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How you can avoid business F-Ups and offending clients or colleagues.

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How would you react if you got this message in an e-mail or text?

I resent the F-UP. You must resign.

How you can avoid business F-UPs and offending clients or colleagues.

TV show talk

I said the F-word on a TV show today. Well, I actually said  “F-UP”.

It’s all OK ‘though –  I was making a point!

The lesson for YOU!

I was talking about the danger of abbreviations especially in business communication.

I was telling a real-life business “horror story” about someone who caused offence by writing:

 I resent the F-UP. You must resign.

What the writer meant to say was:

I re-sent the F-UP (as in follow up). You must re-sign.

What was your first reaction?  Was it the same as the writer intended?

The writer mean Follow-up – but the reader was offended by a very different meaning.

The misused words resent and resign  also caused…

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