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[Jan. 14th, 2005|10:22 am]
Roy Janik
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You know what phrase can suck it?

"Thanks in advance."

I know I've used it before, but it only just occurred to me how offensive it is.
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[User Picture]From: airelav
2005-01-14 08:12 pm (UTC)
how so?
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2005-01-14 09:04 pm (UTC)
It's just the undertones. It's like "I expect you to do this for me." I used to interpret it as, "You're so friendly that I know I can count on you" but in a work environment (or mine at least), it seems more manipulative than that.
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[User Picture]From: airelav
2005-01-14 09:08 pm (UTC)
very interesting.
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[User Picture]From: nekomouser
2005-01-14 08:36 pm (UTC)
It's a great phrase!
It is passive aggressive and strong-armed, yet completely polite and acceptable in the business culture. There is no better way to force someone to answer your e-mail than ending it by thanking them in advance for their help and response.

Thanks in advance for your reply to this message.
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[User Picture]From: fiberboard
2005-01-16 07:49 am (UTC)
A PERFECT example of why I can't work for anyone. Managerial Psychology 101. Whoever said that to you can eat a big fat one. Got me pissed just reading it. But then I'm more edgy in my old age.
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