Wednesday, March 15, 2006

I received this awhile ago, thought I would share:

For those of us in the Corporate World.....

Commonly Used Phrases at the Office and What they really mean!

1.For your information, please. (FYI) Meaning : I don't know what to do with this, so please keep it.

2.Noted and returned. Meaning : I don't know what to do with this, so please keep it little while.

3.Review and comment. Meaning : Do the dirty work so that I can forward it.

4.Action please. Meaning : Get yourself involved for me. Don't worry, I'll claim the credit.

5.For your necessary action. Meaning : It's your headache now.

6.Copy to. Meaning : Here's a share of my headache.

7.For your approval, please. Meaning : Put your neck on the chopping board for me please.

8.Action is being taken. Meaning : Your correspondence is lost and I am trying to locate it.

9.Your letter is receiving our attention. Meaning : I am trying to figure out what you want.

10.Please discuss. Meaning : I don't know what the "****" this is, so please brief me.

11.For your immediate action. Meaning : Do it NOW! Or I will get into serious trouble.

12.Please reply soon. Meaning : Please be efficient. It makes me look inefficient.

13.We are investigating/processing your request with the relevant authorities. Meaning : They are causing the delay, not us.

14.Regards. Meaning : Thanks and bless you for reading all the bullshit.

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