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How to write the best ‘Out of Office’ auto reply email, according to Twitter

Are you taking vacation leave this December? As many of us have several days left up to use, it’s high time to kick back and relax at the end of the year. To minimise disruptions from work, it is also very important to set up an Out of Office auto reply email. Here’s a bit of inspiration for what to write.

As technology makes us evermore accessible and your boss can reach you at almost every hour at almost any place, it’s important to set boundaries when you indulge in your much-deserved break from work. As we discussed earlier this month with an HR professional, an Out of Office (or OOO) reply email is an important part of this.

Normally, the Out of Office response details your return date, and who to contact in case of emergencies or urgent matters. Sometimes, it’s a little cheekier.

Here, we lean into the latter, and seek inspiration from Twitter for the best, most hilarious OOO responses. Straight to the point, somewhat passive aggressive, and very inspiring if you really want your colleagues and clients to leave you alone — until 2 January, at least.

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How to craft the perfect Out of Office reply email, according to Twitter

Reminds us of the menu at Gaggan.

Make us of bold, italics, and underline.

A little Mary Poppins never killed nobody

Avenge me.

This very accurate timeline of events.

What would it be for Asia?

Fair logic.

For literature lovers.


Is this… too much honesty?

Cheat code?

A child’s honest beats all.

Leave all those problems for the new year.

How to write the best ‘Out of Office’ auto reply email, according to Twitter

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