When most people quit a job – regardless of the reason – they usually will hand in a polite two-week notice in the form of a non-descript email. However, there was one employee that decided to take the time to put a bit of flamboyance into his resignation in the form of a “sorry for your loss” card with his written notice inside.
As sown in the picture, the outside of the card reads, “So very sorry for your loss.” 22-year-old Sam Baines then wrote on the inside, “My last day of work is the 29th of July. Thinking of you at this difficult time.”
one of our team members handed in their notice like this ???????????? pic.twitter.com/tqc9Hn6ODE— h. (@bitchitshan) June 27, 2019
Baines spoke with INSIDER and told them, “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!”
Baines clarified, saying, “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.”
Lucky for Baines, people at his job saw the funny side of the card resignation, with his fellow employee Hannah stating, “Everyone was laughing and pretty amused with the card. It was done in good spirit and not as a petty reaction as some people think.”
Naturally, the card picture went viral on social media, with many people impressed by Baines’ bold manner of resignation.
Card closes with: Love,” and I am officially deceased ????????????— Jennifer (@HiJCP) June 27, 2019
I love their work, I honestly have no choice but to stan ????????????— Double wahala, wahala 1&2 (@okuhlekodwaije) June 27, 2019
I know someone who did exact same thing , exact same card ???? pic.twitter.com/2W8xyFiXC4— Evenstar ???? (@HappyHare90) June 27, 2019
It’s always pleasant to hear about employees who get along well with their bosses, as it turns out fantasising about killing your boss is a pretty common one.
What do you think of Sam’s resignation letter? Would you ever be that bold?