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8 Hilarious Suggestions for Your Maternity ‘Out of Office’ Message

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Navigating office life can be tough for the working mama during pregnancy (so many questions and opinions and you know, judgment for those four-a-day snack breaks!). So chances are, when it’s time to head out for maternity leave, there are few thoughts you’d like to leave behind.

Not saying you should actually use any of these slightly tweaked ‘Out of Office’ replies, but go ahead and read through them – daydreaming is healthy, after all.

#8. I return on…

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“I am out of office on maternity leave beginning on xx date. I will return when my paid benefits run out and not before.”

#7. In case of emergency

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“Only contact me in case of emergency, but even then…please don’t.”

#6. I’ll be there in spirit

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“I’m actually not out of the office but I’m trying out my invisibility cloak!”

#5. Limited access to email

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“I’m out of the office with limited access to email, time to shower, clean clothes, and time to sleep.”

#4. Joking but really serious

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“I’m out of the office on maternity leave. Keep your hands off my stapler!”

#3. Not on vacation

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“I am not out of the office for a vacation, but because I have just birthed a human, which is the opposite of taking time off for fun. So I will not, under any circumstances, be replying to email.”

#2. Tell it like it is

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“I’m out of the office on maternity leave. Whatever your issue, it can wait.”

#1. The complimentary message

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“I’m out of the office on maternity leave. By the way, that color looks great on you!”