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People Are Sharing Their Best Work Comebacks And They’re Hilariously Passive Aggressive
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People Are Sharing Their Best Work Comebacks And They’re Hilariously Passive Aggressive

One of the many joys of working in an office is having to deal with passive-aggressive emails from your co-workers. Perhaps they sit right opposite you, or maybe they work in a different office completely, but as long as they’re hiding behind their computer, there’s no limit to the saltiness and secret comebacks that they can unexpectedly drop into your inbox.

DC-based writer and marketing consultant Danielle René (known on Twitter as @DeeRene_) knows all about these funny insults, which is why she recently asked people to share their best comebacks after tweeting her own go-to roast phrase for problematic colleagues. Her tweet clearly resonated with people everywhere as many were quick to respond with their own funny comebacks, all of them professional yet at the same time secretly sassy. Scroll down to see for yourself. Do you have any office-related best roasts? Let us know in the comments below.

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This Twitter user is encouraging people to share their favorite professional clapbacks

People responded by tweeting their own passive-aggressive office comebacks

 

One person even had an entire story to tell!

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Linda Gulley
Community Member
4 years ago

The word "clapback" needs to die. It's a reply or response.

Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
4 years ago

Thank god for that explanation- I was wondering what the hell a clapback was

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Megan Pritchard
Community Member
4 years ago

If all else fails, use a cat meme for an email response.

Neurotic_Octopus
Community Member
4 years ago

Professor here. I get a lot of simple questions that the kids can answer on their own, so I start emails with "As I posted on the course Blackboard page..." or "As the syllabus states..."

Tory Klementsen
Community Member
4 years ago

After repeating something a few times (I'm a high school teacher), when I've had it I'll just say, "Ask someone who listened".

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BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
4 years ago

oh here is my personal fav that i use a LOT. "as per (their company)'s preferences, we must have (customer generated info) to bill this. Please reply back with the needed information so we may bill as required." so many people don't know their own policies and i have to tell them something their own company came up with.

Wanda Queen
Community Member
4 years ago

My favorite is when someone says they didn't receive something I sent them. So, instead of re-attaching the file, I make sure to fwd the original.....you know....so they can see the exact date and time I DID send it the first time. (Disclaimer: doesn't work when I'm the ding dong that really did forget to send it in the first place.)

Leck Goodnough
Community Member
4 years ago

I do that if they accuse me of not sending something - and sometimes when they have the habit of not reading what I sent the first time. We all overlook an email occasionally so I don't make a big deal of it if they didn't.

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Iva Sušická
Community Member
4 years ago

It is my work in a nutshell... :-D

endelbendel
Community Member
4 years ago

No personal put-downs and name calling. Unusual and good to see.

Mixedupste
Community Member
4 years ago

"At the close of business"......... yes I will be going home! That one annoys me!

Melinda
Community Member
4 years ago

OH MY WORD! I can't decide which one I love more: 'In the spirit of striving for excellence' or 'To put it more simply' ... I love it!

Bonnie Alcorn
Community Member
4 years ago

I almost threw up when I read the first one. I used to work with a man who actually spoke like that. One day he told me he "had a communique by phone"! I just gave him a blank look and said "someone called you?" I don't think he even realized how stupid he sounded.

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Connie Paknadel
Community Member
4 years ago

"I apologise if my previous email was unclear" is another good one.

Christina Waide
Community Member
4 years ago

They unprofessional and unkind. You won't see executives/CEOS replying with these-seem childish.

Michael Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

👍🏼

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Patrick Bateman
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a "Women in the workplace and men who think like them" thing passive aggressive is a female quality.

Lisa Ann
Community Member
4 years ago

"Here is a screenshot of the queue showing that my fax went through successfully. Is there perhaps a problem with the machine on your end?" (after being accused of not faxing the required paperwork) (cc'd to all relevant managers) BAM!

Angela Allen Simms
Community Member
4 years ago

i state my case and add 41 after my closing. 4=D, 1=A. DA = DUMBASS. you're welcome.

Brandon Curtis
Community Member
4 years ago

Forward the delivery and read receipts with a ?

Keith Harris
Community Member
4 years ago

Yay I made a list of some sort.

James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon
Community Member
4 years ago

Clapback? Isn't that an SDS you get by carrying other people on your back instead of them carrying their own weight in a project?

Robert Bray
Community Member
4 years ago

It's what happens when you've had a partner who's a bit too liberally generous in his/her favours. Then get treated for what you caught. Then get drunk and make the same mistake again.

