Humorous Out-of-Office Email Response: "Automatic Reply: F* You

Jaxon Wildwood

Updated Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

In a recent Reddit post titled "My boss takes his vacation very seriously," users were treated to a screenshot of an out-of-office email response that has left everyone in stitches. The image shows an email notification with a highly unexpected subject line: "Automatic reply: F*** you."

When analyzing the image, the details are both amusing and intriguing. At the top left, there's a black bar with some text obscured by black scribbles. Directly below this, the subject of the email is prominently displayed in blue text, reading, "Automatic reply: F*** you." To the right, the timestamp indicates "11:22 AM," with an envelope icon and an arrow pointing to the right slightly above it. The message preview underneath reveals part of the actual out-of-office reply: "I will be out of the office through July 15. If you need," with the rest of the text cut off.

Reddit users couldn't help but react to the hilarity of the situation. One user commented, "Screw you guys, I'm going home," while another shared their preferred out-of-office reply: "Don't. Hesitate to reach out." The original post led to a variety of reactions, ranging from laughter to curiosity about the workplace environment where such language might be acceptable.

One commenter expressed confusion, asking, "That's humorous, but I'm kind of curious about which field you work in, where this language is okay?" Another user speculated about the context of the email, suggesting it might have been a forwarded threatening email with the subject line "F*** you," which could explain the peculiar automatic response.

The post also sparked a discussion about professional email etiquette. One user pointed out, "I get that you had received a threatening email and you forwarded it to your boss. Presumably, the subject of the threatening email was 'F*** you'. What I don't get is why you would then forward that email to your boss with the subject of simply 'F*** you' instead of 'FW: F*** you.' Or even better, a subject of 'I received the attached threatening email.'"

This Reddit post serves as a humorous reminder of how crucial it is to double-check email settings, especially when setting up automatic out-of-office replies. The image and ensuing comments provide a glimpse into the lighter side of workplace communication and the unintended comedy that can arise from simple oversights.

While some users were left scratching their heads, others couldn't help but applaud the boss's boldness, with one user simply stating, "What a boss šŸ‘." Whether intentional or accidental, this out-of-office reply has certainly made an unforgettable impression online.

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Top Comments from Reddit

PabstBlueRibbon1844

That's hilarious, but I'm kind of curious about which field you work in, where this language is okay?

mystwave

*"Screw you guys, I'm going home."*

peeshivers243

I prefer to set my out of office replies to say: "Don't. Hesitate to reach out."

trireme32

I feel like Iā€™m missing something here

pi-N-apple

It does make it look like your boss is saying F*** you, but isn't that just the subject line of the email you sent him?

BoiFrosty

My boss is out of the country and inaccessible by phone for the next month. I don't intend to send him anything but a timesheet once a week at his request.

bewitchedbumblebee

I get that you had received a threatening email and you forwarded it to your boss. Presumably the subject of the threatening email was "F*** you". What I don't get is why you would then forward that email to your boss an email with the subject of simply "*F*** you".* As opposed to a subject of "*FW: F*** you*". Or even better, a subject of "*I received the attached threatening email"*. Admittedly, I am not familiar with the specifics of your job, nor the dynamics between you and your boss, but the decision of that choosing that subject line has me scratching my head.

Skelegasm

I am out of the office. Do not contact me, perceive or interpret me, do not think or manifest me

smok66

What a boss šŸ‘

cheesefan

r/karmaconspiracy

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