This is an actual e-mail auto-reply that a co-worker of mine received. If this isn't straight out of Dilbert, I don't know what is . . .
I want to just flood this person's inbox with items that I need assistance with AFTER her year is up. And the "Thanks. Have a great day." (with its obvious lack of enthusiasm!) is especially priceless.
Subject: Out of Office AutoReply
Thank you for your message. As of October 12, 2007 I will be on maternity leave for one year. If you need assistance before then, please resend your message to _______. Thanks. Have a great day.
(ps--this comes from a Canadian co-worker--do folks in Canada really get a flippin' YEAR of maternity leave?!)