I recently got a great OOO maternity message from Hayley Barna, co-founder of BirchBox and partner at First Round Capital:
“I am out of the office working on a very important personal project
(parental leave with my second child). If you have an urgent need and know my telephone number, please don't hesitate to text me. I promise to send you baby pictures and a response within 24 hours.”
I chuckled and loved the balance between being accessible yet unavailable.
Did you have (or have you seen) great OOO mat-leave messages? I’d love to compile some favorites for all of you.
(Alas, mine was pretty lame.)