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Lesson for the day: Email keywords

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Imagine this, you're in the office and trying to look busy at work and an email came through from your colleague, manager... etc etc. You have a glance and #$%^& !!! what is the email trying to say?! Here are some keywords that you should look out for and what it really means...

For your information, please. (FYI)
We don't know what to do with this, so please keep it.

We don't know what to do with this, so please keep it little while.

Review and comment.
Do the dirty work so that I can forward it.

Action please.
Get yourself involved for me. Don't worry, I'll claim the credit.

For your necessary action.
It's your problem now.

Carbon Copy (popularly known as CC) to.
Here's a share of the headache.

For your approval, please.
Put your neck on the chopping board for me please.

Action is being taken.
Your correspondence is lost and we are still trying to locate it.

Your letter is receiving our attention.
We are still trying to figure out what you want.

Please discuss.
I don't know what this is, so please brief me.

For your immediate action.
Do it NOW! Or we'll all get into trouble.

Please reply soon.
Please be efficient. It makes me look inefficient.

We are investigating/processing your request with the relevant authorities.
They are causing the delay, not us.

Thanks for reading all the BS

Heh heh!
posted by Ivan, 9:05 pm


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