Guy resigns from his job by giving his boss a 'sorry for your loss' card
Oh, the greeting card section. In almost every local grocery store or pharmacy, you can find a card for almost any occasion. Have you ever seen one that empathises with someone who is going bald? Because I have. But what if you need a special card for an occasion even more specific than that, and the store doesn't sell it? Do what this guy did and get creative.
22-year-old Sam Baines resigned from his job at a call centre in Sheffield, England by sprucing up a store-bought sympathy card. The card originally read: "So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time." Sam wrote in: "My last day at work is the 28th July" before signing his name at the bottom.
One of his co-workers tweeted a photo of the card that has so far received almost 47,000 retweets and 259,000 likes.
Sam sent the condolence card on June 27, giving his manager (and the rest of the team, neigh, the rest of the world) about a month's notice before leaving the job. Sam, who has worked at the company for almost a year and quit to return to University, said to INSIDER that the joke was all in good fun:
"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."
Hannah, Sam's co-worker who tweeted the photo, agreed: "Everyone was laughing and pretty amused with the card," she said. "It was done in good spirit and not as a petty reaction as some people think."
But the internet doesn't seem to think that at all. Comments on her post include: "So great.. I might do this" and "this is epic!!" In fact, there's almost no negative or judgemental backlash to the tweet. Others commented photos of similar edited cards for resignation, as well as the comment: "I once quit via PowerPoint."
If you're not happy with your job, don't walk into your manager's office and give your two weeks like an everyday commoner. Take a note from this guy and roll out in style.