OT - Business Language

Submitted by Blazefire on April 13th, 2010 at 12:33 PM

So, this is way OT, but I can't let it slide.

I just got an email from a supplier, wherein I had asked them to provide delivery confirmation on some bearings we couldn't find. She replied twice, with this being the entire content of the second message.

"Oh My forgot to attach attachment LOL"

This woman is very helpful, but uh... yeah. Now that's professional language right there.

Comments

willywill9

April 13th, 2010 at 12:37 PM ^

I thought this thread would be about annoying words/terms used by people at the office. I would have gone ahead and nominated "I don't think we'll have the bandwidth." or "From a ____ perspective...." (Fill in the blank with anything work appropriate.)

ebbtide

April 13th, 2010 at 12:39 PM ^

I'd vote MSU grad..

Yeah, the facebook generation is invading business. It will only get worse from here. My friend is an english teacher at the local public high school, I'm amazed at some of the papers these kids turn in...

joeyb

April 13th, 2010 at 12:52 PM ^

People aren't allowed to laugh at their own expense in the business world? I'd take LOL from a supplier over one that is a complete bitch.

GOBLUE4EVR

April 13th, 2010 at 1:06 PM ^

GM i once sent a email back to a supplier in mexico and accidently put the word "shit" in the middle of a sentence when i meant to put the word "this" in the sentence... when i sent the email it was towards the end of the day so i just wanted to get out of there and didn't proof read... the next day i got a reply email persons american boss basically saying that it was the funniest thing that he had every seen thats when i had realized what i did...

4godkingandwol…

April 13th, 2010 at 2:01 PM ^

... If you look at the language used 100 years ago, and the way in which we speak today, I am sure those from the previous generation would be repulsed.

The people that will rise to the top and lead organizations (big or small), will be those who can effectively communicate. There is still plenty of room for people who lack eloquence, yet are loyal and hardworking.