Having worked in an office most of my life you come to except emails about fire alarm test and messages like this which arrived in my email box this morning:
From: Office Manager
Sent: 13 May 2009 10:08
The kitchen fridge is just about to grow legs and walk outta here...so Petra has kindly volunteered to clean it out. We will of course keep anything that is within its ‘sell by date’ but anything that looks vaguely suspect, will be chucked. If you want to make sure your stuff is saved, please let her know in the next hour
Well Phil Gyford wrote on his blog about how he and his freelance friends do not have to deal with the normal office day to day emails. So they set up their own virtual office and started emailing everyone@ on the mailing list and with some surprising and funny results. Not only the general emails were sent out but the obligatory embarrassing emails were accidentally sent to everyone in the pretend company too.
You can see Phil's post here and the Office archive or RSS feed
The Pretend Office is very much like the Matt Beaumont book “e.”
Set in an ad agency, but the whole book is written in emails.