Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Sound familiar?

Check out this resignation letter. Highlights:

  • "I do not like the practice of corporate law. At all. I find it extremely tedious and stressful."
  • "At this point in my life, I want to work a job with predictable hours. I want to work a job where I am not connected to a blackberry. I want to work a job where I am not expected to work past 6. . . . I want to work a job where I am not expected to work weekends."
  • "I am more than willing to make the trade of less money for more control over my life."

Man, I've been there before. But at least I had the good sense to not put it in my resignation letter.


Joe said...

All resignation letters should say as little as possible:

Dear ABC:

Please consider this a formal letter of resignation from my position at XYZ. I have decided to pursue other opportunities. My last day will be [2 weeks from today].

[Your name here]

mad said...

I hear the service industry has plenty of jobs like the one that person is looking for.

dara said...

Joe: Exactly. Save the sob story to tell your friends over beers.

Mad: But what if he has to work after 6? That's the dinner rush.

Justin S. said...

I personally like Cracked's advice regarding leaving a job, particularly method 7, the FYFYYCIO method.

dara said...

"Fuck you, fuck you, you're cool, I'm out" would be fun. Next time I'm quitting a job in the service industry or a band, I'll be sure to use it.