(Closed) Most overused word in work emails today is…

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 32
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987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Nona99:  YES! I take great pleasure in clicking ‘no’ – you’ll know it’s been read when it’s been dealt with and I have two whole working days to get back to you before you should be complaining about it!

Post # 33
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Bumble bee

@Nona99:  +1. “Oh hi, I hit send as I dialed your number. Did you get my email? Not yet? Okay, well can you do  x, y, z, and triple letter score while dancing across the office with a basket of fruit on your head? Great, I need it in 10 minutes for my meeting. Thanks!!!”

EFFFFFF. 

 

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@mchitt329:  LOL – does she have a background in music?? Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 35
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@jlc3:  Incidentally, the most UNDER used word in corporate America today is, “No”

Its like people are afraid to say it, don’t know how to react when they hear it and expect me to be apologetic because I cannot wave my magic wand, give them something which takes literally months to create for almost no money.

I take a sadistic pleasure in letting someone get it over with and run their mouths about whatever mess they’ve created through their own inability to plan, give everyone a moment to catch their breath and say,

“no”

Post # 36
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

all emails sent by my office use the closing ‘regards’ which for some reason bothers me.

my boss also can’t say layer and instead says ‘Lair’ which drives me crazy – seeing as I use AutoCAD all day, the word comes up A LOT.

Post # 37
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1274 posts
Bumble bee

@Nona99:  I totally agree. I’m getting better at saying no, but I feel like I need to practice it more often! 

 

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Nona99:  No might just be my favorite word ๐Ÿ™‚

I like it well enough that I employ multiple translations.

 

“ANGELaaimt could you please start doing a project that will take you a week and have it on my desk in two days?”

Undecided“…No. Nein. Ne. Non. NOT GONNA HAPPEN.”

Post # 39
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5950 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@ANGELaaimt:  I am the Miles Davis of NO

Post # 40
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512 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@mchitt329:  HA!  No.

Post # 41
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4438 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

Thanks ladies, you’re making me feel better! Sometimes when I’m angry about work I think, at least I don’t screw that up ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee

Not at work, but my one college professor uses the word shall so much in emails. Like she ignores basic grammar, capitalizes the first letter of every word, but then says, “we shall be meeting tomorrow at 8.”

Post # 43
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Nona99:  No is one of my absolute favorite words!  Along with the F word.  F-No is the BEST. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 44
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446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

There is minimal emailing in my workplace (a hospital) but my boss is queen of manager speak.  She uses sveral words and phrases that belong in the movie office space.

-“we’ll take this offline” Said when a conversation in a meeting goes too far in depth in front of a lot of people it doesn’t concern. Usually said with a patented hand swipe. How about we’ll talk about this LATER?

-“could you circle back to me?” Meaning get back to me or do your job and tell me the results.

-around instead of about. Like the family had some questions around the issue of the patient’s medicine. This weird use of the word is common in my field.

There are lots more that will come to me later.

 

Post # 45
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@PatientBee:  OMG yes. “Circle back around” and “liaise” make their way into every single email our PR director sends. And it’s beginning to infect the rest of the company too!!!

Post # 46
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1348 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I used to work in sales and people would send mass emails describing a recent sale with every other letter in a different colored font. Typically with horrible grammar. 

I’m absolutely not the grammar police. But it never should say in a business CORPORATE email that “My gurl Vanessa V over @ the HP branch just walked it out! MMMHMM! Hooty Hoot!” Especially when it’s all in bold odd fonts and multi-colored. 

I always wanted to stab my eyes out… 

 

Also, I’ve never heard of the email receipt, I would scream! 

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