Emergency Reader Email: Maternity Leave Email (and other messages)

maternity-leave-voicemailMy friend F emailed today, noting that this is her last day in the office before maternity leave, and she is wondering what to put in her “out of office” message. Should she say “leave of absence” or “maternity leave”? Furthermore, she’s taking a six-month maternity leave — should she put that in her email, or will the clients (she has too many occasional ones to give each an individual head’s up) freak out if they hear “November”? (Pictured: Baby Bump Love, originally uploaded to Flickr by teefaye.)

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