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James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon
Community Member
4 years ago

Clapback? Isn't that an SDS you get by carrying other people on your back instead of them carrying their own weight in a project?

Fai
Community Member
4 years ago

1. When people don't do what they're supposed to even after repeated reminders, I will reply my own e-mail as with the previous reminders to show them exactly when the first e-mail and subsequent reminders were out (I always reply all to my own e-mail so people can see that "no, this is not new") 2. I once sent out an e-mail once asking for clarifications (cc-ed the relevant people and heads) and the intended recipient replied to all, implying that I didn't read properly and that I didn't do my job right. I replied, "Please see the attached file previously submitted by you, hence the request for clarification." with the attachment where this fella did wrong and CC-ed all because f you I know how to do my damn job.

Amanda Ferraz
Community Member
4 years ago

Guarding this for future reference. Thanks

Holly Yost
Community Member
4 years ago

BAHAHAHAHAH Chloe for the WIN!

Marilyn Gerber
Community Member
4 years ago

I have absolutely used "Reattached for your convenience" and "per my last email" numerous times before.

Lainey
Community Member
4 years ago

i am so going to use some of these - lol

Leck Goodnough
Community Member
4 years ago

My story - once I had an assistant principal accuse me of complaining about a technician to his supervisor. I had written an email out of frustration because the technician was revising educational decisions that had already been agreed upon BUT I had not sent the email because I don't send something in writing when I am upset. I always wait a day or two to see if things resolve themselves. Thank goodness, as shocked as I was, I was quick-thinking enough to tell her to give me see a copy of the email she was referring to because I didn't know what she was talking about. It was obvious to me that the technician had either looked on my computer at some point or hacked into my account, but he should have checked to see if it was ever sent because although it was in my rough drafts folder, not ever sent. I knew then exactly who I could trust; ironically that assistant principal left that year and ended up in jail for embezzlement. The technician was reassigned after that year.

Leck Goodnough
Community Member
4 years ago

Chloe, it would appear that either she is incompetent or she needed to document what you had attended and didn't want to admit she hadn't - or both. I would have cc: my response to her department chair.

Sarah Dumphy
Community Member
4 years ago

I recently did the "not sure if you received this so sending it again" thing. The documents were our national governing body's ethics guidelines. Which weren't being followed. I brought them up in a meeting, sent them out to board members twice, and then left the organisation because shit was probably going to go down during the next review.

Master Markus
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't work in an office, so while I UNDERSTOOD all of this, none of it felt "funny".

Denise Janes
Community Member
4 years ago

I work in an office and it still wasn't funny. Meh.

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Ben Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Chloe's is dumb.

Linda Gulley
Community Member
4 years ago

The word "clapback" needs to die. It's a reply or response.

Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
4 years ago

Thank god for that explanation- I was wondering what the hell a clapback was

Load More Replies...
Megan Pritchard
Community Member
4 years ago

If all else fails, use a cat meme for an email response.

Neurotic_Octopus
Community Member
4 years ago

Professor here. I get a lot of simple questions that the kids can answer on their own, so I start emails with "As I posted on the course Blackboard page..." or "As the syllabus states..."

Tory Klementsen
Community Member
4 years ago

After repeating something a few times (I'm a high school teacher), when I've had it I'll just say, "Ask someone who listened".

Load More Replies...
BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
4 years ago

oh here is my personal fav that i use a LOT. "as per (their company)'s preferences, we must have (customer generated info) to bill this. Please reply back with the needed information so we may bill as required." so many people don't know their own policies and i have to tell them something their own company came up with.

Wanda Queen
Community Member
4 years ago

My favorite is when someone says they didn't receive something I sent them. So, instead of re-attaching the file, I make sure to fwd the original.....you know....so they can see the exact date and time I DID send it the first time. (Disclaimer: doesn't work when I'm the ding dong that really did forget to send it in the first place.)

Leck Goodnough
Community Member
4 years ago

I do that if they accuse me of not sending something - and sometimes when they have the habit of not reading what I sent the first time. We all overlook an email occasionally so I don't make a big deal of it if they didn't.

Load More Replies...
Iva Sušická
Community Member
4 years ago

It is my work in a nutshell... :-D

endelbendel
Community Member
4 years ago

No personal put-downs and name calling. Unusual and good to see.

Mixedupste
Community Member
4 years ago

"At the close of business"......... yes I will be going home! That one annoys me!

