THINGS I SAY IN EMAILS OR ON CONFERENCE CALLS THAT ARE SO ANNOYING BUT I LITERALLY DONT CARE
sometimes I'm a corporate sell out & it's the worst, sorry guys. also it's currently 9:46pm in NYC & I'm on a call with China lead by someone named Lili who calls me "NY Lily" & it's v. confusing.
- •"We" or "we'll" in emailI [almost] never use first person via email. This is vague, less threatening, and makes it so it's never my fault when something goes wrong. I learned to never take the blame (unless I'm being passive aggressive, which happens often) from my insane co-workers as a mode of survival that I only use for my day job (I have many jobs, that's a different list tho).
- •Let's circle backwhen you didn't have time to prep for the call so you have nothing to say. the whole thing is a waste of time.
- •Please advise.self explanatory passive aggressive way of asking a question that's generally either a) efficient or b) will force that person to speak to you in person (this is only used on email).
- •OfflineSo cryptic.
- •we're talking to ourselves (again).when a meeting is taking a detour or when a request is beyond.
- •Net netBOTTOM LINE can we please end this conversation bc i literally just can't anymore. Or these are the results. Or long story short. Or ugh, who am I and did I seriously just say that? ew. I actually don't even say this for work anymore, I just say it IRL & I always make this face when I catch myself: 🙈
- •What's the strategy?Everyday. I kind of like this one bc I can apply it to literally everything in a fucked up but kind of deep way
- •I literally just can't.EVERYDAY. mainly when speaking to @hmerris
- •Can I ask a question?I never say this but someone just did on this call & it's passive aggressive & sort of funny. & a waste of time.