We’re finally (finally!) seeing a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, and all of us here at Jellyvision are itching to plan a vacation. Since Hubspot’s sharing their 10 of the Best Out of Office Messages We Could Find, we thought we’d do the same—and share a few funny out of office messages from our Jellyvision colleagues over the years. 

And for those of us who are still in the thick of a tough year, it’s still a good idea to give your coworkers a heads up when you’re taking time off. Whether you’re out sick, caring for a loved one, or just need a bit of time to recharge, feel free to use these out of office messages during COVID too. They say humor is the best medicine, right?

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Hey there, I am doing a market research study interview at the Hancock Tower for a few days. If you’re curious – they want to talk to people that have more than 50% of their body covered in tattoos. Hopefully I won’t have to test anything that will give me a rash.

Hey, everyone,

I’m going to the woods next week (June 23-27). I know! They have canoes and mosquitoes and S’mores there. It’s going to be a lot of fun. Anyway, the woods sure do hate cell phones, so I’m probably not going to be very reachable. I’ve got a pretty bad (and yes, I know, passé) Words with Friends problem, though, so I’ll probably sneak off here and there a few times in search of a signal.

See you all when I get back.

Hi everybody, I have a friend passing through Chicago for a few days. I’d love to show him around the city and prove how much cooler Chicago is than Portland.

Will you be in the office between 12/23 and 1/2? Do you have an interest in helping a fish stay alive? If so, your help would be greatly appreciated in feeding the fish on my desk during any or all of the days that you come in to the office!

I’ll be OOO, but the fish doesn’t deserve to suffer because of it. Give me a shout if you might be able to help. Maybe if this goes well, my girlfriend will stop calling me a deadbeat dad.

A heads up. . . you won’t see my face around these parts during this time. No, it’s not you, it’s me. I’ll be getting my road-trip-fix on and temporarily fulfilling my fantasy of being a drifter. Here’s the dilly on my availability.

Call my cell anytime. Seriously anytime. I’ll be working periodically, so it’s no biggie, really.

In fact, I’ll be online for most of the week of Jan 5 during regular work hours. A couple of exceptions abound, like if I’m coming off a bad peyote trip, but I’ll shout those out as they come. 

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