Office Phrases

A friend of mine forwarded this to me, thought of sharing it with everyone

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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2 thoughts on “Office Phrases”

  1. So sweet!!! I love reading ur blog… just a lil busy to write too much. But I am just a mail away!!!!
    Keep writing!

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