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    Default Commonly Used Phrases at the Office and... What they really mean!

    Its Thursday, almost end of the week, here, have a good laugh...

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    Commonly Used Phrases at the Office and... What they really mean!


    1. For your information, please. (FYI)
    Meaning : I don't know what to do with this, so please keep it.

    2. Noted and returned.
    Meaning : I don't know what to do with this, so please keep it little while.

    3. Review and comment.
    Meaning : Do the dirty work so that I can forward it.

    4. Action please.
    Meaning : Get yourself involved for me. Don't worry, I'll claim the credit.

    5. For your necessary action.
    Meaning : It's your headache now.

    6. Copy to.
    Meaning : Here's a share of my headache.

    7. For your approval, please.
    Meaning : Put your neck on the chopping board for me please.

    8. Action is being taken.
    Meaning : Your correspondence is lost and I am trying to locate it.

    9. Your letter is receiving our attention.
    Meaning : I am trying to figure out what you want.

    10. Please discuss.
    Meaning : I don't know what the "****" this is, so please brief me.

    11. For your immediate action.
    Meaning : Do it NOW! Or I will get into serious trouble.

    12. Please reply soon.
    Meaning : Please be efficient. It makes me look inefficient.

    13. We are investigating/processing your request with the relevant authorities.
    Meaning : They are causing the delay, not us.

    14. Regards.
    Meaning : Thanks and bless you for reading all the bullshit.

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    15. Thank you for the feedback. We are will discuss next week to see how we can deploy this quickly.
    Meaning: Dream on......Dont bother. Your feedback's in the bin.

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    Default Re: Commonly Used Phrases at the Office and... What they really mean!

    hahah...good read to end my day at the office.

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