Friday, 29 January 2010


Hello everyone,

Today is my last day at ***********. It's been absolutely brilliant and I'll miss you all loads.
For anyone who wants to keep in touch, my email is ********* and my mobile is ***** ******.
Thanks for putting up with me and I wish you all the very, very best for the future.

Lots of love,


Response from the MD:

IT Helpdesk - I thought I'd asked for his e-mail access to be turned off last night?

He's dead to me.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

The Pedant

Dear All

Could everybody (particularly client-facing people) make sure that you have personalised greetings on your voicemail (both landline and mobile). When clients call they need to know they've reached the right person. There are still a load of people that that haven't bothered to change the factory setting! It just makes us look unprofessional.

Additionally, can you make sure that you enable your 'out-of-office' auto-reply when you're on holiday.

I will be spending 4 hours, each day, ringing everybody's mobiles and landlines to check. I might even consider visiting your dwellings at the weekend to see how courteous you are when you open the door.

I thank you.


The Pedant.

**** ******
Managing Director