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Old 11-10-2010, 10:18 AM   #1
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Today is my last day with my current employer (yay ) and I want to set up a email auto-reply to say that I am no longer with "Company X" and for them to either email my boss or if they want to speak to me about some work I have done for them that they can contact me on my mobile still (if need be).

I was thinking along the lines of:

"Please be aware that as of 11 Oct 2010 I am no longer with "Company X".

If you need to contact "Company X" please redirect your email to Joe Blow, joeblow@companyx.com.

If you need to contact me regarding any of my work with "Company X", please feel free to contact me on my mobile, +61 111111111."

What do you think (I'm not very good with words)

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Old 11-10-2010, 10:26 AM   #2
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mm most times your email is disconnected once you leave the company...
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:26 AM   #3
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Sounds good to me. Spells it out succinctly.
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I also am not allowed to do this when I leave a company for ethical reasons, I think you will probably find that your email will get disconnected and it will be unlikely that they pass on your details but I guess it depends on what profession you are in.
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My boss has asked me to do this. I am a consultant and as most of my jobs have had no input by anybody else in the office they probably wouldn't be able to answer all the questions a client may throw at them (there is only so much knowledge you can pass on in a hand-over meeting). I have made sure I haven't told them where I am going, just that if they really need to speak to me they have that option (hence why the first option is to email someone else in the company). Oh and there are people that left 2 years ago whose email accounts are still active.

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Then what you typed in your first post sounds great
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:32 PM   #7
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Your emails should be forwarded on to someone else in the company automatically.

I would not be giving out my mobile number, I would have those emails forwarded, with an out of office reply saying to contact this person in your absence. Then if there is an urgent issue your now ex-employer can just ring you and sort it out with you.

The reason I say that - is where do you draw the line at what is and isn't acceptable client contact? How many times can a client call you etc, before you find yourself giving out this advise, free for all...
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I agree with B&T. I would just give notice to contact your boss.

Then if your boss cannot deal with the issue, then he can contact you for the information he needs.

I think it is a bit unethical to give your direct contact details to your previous companies clients - especially as you are in a consultant position.
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