If you’ve ever found yourself in a boring, soul-destroying job, no doubt a large part of your workday will have been taken up by thinking of imaginative ways to quit.
Perhaps blasting yourself out of a cannon while a banner reading ‘Up yours Susan I quit’ unfurls behind you, or inviting the whole office in for a meeting which turns out to be a PowerPoint presentation dissecting the reasons why you hate every single one of them.
While these would be ambitious yet satisfying ways to go about it, there are simpler things you can do which would be equally fun. Like the ‘sorry for your loss’ card this guy sent to his boss announcing his resignation.
It’s not the first time we’ve reported on someone quitting their job with a ‘sorry for your loss’ card, you might remember a few weeks back we brought you the story of a cleaner fed up with her bosses who managed to quit her job in style.
Lisa Bell sent her bosses the card after accusing them of treating her terribly. The 40-year-old said cleaners weren’t allowed to sit down during their breaks - even though they’re on their feet for the whole six hour shift - and they were banned from having a drink while working.
This time round, Sam Baines sent the condolence card to his bosses at a call centre in Sheffield, which was subsequently shared by a colleague on Twitter where it amassed a huge response.
one of our team members handed in their notice like this 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/tqc9Hn6ODE— h. (@bitchitshan) June 27, 2019
The front of the card reads ‘So very sorry for your loss’, while inside Sam had simply written: "My last day at work is the 28th July." He signs it off with ‘love’ and a kiss, though, so it’s not all negativity.
Sam told INSIDER:
I've been working here for almost a year now and had to hand my notice in as I'm going back to university this September. We are a really close team and have a fantastic manager, so we're always joking around and having fun. I knew I had to do something a little more creative when giving my notice to try and get one more joke in before I left! I knew my boss would find it funny, so I wasn't worried about how they'd take it. I came up with the idea because I was always joking about how much they'd miss me when I was gone, then thought a condolences card would be the perfect way to finish it off. It went down great and helped make a positive from an otherwise sad situation.
People were quick to share their own similar experiences of resigning in style:
Omg! We used the same card!! 😂 pic.twitter.com/QO6zEEhiPH— Whitney Kemp (@texasgirlincali) June 27, 2019
I know someone who did exact same thing , exact same card 😂 pic.twitter.com/2W8xyFiXC4
— Evenstar 🌟 (@HappyHare90) June 27, 2019
I took it just a bit further. pic.twitter.com/jW74isf4Hj
— James R. (@1jamesbianco) June 27, 2019
My mom retired similarly. No one but HR knew she was going to retire that year, then she emailed "Cake in the breakroom" to her whole office.
(Cake reads "Happy Retirement To Me") and she left for good 30 minutes later, full pension and all. Lol pic.twitter.com/WYHM222tTL
— Boogie Babies Are Still In Cages (@LikeAFineWino) June 27, 2019
My coworker quit like this lmao pic.twitter.com/S57YVzqbbJ
— John Hecker 🥜🍆 (@thejohnhecker) June 28, 2019
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