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July 30, 2008



Hi Lynn, I use your website so often. You give great, practical advice. This post from 2008 was very helpful to me - thank you!

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Jamie, thank you for your thoughtful comment.



Dear Lynn,

You truly have an excellent site, with great advice and practical information. I’m not used to place any comments at sites, however in this case I had to because you really helped me out.
Yesterday was my last day at work and I had no idea what to write as an "out of office (forever)" message. After searching for a while I only found semi-funny examples. Luckily after some more searching I found your site. This is really the first site with a decent and professional example!

Thank so much and keep up the good work.

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Wanda, thank you for taking the time to share your gratitude. I am glad this blog post helped you write your parting "out of office" message.

Best wishes for the future!



Ditto what Wanda said! Thanks Lynn! There really are few places online that offer guidance on this subject.

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Jane, thank you for taking the time to leave a thoughtful comment.



I'd like to write an auto reply for any email received. Can you help me?

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Edgar, this post explains how to write an auto-reply:




What's the best out of office reply for a terminal leave? I will still render my 15 days when I return.


Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Lushbabeph, I believe your message could be the same as my first example above, with small adjustments.



What should the subject line be instead of "Out of Office Reply"

Thanks for the help!!

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

If you have left the company, you might write "MA Has Left the Company" with MA being your full name spelled out. A more personal approach is "Farewell From MA."

Think about the impression you want to leave with your readers. If you do not know your readers but want to introduce them to their new contacts, you might use a subject like this: "Your New Associates at XYZ Company."

What do you think of those ideas?


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