We all try our best to sound professional in work emails, but sometimes missed deadlines, lack of response and overwhelming projects can put us on edge. One of the keys to keeping a cool facade is the art of sending a polite sounding email, the kind that puts a glossy cover over your underlying frustrations. We here at Bored Panda have gathered some of the most common work email phrases and their true savage meanings. Scroll below to see examples of some passive aggressive work correspondence!

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Hans 2 months ago

"to put it that even a simple mind like you understands"

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Bob Beltcher 2 months ago

That's why you send emails with receipts lol. I know you opened, it got the receipt back and saved.

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Bob Beltcher 2 months ago

God yes, that's why we archive everything and the IT complains that our email servers are full.

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holo it's me 2 months ago

fight me. i dare you

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Hans 2 months ago

I always wonder if I should send unfriendly reminders...

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Shari H 2 months ago

I use this as a confirmation. Typically in a follow-up email to a phone call so that I can get written confirmation of the discussion and ensure we are all clear on what is being done.

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Bob Beltcher 2 months ago (edited)

Don't try to ignore me because I'll come at you.

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Misterscooter 2 months ago

I just go with, 'regards' by itself.

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Bob Beltcher 2 months ago

I don't care what your opinion is. The record states xyz and if it's not documented then it didn't happen.

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Bob Beltcher 2 months ago

I don't want to have to tell you again so I'm going to be passive aggressive with my thank you in hopes that it will guilt you into doing it.

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Hans 2 months ago

"Because you deliberately ignored it..."

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Bob Beltcher 2 months ago

Lmao! I use this on a daily basis. As an regulator part if my job is making sure you follow your own damn policy that was approved by the board. It's YOUR policy, not mine. All you have to do is follow what you said you would do.

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Sammiche 2 months ago

"I know you told me yesterday that you're working on it, but I've got someone back here telling me how 'urgent' this is and they won't be satisfied unless they're convinced that I'm devoting all of my time and effort to their issue."

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Hans 2 months ago

"We both know you got yourself into trouble"

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Hans 2 months ago

"with all due respect" = "you dumb piece of..."

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Jaguarundi 2 months ago

Please clarify your instructions since last time you almost cost me my job.

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holo it's me 2 months ago

loVeLy

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Christine K 2 months ago

"Hope this helps". *eye roll*

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Christine K 2 months ago

'...please refer to: xx'

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Magpie 2 months ago

I address emails / letters to " the person that can "

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Oerff On Tour 2 months ago

"I want this in black and white. I'm just trying to cover my own ass. "

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Jaguarundi 2 months ago

and a big "THANK YOU!" to some of the most incompetent management I have ever had to work with.

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Bob Beltcher 2 months ago

I'm tired of you until tomorrow.

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Pattie Kelly 2 months ago

Got any question pack your bag.

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Bob Beltcher 2 months ago

Stop giving me work and solve your own problems.

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Bob Beltcher 2 months ago

Don't half ass two things, whole ass one thing.

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