lights & well just straight-up looking forward to the long weekend. (ooo, the peace!)
How about this new year you send your out of office emails with a pinch of humour & merriness so that people remember you’re not around in the funniest way possible.
Let’s get creative!
1.I’m busy watching Christmas movies & Harry Potter. Catch ya during the popcorn break or on the <date> I see you!
Movie holiday like a fun place to be. Have you heard about the reunion happening on New Year yet? Anupama and IIFA awards is also on the list. DND.
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2. I’ll get back to you once I’m back from my long-awaited trip to the fridge.
Is it necessary to have plans for the weekend? Who said travelling to the fridge doesn’t make you a travel freak?
3. You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of office. YOU SHOULD BE TOO. Go out and have fun bro!
Well, it is what it is!
4. I will be out of the office from [DATE] until [DATE] without access to email. If you contact me, I’ll be calling the holiday police on you.
Cmon, holiday police should arrest you for calling people on a holiday!
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5. It’s Vacay time! If you really need me, feel free to join me at my hometown for the New Year’s Party!
6. This holiday season, let’s be really clear where we are!
I’m out of town for a refreshing trek. Currently surviving on Maggi & Tea in the mountains, I’ll get back to you when I return to civilization with WiFi or to the office on <date>. Whichever comes first.
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7. It’s Not a Hangover, It’s Food Poisoning — I Swear!
If you wanna be really truthful. (wink wink)
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8. Did you just got lost in the woods?
Hey there. Right now I am camping in the woods with family, far from any cell tower or wifi hotspot. This blessing/curse means I haven’t even seen this email right now and probably won’t until I return to the 21st century. I’ll be back on [DAY] and will catch up on all mail then. Thanks.
8. On days, you don’t even wanna type!
9. 404: Employee not found.
User Code Error: The person you’re trying to reach is either sleeping or far away from their PC. Please wait or email again later.
JK. Who’s counting the naps during the holiday season?
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10. Send Photos!!
I’m away for the weekend. Back on 5th Jan. Drinking carols & singing wine. Will reply to you as soon as possible. Please send photos of dogs around you to alert me that you’ve sent an email. This is the most important.
So which one are you sending before the next holiday week kicks off?
Albeit the workplace collab tools such as Google Drive, Slack, Trello or Microsoft Teams, email still remains inevitable part of work communication. Regardless of the accountability, easy accessibility and transparency, email has yet turned out to be the most monotonous communication at work. With just a few simple out of office emails, you can trigger a few chuckles this holiday season.