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

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 77
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@sourcandy:  I’m pretty should my boss has actually said “go ahead and circle back to me about how we can put a system in place to avoid this issue going forward.”

I actually just heard myself use the word touch base. Ugh…I realized I used it because I was asking someone for something they may not want to give me. I think that’s why people use these phrases, it’s a fear of being direct and shielding yourself with words.

Post # 79
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Lmao. I had never heard “please advise” at work until the new guy started working. He says it too much along with “please verify.”

Post # 80
727 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@PatientBee:  Such a way to beat around the bush when really all he is saying is “you deal with it and fix it without bothering me”.

Post # 81
441 posts
Helper bee

@OctBride-2012:  Oh lord, aren’t we alllll Synergistic (has to be capitolized even in the middle of a sentence).  My company even created a data portal called Synygy.  Shoot me now.




My biggest pet peeve whether in an overly lengthy email or a “speech” is the phrase “At the end of the day”.  My boss will use it 5 times during a 30 minute teleconference.  At the end of the day I want to go home and be left the $%&@ alone!


Post # 82
1796 posts
Buzzing bee

@MrsNewDay:  Yup, one of my pet peeves! Honestly, I kind of despise the lady in general, but she constantly brags about how literature is her specialty, yet she can’t even format a simple email. I received one yesterday that was much like what she usually sends:

“Hello, All

I Enjoyed Your Presentations Yesterday. I Shall Be Holding Office Hours From 2-4 Tuesday. Thank You.”

She also writes super passive aggressive emails all the time. LOL

Post # 83
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

“Meeting” and “brainstorm”. It usually equals “waste of time”.

Post # 84
11051 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@barbie86: Uh I so hate that phrase! Whatever happened to ‘in the future’ and good old ‘from now on’ hahaha

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