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Gatlinburg Out of Office 2012

This week I’m on vacation.  So I put together this fun little out of office message:

Hey Y’all!

I am out of the office this week, Monday March 26th to Friday March 30th. I will be back in the office Monday April 2nd.

This week is Spring Break for my kids. So I decided to take the family to Gatlinburg, Tennessee to do some hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park:

http://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm

If all goes well we won’t have any close encounters with the 1,500 bears that live in the park. In addition to some hiking, we’ll probably do some go-carting, horseback riding and Zorbing. Yes, I said Zorbing. You can only Zorb in New Zealand, Guam, and the Smoky Mountains. I’ve done both the wet and dry version, so believe me when I say that the wet version is MUCH better than the dry.

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Holiday Out of Office Message

I wish I could claim credit on this one, but it is actually the out of office message of Nick Giordano, our professional services manager:

Tis the week after Christmas, and I’m not in ‘da house’
I’m not using my computer, not even the mouse.
I will check my email, some here and some there,
In hopes to get back to you with timeliness that’s fair.
 
We’re still fixing PCs, the sick and the dead,
So give us a call, we’ll put issues to bed.
Whatever you need, we’ve got it on tap,
And if you’re nice, we may even gift-wrap.
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Out of Office Due to Flooded Basement

I didn’t go to the office today because my basement flooded.  I figured I might as well let people know what was going on by setting up my out of office message:

Greetings!

You are probably accustomed to getting these automatic replies when people are on vacation in some exotic place, or at an important business conference.

Unfortunately, this is not one of those times.  This morning I awoke to a flooded basement, so today I am at home dealing with that mess.

Since today’s technology allows me to work anywhere, I’ll be on email, but it may be a slightly slower turnaround than to what you are accustomed.  I will only be checking and responding to urgent messages as time allows me to between emptying my wet/dry vac, calls to the insurance company, and paying the bills of the plumbers and carpet cleaners.

If you have a service request or technical issue, please e-mail…….

If you need immediate assistance, please contact our service desk at (513) 469-6500 option #1.

Why the funny message?  Find out here: http://blog.timrettig.com/outofoffice/

Thank you!

I hope I don’t ever have to use that message again……

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Harry Potter Out of Office Message

Greetings Fellow Muggle!

I have taken the Hogwarts Express to Orlando, Florida for a business meeting with my peer group, and an industry conference. I will return to the office on Monday, November 14, 2011.

You know me, I’ll be on email, but it may be a slightly slower turnaround than to what you are accustomed. I will only be checking and responding to urgent messages as time allows me to between Quidditch matches, meetings and battling He Who Must Not be Named.

If you have a service request or technical issue, please send an owl to our support team.

If you need immediate assistance, please contact our service desk at (513) 469-6500 option #1. Ask to speak with Dumbledore.

Full Disclosure: My eight year-old son Ethan helped me write this e-mail. While I am here I am also going to be visiting a certain theme park with my family. Maybe you have been able to figure it out from the hints in this message.

Thank you!

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Wandering Indiana Out of Office Message

Greetings!

Today, Monday, October 10, 2011 I will be wandering Indiana, taking in the fall foliage. In the midst of my wandering, I have client meetings in Greensburg and Indianapolis, Indiana.

Greensburg’s claim to fame in the Hoosier State is the tree that is growing out of the roof of the courthouse steeple. You can read about it here:

http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/history.html

You know me, I’ll be on email, but it may be a slightly slower turnaround than to what you are accustomed. I will only be checking and responding to urgent messages as time between wandering, meetings and fall foliage allows me to.

If you have an urgent service request or technical issue, please e-mail our support desk.

If you need immediate assistance, please contact our service desk at (513) 469-6500 option #1.

Thank you!

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Minneapolis Out of Office Message

Greetings!

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week (8/30 to 9/1) I am in Minneapolis at a CEO Forum to learn about ways to improve the way INTRUST is run. The event is being held at the beautiful and lavish Minneapolis Airport Marriot, which features in room coffee and some mean karaoke in the bar after 7PM.

You know me, I’ll be on email, but it may be a slightly slower turnaround than to what you are accustomed. I will only be checking and responding to urgent messages as time between meetings and karaoke practice allows me to.

If you have an urgent service request or technical issue, please e-mail our support desk.

If you need immediate assistance, please contact our service desk at (513) 469-6500 option #1.

Thank you.