Journey Agent’s ‘Condescending’ Electronic mail Reply Sparks Debate


A TikToker and journey agent went viral after claiming that one in all her clients accused her of being “condescending” in an out-of-office electronic mail.

The video options the creator, Syd (@stillpoorandhungry), as she recounts the occasion to her 33,600 followers.

Syd explains that the shopper claimed her out-of-office electronic mail was probably the most “condescending” electronic mail she’s ever obtained. The TikToker notes that her electronic mail listed what she was doing whereas she was away with just a few images, along with the usual electronic mail necessities (the time she’s going to return to the workplace, and an individual to contact within the meantime).

“What was so condescending it’s possible you’ll ask?” Syd says. “It wasn’t simply ‘hey, Thanks for the message. Right here’s the day and time that I’m again. Right here’s an individual. Thanks.’ I put what I used to be truly doing.”

The lady allegedly discovered it condescending as a result of it was “rubbing it within the face of anybody who wasn’t additionally on trip,” in response to the TikToker. Moreover, Syd says the shopper accused her of calling her “decrease class,” despite the fact that Syd deliberate the girl’s trip to Paris.

“It was much more wild as a result of it was a template utilized by anybody within the firm,” the journey agent added within the caption.

@stillpoorandhungry It was much more wild as a result of it was a template utilized by anybody within the firm #journey #customerservice #electronic mail ♬ unique sound – $yd

The video has been seen over 118,000 occasions as of Sunday. A debate developed within the feedback, with many siding with Syd.

One person thought it was a sensible technique, particularly contemplating she labored at a journey company. ”I really feel like that’s simply good advertising and marketing for a journey agent?” they stated. “Like, ‘Look how a lot enjoyable I’m having, your subsequent journey may very well be right here too!’”

“Persons are SOOOO artistic with what they give you to complain about it’s nearly superb,” one other added.

Different customers shared their experiences coping with folks like the woman.

“Somebody as soon as advised me that my outgoing voicemail recording was impolite as a result of i stated ‘i’ll name you again at my earliest comfort,’” one particular person shared.

“Somebody referred to as my sister-in-law classist as soon as as a result of she was posting pool pics on her time off,” a second wrote.

Different folks disagreed, accusing Syd of “flaunting.”

“She had some extent,” one particular person commented.

An extra TikToker argued that it was applicable for inner emails, however not exterior communications. “I’ll put what I’m doing (eg visiting household, on trip) on inner OOO replies typically however not for exterior,” they stated. “I really feel these are higher succinct.”

The Day by day Dot reached out to Syd through electronic mail and TikTok remark.


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*First Printed: Aug 28, 2022, 5:17 pm CDT

Melody Heald

Melody Heald is a tradition author. Her work could be present in Glitter Journal, BUST Journal, and extra.



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