Melinda
Community Member
4 years ago

OH MY WORD! I can't decide which one I love more: 'In the spirit of striving for excellence' or 'To put it more simply' ... I love it!

Bonnie Alcorn
Community Member
4 years ago

I almost threw up when I read the first one. I used to work with a man who actually spoke like that. One day he told me he "had a communique by phone"! I just gave him a blank look and said "someone called you?" I don't think he even realized how stupid he sounded.

Load More Replies...
Connie Paknadel
Community Member
4 years ago

"I apologise if my previous email was unclear" is another good one.

Christina Waide
Community Member
4 years ago

They unprofessional and unkind. You won't see executives/CEOS replying with these-seem childish.

Michael Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

👍🏼

Load More Replies...
Patrick Bateman
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a "Women in the workplace and men who think like them" thing passive aggressive is a female quality.

Lisa Ann
Community Member
4 years ago

"Here is a screenshot of the queue showing that my fax went through successfully. Is there perhaps a problem with the machine on your end?" (after being accused of not faxing the required paperwork) (cc'd to all relevant managers) BAM!

Angela Allen Simms
Community Member
4 years ago

i state my case and add 41 after my closing. 4=D, 1=A. DA = DUMBASS. you're welcome.

Brandon Curtis
Community Member
4 years ago

Forward the delivery and read receipts with a ?

Keith Harris
Community Member
4 years ago

Yay I made a list of some sort.

James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon
Community Member
4 years ago

Clapback? Isn't that an SDS you get by carrying other people on your back instead of them carrying their own weight in a project?

Robert Bray
Community Member
4 years ago

It's what happens when you've had a partner who's a bit too liberally generous in his/her favours. Then get treated for what you caught. Then get drunk and make the same mistake again.

Load More Replies...
James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon
Community Member
4 years ago

Clapback? Isn't that an SDS you get by carrying other people on your back instead of them carrying their own weight in a project?

Fai
Community Member
4 years ago

1. When people don't do what they're supposed to even after repeated reminders, I will reply my own e-mail as with the previous reminders to show them exactly when the first e-mail and subsequent reminders were out (I always reply all to my own e-mail so people can see that "no, this is not new") 2. I once sent out an e-mail once asking for clarifications (cc-ed the relevant people and heads) and the intended recipient replied to all, implying that I didn't read properly and that I didn't do my job right. I replied, "Please see the attached file previously submitted by you, hence the request for clarification." with the attachment where this fella did wrong and CC-ed all because f you I know how to do my damn job.

Amanda Ferraz
Community Member
4 years ago

Guarding this for future reference. Thanks

Holly Yost
Community Member
4 years ago

BAHAHAHAHAH Chloe for the WIN!

Marilyn Gerber
Community Member
4 years ago

I have absolutely used "Reattached for your convenience" and "per my last email" numerous times before.

Lainey
Community Member
4 years ago

i am so going to use some of these - lol

Leck Goodnough
Community Member
4 years ago

My story - once I had an assistant principal accuse me of complaining about a technician to his supervisor. I had written an email out of frustration because the technician was revising educational decisions that had already been agreed upon BUT I had not sent the email because I don't send something in writing when I am upset. I always wait a day or two to see if things resolve themselves. Thank goodness, as shocked as I was, I was quick-thinking enough to tell her to give me see a copy of the email she was referring to because I didn't know what she was talking about. It was obvious to me that the technician had either looked on my computer at some point or hacked into my account, but he should have checked to see if it was ever sent because although it was in my rough drafts folder, not ever sent. I knew then exactly who I could trust; ironically that assistant principal left that year and ended up in jail for embezzlement. The technician was reassigned after that year.

Leck Goodnough
Community Member
4 years ago

Chloe, it would appear that either she is incompetent or she needed to document what you had attended and didn't want to admit she hadn't - or both. I would have cc: my response to her department chair.

Sarah Dumphy
Community Member
4 years ago

I recently did the "not sure if you received this so sending it again" thing. The documents were our national governing body's ethics guidelines. Which weren't being followed. I brought them up in a meeting, sent them out to board members twice, and then left the organisation because shit was probably going to go down during the next review.

Master Markus
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't work in an office, so while I UNDERSTOOD all of this, none of it felt "funny".

Denise Janes
Community Member
4 years ago

I work in an office and it still wasn't funny. Meh.

Load More Replies...
Ben Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Chloe's is dumb.

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