alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby notgreat » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:30 pm

idk man sounds like a plan makes it sound like you might give a shit.

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby rpupkin » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:06 pm

I prefer: "I am out of the office with limited access to email. I will return on [date that is far enough out that partner will ask someone else]."

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby notgreat » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:52 pm

rpupkin wrote:I prefer: "I am out of the office with limited access to email. I will return on [date that is far enough out that partner will ask someone else]."


Partner follows up next morning with new email. Subject:eta
Body: ?????

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby Abbie Doobie » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:55 pm

sure thing boss

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby Minnietron » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:51 pm

Heard.

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby sublime » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:07 pm

With younger associates I am comfortable with, in certain contexts I will use "sounds good" especially if there has been ongoing discussion about what we needed to do.

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby LurkerTurnedMember » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:10 pm

Yaaasss, gwurl !!

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby Dcc617 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:18 pm

Just say "roger". That'll confuse them.

Why is "will do" obsequious?

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby sublime » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:21 pm

Dcc617 wrote:Just say "roger". That'll confuse them.

Why is "will do" obsequious?


You will understand if you ever work at a firm.

It's the most used response to getting your life fucked up for some period of time, knowing that you have no real recourse.

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby Foghornleghorn » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:37 pm

i think "yes master" is tcr here

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby Vincent Adultman » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:40 pm

rpupkin wrote:I prefer: "I am out of the office with limited access to email. I will return on [date that is far enough out that partner will ask someone else]."


It would be pretty alpha if you responded like this twenty minutes after the email, so it's clear it's not an auto response.

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:06 am

"Abso-tively. And how about I tickle your taint while I'm at it?"

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby h2go » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:10 am

LurkerTurnedMember wrote:Yaaasss, gwurl !!


You jest, but I have responded like this more than once.

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby rpupkin » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:44 am

notgreat wrote:
rpupkin wrote:I prefer: "I am out of the office with limited access to email. I will return on [date that is far enough out that partner will ask someone else]."


Partner follows up next morning with new email. Subject:eta
Body: ?????

That's easy: repeat sending OOTO message until inquiries cease.

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby anon sequitur » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:49 am

Duly noted.

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby Lincoln » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:10 am

10-4

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:31 am

"Yes."

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby Capitol_Idea » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:58 am

"I hear and obey"

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby JuanRico » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:15 am

"aye, aye"

or just grunt with approval

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby LurkerTurnedMember » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:28 am

"Ugghh, another assignment? I guess. Give it here. Do you want anything else? Cause I'm busy."

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby beepboopbeep » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:39 am

Sure thing hoss

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:38 pm

I realize this isn't a serious thread, but in case anyone reading this actually wants to know, as a senior associate, what I like to receive (and what I would send myself) are:

Will do
Sure
No problem
OK

I don't think any of those sound obsequious, and I'm grateful for the response that sounds polite and tells me all I need to know.

I do not like:

Sounds good
Sounds like a plan
Got it
On it

The first two sound like you're giving me your view on the task, as though you're only doing it because you approve of it. The latter two are just too abrupt and sound like you're annoyed to be asked.

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby Desert Fox » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I realize this isn't a serious thread, but in case anyone reading this actually wants to know, as a senior associate, what I like to receive (and what I would send myself) are:

Will do
Sure
No problem
OK

I don't think any of those sound obsequious, and I'm grateful for the response that sounds polite and tells me all I need to know.

I do not like:

Sounds good
Sounds like a plan
Got it
On it

The first two sound like you're giving me your view on the task, as though you're only doing it because you approve of it. The latter two are just too abrupt and sound like you're annoyed to be asked.


I think you proved it is

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby rpupkin » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:35 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I realize this isn't a serious thread, but in case anyone reading this actually wants to know, as a senior associate, what I like to receive (and what I would send myself) are:

Will do
Sure
No problem
OK

I don't think any of those sound obsequious, and I'm grateful for the response that sounds polite and tells me all I need to know.

I do not like:

Sounds good
Sounds like a plan
Got it
On it

The first two sound like you're giving me your view on the task, as though you're only doing it because you approve of it. The latter two are just too abrupt and sound like you're annoyed to be asked.


I think you proved it is

Fatality

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Re: alternative to "will do" that aren't as obsequious

Postby mjb447 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:59 pm

Capitol_Idea wrote:"I hear and obey"

zug zug




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