No matter where you work and what kind of field you’re in, you’ll always end up with some people in your office that you can’t stand or just straight up want nothing to do with. But, there always comes a time where you’ll have to send an email to them because – all companies want to be one big, happy family. While we’d love to tell people to f*ck off or get their sh*t together – HR departments tell us that’s inappropriate for the office and we need to remain professional at all times.
Therefore, we usually use some passive aggressive “signatures” or “intros” in our work emails. And, while they sound pretty normal for the average work email – they are low key savage and throw some shade at our co-workers when need be.
You can refer to them as “professional clap-backs.”
Twitter user @DeeRene_ asked the simple question – what’s your favorite phrase to use in a professional clap back?
What is your favorite phrase to use in a professional clap back?
Mine is "per my last email…"
— Millionaire la flare (@DeeRene_) August 21, 2017
And, Twitter responded – perfectly.
The most recent one included, "for transparency and in case of audit" the one before that included "to ensure all documents are reconciled"
— Buttercup (@DeeDeeJonee) August 22, 2017
"Going forward, I would prefer that you…"
— Pepper Brooks (@FeministaJones) August 22, 2017
Oh my god. LMFAO. "According ?? to ?? my ?? records…."
— Steph Jacobs (@sjacobs) August 22, 2017
"In an effort to maintain clarity/transparency…"
— Aunt Benjen (@realthill) August 22, 2017
"Please let me know if I misunderstood"
— Lindsay Bacher (@lindsayinMPLS) August 22, 2017
I end emails with "best" as opposed to "thank you" when I feel like being sassy
— Nia (@kamineee_) August 22, 2017
I also like "Just following up on my email below. If someone else is better suited for this request please direct me to them. Thanks!" pic.twitter.com/aYajGhJsrO
— ℳξꌗ (@perksofbeingMes) August 22, 2017
I LOVE an "Any updates on this?"
— organic. (@_verytrue) August 22, 2017
"Not sure if my email made it to you as I haven't heard back" – queen of passive aggressive over here!
— Sarah Crumrine (@crumr018) August 22, 2017
When I see "any updates" with my manager cc'd pic.twitter.com/a7yaihSm7e
— Anthony Scaracoochie (@DallasVideoDJ) August 22, 2017
"As stated in an email further down this chain…"
— Willy (@YeahItsWilly) August 22, 2017
"Just to reiterate…" and then highlight and bold what was clearly stated in said email chain.
— JayHova Stark (@DarkandLuuNEY) August 22, 2017
"Moving forward" is my fav
— Tall Ass Nick (@Nick_Tweetz) August 22, 2017
So, basically, the next time you find yourself angry at a co-worker and are forced to work on a project with them – take from these list of passive aggressive email signatures to use to reclaim your petty crown.