Cheeky Gen Z employees share their amusing (and brutal) out-of-office messages – but all it does is offend thousands of millennials
- A marketing assistant shared ‘amusing’ OOO auto-replies from Gen Z coworkers
- The Melbourne employees clearly specified that they would be unavailable
- Responses threatened to report fellow colleagues to HR for contacting them
- Another simply suggested the sender call 000 in case of an emergency
A company’s marketing assistant just revealed her Gen Z co-workers’ ‘amusing’ and ‘modern’ out-of-office messages – but not everyone is entertained. Olivia, from Melbourne, posted a video poking fun at the hilarious auto-replies other employees set before heading off on vacation.
‘Here, we value honesty,’ the marketing expert jovially captioned the TikTok.
A company’s marketing assistant just revealed her Gen Z co-workers’ ‘amusing’ and ‘modern’ out-of-office messages – but not everyone is pleased
The out-of-office messages were far from the straightforward, formulaic emails of yore.
Instead, the generation of young workers opted for casual emails that showcased a dazzle of personality.
Some of the messages were quite apparent about their desire to not work.
‘On vacation. Hoping to win the lottery and never return,’ read an email by Joseph.
Tremaine’s was to the point: ‘Contact someone other than me.’
Others took a more aggressive pathway.
A scathing auto-reply read: ‘Do not contact me while I’m on leave or I’ll report you to HR.’
But a good passive-aggressive email, like Rochelle’s, cannot be overlooked: ‘I’m unsure why you’re emailing me given that I put this on my calendar months ago.’
A good passive-aggressive email, like Rochelle’s, cannot be overlooked: ‘I’m unsure why you’re emailing me given that I put this on my calendar months ago’
Thousands found the new generation’s approach to annual leave extremely healthy and amusing – with many even claiming they wished they were still in the workforce
An office worker, James, started his email in an extremely professional manner by providing the dates he would be unavailable.
‘I will be OOO (out of office) from 13/10 – 17/10.’
But he soon added, ‘If it’s an emergency call 000.’
While another took it as an opportunity to remind their coworkers how lucky they were to have some time apart.
‘Please enjoy your break from me,’ an email read.
‘ERROR 404: Employee not found,’ another programmed comically.
An office worker, James, started his email in an extremely professional manner by providing the dates he would be unavailable
Thousands admired how ‘bold’ Gen Z is too not only take off work but input sassy auto-replies as well.
‘They are so bold, but I love it. As a Millennial I’d be scared to be off of work,’ wrote one woman.
Another offered: ‘Meanwhile Millennial OOOs are like “I’m on vacation with my family but please feel free to bug me!” Hate that for us.’
But certain other older workers called Gen Z’s work ethic callous.
‘This is so disrespectful – what if a serious client saw one of those?’
‘And that’s how you get fired,’ wrote another.