Employment: A resignation letter that really rises to the occasion
We’re used to disgruntled employees’ resignations doing the rounds these days. In the internet age, those bitter parting words can be uploaded and forwarded in an instant.
And there have been some famously vitriolic parting shots. In September, Kieran Allen, of London advertising agency MEC, emailed his whole office his resignation, which included an accusation that his boss had slept with a colleague straight after interviewing them.
Last year, Goldman Sachs’ Greg Smith quit his job via an op-ed piece in The New York Times, calling the bank “toxic and destructive”.
Then there was the Toronto Whole Foods employee who resigned with a letter eviscerating the company’s core values, saying they underpaid staff and failed to recycle properly.
And who could forget JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater, who announced his resignation on a plane before grabbing two beers, opening the evacuation slide and jumping down it.
So how lovely is it to see someone quit their job in such a pleasant way? Having worked at Stansted airport for four years, Chris Holmes resigned this week to focus on his cake business, Mr Cake.
Although he had the idea six months ago, it took him until now to work up the courage to see it through. “Everyone’s been very supportive and I think it’s a nice way to leave,” Mr Holmes told The Independent. “They all loved it; they loved the idea and I think they enjoyed the cake as well.”
“I had my first child in March and I felt like I owe it to him to be true to myself and do something that I really enjoy,” he continued. And what sort of cake was it? A passion cake, of course.
- 1 Chelsea victory parade mocked on Twitter as 'tens of fans' pack the streets of London
- 2 Preston fan who appeared to snatch Jermaine Beckford's shirt from eight-year-old boy identified and says: 'the truth will come out'
- 3 Johnny Depp facing 10 years in jail for illegally bringing dogs to Australia
- 4 US warned by Chinese media to stop meddling or 'war will be inevitable'
- 5 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
Cyclist who knocked down three-year-old girl says his life has been 'destroyed'
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
Johnny Depp facing 10 years in jail for illegally bringing dogs to Australia
US warned by Chinese media to stop meddling or 'war will be inevitable'
Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
£20000 - £25000 per annum + uncapped commission, Benefits, OTE £100k: SThree: ...
£32K: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Dining Room Head Chef to work for one of ...
£27K: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Pastry Sous Chef / Experienced Pastry Che...
£20000 - £25000 per annum + competitive: SThree: Are you a recent graduate loo...