There are few more cathartic experiences in life than quitting a job that you absolutely despise. While in theory, my occupation put food on the table, when an opportunity to do something I actually liked came up, I took it with both hands. In a perfect world, when quitting a terrible job, I would write a scathing letter to my old boss before splashing gasoline over my former cubicle and setting the place alight, my new career rising like a phoenix in the cleansing flames of the old.
In reality though, bureaucratic inconveniences like “references”, “reputation” or “arson being a felony” mean that I often have to temper those urges. While it might feel great to give my ex-coworkers a piece of my mind, it’s important that a resignation letter is professional, concise and respectful. One grandmother however, was sick of her job, and she gave her former employer the resignation letter we all wish we could write.
Earlier this week, Kaitlyn McGrory from Glasgow shared a rather interesting letter with her followers on Twitter. Her grandmother was working for her boss, a man only known as Mr MacGillivray, but from this letter, it’s clear that Mr MacGillivray will be on the lookout for a new employee.
Being from Glasgow, Marlene’s resignation is written with a significantly Scottish twist, and I think it adds to the enjoyment if you read it with a Glaswegian accent. Online, Kaitlyn’s tweet was liked over 25,000 times, and many people have weighed in on the tweet, praising Marlene for her hilarious termination notice.
For me, the best part is how the letter starts very formally, but less than 30 words later, Marlene signs off with a “cheerio” and a “yee ha”. As of yet, it remains to be seen how Mr MacGillivray will react to losing Marlene, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Kaitlyn’s grandmother leaves her job on June 30 on horseback, screeching “yee ha” as she rides off into the Glaswegian sunset.
My experience at Whole Foods was like an increasingly sped up fall down a really long hill. That got rockier with every metre. And eventually, just really spiky … With fire, acid and Nickleback music. I was hired about five or six years ago. I appreciated and respected what the company said it’s philosophies were at that time. The “core values” essentially. However, it didn’t take long to realize what complete and utter bulls*** they are.
Here’s what social networks say about this: