20 Good Out of Office Message Examples

Many Americans tend to ignore their accumulated vacation days and continue to work all year round. For those that find the need to get away and make use of your time, the following funny out of office message examples may leave a mark of your presence to those that contact you while you are away. Some of these are standard to what you will find, while others may offer another way to break up the monotony of everyday work life.

Hi. I’m thinking about what you’ve just sent me. Please wait by your PC for my response.

I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position.

I am currently out of the office and probably out-of-my-mind drunk. Enjoy your workweek.

I am currently out of the office. I have a cell phone, but I will not be giving the number out. If you can guess the number, however, I will take your call.

I am on annual leave until [date]. I will allow each sender one email and if you send me multiple emails, I will randomly delete your emails until there is only one remaining. Choose wisely. Please note that you already sent me one email.

I am out of the office until [date]. If your need is urgent please email [name]. Best wishes.

I am out of the office until [date]. For immediate assistance dial [number] and please contact [name] for emergencies.

I will be out of the office for the rest of the day without access to email. If this is an emergency, please call emergency services.

I work on [date]. I am now out of the office. E-mails will not be read in my absence.

I’m not in the office right now but if it’s important, tweet me using #YOUAREINTERRUPTINGMYVACATION.

If you’re reading this, Doc Brown was unable to make lightning strike the clock tower, and I’m stuck in 1985. I won’t be able to respond to emails or voicemail until 9ish on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012, or until email is invented — whatever comes first.

Please note that I am now out of the office until [date]. If you need a response urgently, please call [number] between 9am and 5pm except for weekends and public holidays, or email [name].

Thank you for your email. I will be out of the office from [date] returning on [date]. Please leave a message and I will get back to you on my return.

Thank you for your e-mail. I am currently out of the office. My emails are not being forwarded. Alternatively please forward all urgent emails to [name] at [email].

Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged $5.99 for the first ten words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message.

Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system. You are currently in 352nd place, and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 13 weeks.

Thank you for your message. I am out of the office, and will return on [date]. I will respond to your email on my return.

Thank you for your message. I will be out of the office from [date] to [date]. I will be checking emails daily, but may not be able to respond immediately. For assistance, please visit [website] or contact [name] at [number].

The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again.

You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn’t have received anything at all.

The below infographic provides a look at the standard expectations of American workers. Many that tend to take a vacation still receive work related calls and read emails. More than 70% of workers, bring work capable devices with them on vacation. Over 60% are planning on bringing three or more such devices. These include either a laptop or smartphone. Additional vacationing habits of workers are provided in the below work life balance guide.

Work Life Balance Trends