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When you're on PTO with an automatic OOF yet partners email you saying you need to check your emails bc clients going nuts. I can't wait to quit

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Point out you’re PTO - or just don’t respond

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Just not gonna respond since i should be quitting this week lol

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Don't you mean OOO? What's the F?

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That was a typo but I like this better because it's honest

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Yea that’s big law bs for you. I hated it. So damn happy I left

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Oh that’s unfortunate you all have that experience. I didn’t have to deal with this at my insurance defense or regional firms. Only happened for me in big law. Hope you all get out of there then. It’s so miserable

I love my auto-reply saying “I’m out and not checking emails. I return on X date and begin responding then.” I cringe when I receive a “I’m out for Y reason with Z level access to email.” If you’re out, you’re out.

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