While it may be tempting to leave a message that reiterates the time you will be spending on the beach drinking pina coladas, it would not be the best choice among a group of professionals. Many professional out of office messages are aimed towards providing a direct line of communication by notifying your absence and providing an alternative contact for immediate needs. The following samples are perfect examples of professional out of office vacation messages.
I will be out of the office starting [starting date] through [end date] returning [date of return]. If you need immediate assistance during my absence, please contact [name] at [email]. Otherwise I will respond to your emails as soon as possible upon my return.
Thank for your email. I am out of the office until [date]. I will reply to your email after I return. If you need more assistance, please email [name] at [email].
Thank you for your email. I am out of the office and will be back at [date]. During this period, I will have limited access to email. For immediate assistance, please contact me on my cell at [number].
Thank you for your message. I am currently out of the office, with [limited] [no] access to email. I will be returning on [day, date]. If you need assistance before then, you may reach me at [phone number]. For urgent issues, please contact [name] at [email] or [telephone number].
Thanks for your email, I am at [event name] until [date] and may be slow to reply until then. If you need more immediate assistance, please email [name] at [email].
Many small business owners spend their time focused on building and succeeding at their business, while putting the idea of a vacation on the back burner. More than half of small business owners claim that it as been two years or more since they took a week long vacation. The same owners find themselves working through most holidays. Why is this such a trend? An estimated two thirds of owners claim they worry to much about their business while on vacation. The below infographic provides a brief overview as to the common vacationing habits of small business owners.