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10/27/2014
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Brian Moore
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Cartoon: Email Avoidance

Dodging the boss's emails? Our cartoonist offers an excuse that might actually work.

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Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers ... View Full Bio
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StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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12/31/2014 | 3:59:32 PM
Re: Cartoon: Email Avoidance
@ freespirityny25

It's sad that some "higher ups" can't take the same medicine they dose out! Haha...If it was your last day, at least you would have a good story to tell about it!
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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12/31/2014 | 3:57:30 PM
Re: emails
It sounded like a legitimate explanation to me!! ;)
freespiritny25
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freespiritny25,
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11/1/2014 | 3:44:46 PM
Cartoon: Email Avoidance
Hahaha! If I used this on my boss it would probably be my last day!
shamika
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shamika,
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10/28/2014 | 6:09:52 AM
Re: Clever reversal of language, but...
In my view I think it's a good way of communication. However it has to be clear and conscious.
Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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10/27/2014 | 7:57:27 PM
Clever reversal of language, but...
Clever reversal of lingo... except in most organizations, he's increasing his attack surface as being AWOL.
mak63
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mak63,
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10/27/2014 | 2:52:25 PM
Unfortunately
Unfortunately this joke is as true as it was 10 years ago.
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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10/27/2014 | 1:11:14 PM
Bluesky it!
Great example of a bit of corporate speak being spun in reverse. Nicely done!
Ariella
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Ariella,
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10/27/2014 | 8:50:26 AM
emails
An adaption of what's sauce for the goose? After all, if management can use jargon to cover up its decisions that are clearly bad for employees, the employees can plays the same game.
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