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Old 11th June 2008, 14:24   #676
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Please correct me if I'm wrong on this.
Thanks for that, Sam!
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Old 12th June 2008, 12:25   #677
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Default good bye e-mail

so tomorrow is my last day at my current organization,
I'm writing a good by e-mail to my peers managers, us counterparts and my direct reportees

how is this for a good by e-mail ?

It's been a great journey, 7 days short of 3 years, I've learnt a lot, but it's that time, the time to move on. It'll be great to stay in touch with all of you.
My personal e-mail is xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxx.com, cell is 98xxxxxxxx.


Any suggestions ?

Last edited by Rehaan : 13th June 2008 at 04:07. Reason: tmw = tomorrow. Please avoid SMS language as you have been warned earlier.
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Old 12th June 2008, 12:38   #678
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Seriously everything went bouncer over my head what are you trying to explain,only i can assume is you are quitting your orginasation??rest is this thread worth for any conclusion?
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What's not making sense in it? He is quitting and he wants us to help him with a sample good-bye email. Also, his note says -
He would have completed 3 years in a matter of days at his current organisation.
He thanks everyone and shares his email and contact num.

I think somehting short and simple like this is BEST in such circumstances. No point going over the top and makking ppl drag!
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so tmr is my last day at my current organization,
I'm writing a good by e-mail to my peers managers, us counterparts and my direct reportees

how is this for a good by e-mail ?

It's been a great journey, 7 days short of 3 years, I've learnt a lot, but it's that time, the time to move on. It'll be great to stay in touch with all of you.
My personal e-mail is xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxx.com, cell is 98xxxxxxxx.


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There is no correct way to say goodbye. It depends on the tone of your earlier intra-office emails. However, here is a suggestion.

Dear All,

For almost 3 years I have been part of this wonderful team, working with all of you and learning so much at the same time. It has indeed been a memorable experience.
It is now time for me to progress, to move on. It would be wonderful to stay in touch with all of you.

You can drop me a line at ___________________ or call/sms me at _____________________

Thank you for everything and good luck!
XXX

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I think somehting short and simple like this is BEST in such circumstances. No point going over the top and makking ppl drag!
I agree!

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Old 12th June 2008, 14:00   #681
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There is no correct way to say goodbye. It depends on the tone of your earlier intra-office emails. However, here is a suggestion.

Dear All,

For almost 3 years I have been part of this wonderful team, working with all of you and learning so much at the same time. It has indeed been a memorable experience.
It is now time for me to progress, to move on. It would be wonderful to stay in touch with all of you.

You can drop me a line at ___________________ or call/sms me at _____________________

Thank you for everything and good luck!
XXX

I agree!
that sounds good, thanks mate!
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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/864964-post48.html

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/865023-post53.html

I though happenstance = coincidence.

Can someone help me out here ?
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Old 14th June 2008, 01:19   #683
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Oi!
I just happened to stumble upon this wonderful thread, although its relatively older. I love the english language more than my own.
Yeti! You have done it yet again!
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Old 14th June 2008, 07:20   #684
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I thought happenstance = coincidence.

Can someone help me out here ?
A happenstance is a chance happening or event. [happen + (circum)stance]

A coincidence is an accidental coinciding set of events that only appears to have been pre-arranged.
By a strange coincidence we were both enroute to Pune.

In reference to his second encounter with James Bond, the character Auric Goldfinger says that unexpected meetings like theirs follow a pattern: "Once is happenstance, Twice is coincidence, Three times is enemy action, Mr. Bond"
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I think I was referring to the pic in post 659, though not sure I can see where I thought the alegedly-removed speaker had come from now!

Maybe I put my foot in it --- which is the most commonly used form of the phrase in general English usage.

There is also [i]shooting oneself in the foot.[/I ]

Recently people have started talking of being caught on the back foot, which I think is just plain wrong! I think it should be wrong-footed.
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I'd like condole Sam for the loss of his i-phone.

But only in India... no doubt the verb exists in British English, but we never use it like this.
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Heres another common Indianism - i'd be interested to know how it originated. (Assuming that it is not "correct English").

Varun, Shruti and Bill are sitting at the table after lunch at a new restaurant.

Varun: Shruti, how did you find the food?
Shruti: It was really good, i loved my pasta.

Varun: Bill, how did you find the food?
Bill: Umm, i didn't really have to search much - actually, the waiter brought it right to me!

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Varun: Bill, how did you find the food?
Bill: Umm, i didn't really have to search much - actually, the waiter brought it right to me!
If Bill plans to be in India for a while he'll have to quickly learn English as she is spoke!

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How many of you guys here use spoken English while posting on the forums?
What that means is that you use everyday vocabulary and sometimes the sentences in the posts look like conversations.

I know I tend to do it sometimes, and it looks like whatever I'm typing, is exactly what I'd have said if I was saying it to someone.

However, sometimes I write my posts as if they are written in a book, using better words and third person (usually longer posts or threads).
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My sincerest apologies if this has been covered on this thread before, but there are 46 pages to go through!
Anyway, there was a point of contention recently between my friends and me, over which is the correct usage:
To whomsoever it may concern
To whoever it may concern
To whomever it may concern

The common usage is the first one, which also sounds right, maybe because of it's universal acceptance. But after a whole lot of checking up, it turns out that 'whomever' is the correct form of usage. Which doesn't quite sound so right! Maybe because I, personally, have never come across this form of addressal.

Any ideas on this guys?
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