I’m Out of the Office ….

Real Life of an MSW


It is June, or what I like to refer to as summer! That means some time away from the office. While many of us dream of going to our happy place, we fret about the return to work and the dreaded email box. Well, fear not. I found the best article ever on how to deal with this- it even comes with a template. I even drafted my own email to read:

“I will be out of town until X date, and won’t be checking my e-mail. When I return on X+1 I will delete ALL e-mail I received while I was gone. I simply can’t imagine you sending me an email that is life or death (because, honestly, if you waited three weeks for a reply; then how are you still alive?). If this is an academic or clinical supervision emergency; please stop, take a deep breath…

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1 Response to I’m Out of the Office ….

  1. Diane Webb says:

    I don’t say it in my out of office reply but I do delete the vast majority of the emails when I return. Part of me likes to see what I am glad to have missed while away.

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