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What’s your OOO?

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.)