Strange…

After six years in the joint, and three w/o a performance review, there was still a surprising amount of adrenaline in actually giving notice.

Something in the built-in servility of the job, I think…

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  1. Anna

     /  September 15, 2006

    Heh. I want to see that resignation letter…:-) The I want to see the one you WANTED to give but never did…

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  2. I’m learning, bunnymine… I edited it four times, and still didn’t send it. What I sent was:

    SUBJ: fyi
    MSG: My last day will be September 29th.
    ————————-

    So I went minimalist.

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  3. You forgot the part about: “Since having discovered that the Rabbit is coming, it is with great regrets that I must now retreat to my subterranian paradise by the shed. Your mind control beams will never again influence my choice of salad dressings or the orientation of my underwear. Do not forget that you have been warned.”

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  4. What ever happened to:

    Dear Sirs,

    Fuck off.

    Yours,

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  5. blair

     /  September 15, 2006

    I will be ending my employment with you. Working with you was tolerable. But, then again I am also a part time firewalker and glasseater, and will be continuing those avocations.

    Should we meet at any time afterwards, I will smile, and extend my left hand. If you shake my left hand, I will pull your arm up and straight and stab you in the armpit, peircing you black, shrivelled heart. I will pass up free ice cream and cross streets to shake your hand .

    Oh So Very Sincerely,

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  6. Mike

     /  September 16, 2006

    How about doing what I did:

    You wait until you have your new job (done), and then you wait until a really important thing is happening that absolutely requires your help. Then you duck out on a lunch, and don’t come back. When they call, you say “I have quit”, and when they say something like “so you are just going to leave me hanging” you say “Yes”. And then say “Goodbye”.

    It works better if you have an audience in the background laughing and cheering loud enough to be heard when you do it.

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  7. Mike

     /  September 16, 2006

    Remember some bridges were meant to be BURNED. And then danced on. Enjoy quitting, and have a great time at your new job.

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  8. So far, I’m enjoying their reactions as I return the completely unsolicitous, uncaring, minimally-civil-at-best behavior I’ve been eating for six years. Their reactions thus far have been priceless.

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  9. Mike

     /  September 16, 2006

    Got any video of it? I’d love to see it if you do.

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  10. No video, unfortunately. But my boss’ look of despair (the fucker didn’t know why I was leaving) was priceless.

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  11. There is one guy I regret not getting to work with, who actually interacts with me like a person. But 1 out of 9 just don’t cut it…

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  12. Mike

     /  September 17, 2006

    Wow, you actually had one? Better than me, but still most definately not worth it.

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  13. Yeah, I got one. Won’t see him after I’ve left, but that’s because he buries himself in work.

    Oh well. I’m whistling and happy, and I warned my boss six months ago in writing, so it’s not like this ought to be a surprise.

    /Cue a certain yokel private in a Quonsett hut.

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