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Handing In My Notice

LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
edited June 2012 in The bottom bracket
I'm very close to it today.

If you could write a letter/say one thing/do one thing to your boss/colleagues on your way out of the office, what would it be?

I'd squat and take a dump on my area directors desk, whilst he's sitting there.


  • ddraverddraver Posts: 25,196
    Hmmm, never got on that bad with anyone, I just wanted to go back after 6 months or so and point out all the things that did nt happen because I was nt there to do it for no recognition and no support anymore...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Posts: 2,265
    I have to wear steel toe boots in work so a massive kick in the nuts would suffice.
  • nweststeynnweststeyn Posts: 1,574
    I would have liked to shout - "I DONT BELONG TO YOU. I MERELY PROVIDE MY SERVICES FOR A FEE. I QUIT. STICK IT UP YOUR ******* YOU ************** ****** AND I HOPE YOU ***********.

    What I actually did was write a letter saying - "Thank you for the opportunities presented to me during my employment. I hereby offer my resignation due to a breakdown in communication and mutual respect between both parties".
  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861
    many moons ago i left a data entry job as it was pants - horrible working conditions

    as i was being escorted out of the building i shouted across to my now ex supervisor, "for god sake brush your teeth, they honk!" because they did much to the amusement of the other workers
    Keeping it classy since '83
  • GiantMikeGiantMike Posts: 3,139
    When she resigned my wife actually wrote:

    "I would to say that I enjoyed working here; but I didn't"

    That's why I love her.
  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    do what this guy did
    The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns
    momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,386
    Humourous responses are fun but just in case you are serious....

    Beware. In my experience, most industries are close knit and smaller that you may think.
    Word gets around and while you may find it funny today you could regret it in the long run.

    That said - A few posts ago the Project Manager asked me why I was leaving. I replied that it was because the project was being badly managed.
    Woosh - Right over his head :shock: That confirmed that I was making the correct decision.

    Anyway......back to Bottom Bracket responses and carry on :wink:
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,831
    Sorry to invoke Godwin, but I thought this was funny.

    Read the second "most helpful" review, the one by M.Richards.

    The older I get, the better I was.

  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,386
    Capt Slog wrote:
    Sorry to invoke Godwin, but I thought this was funny.

    Read the second "most helpful" review, the one by M.Richards.
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • Frank the tankFrank the tank Posts: 6,553
    An ex-workmate of mine walked into the managers office and dropped him like a sack of censored . It cost him his severence pay but he walked up the drive a proud man.

    It lifted site morale for weeks.
    Tail end Charlie

    The above post may contain traces of sarcasm or/and bullsh*t.
  • DesB3rdDesB3rd Posts: 285
    Mid-2011 - boss "asked" for a rate reduction; "it's the nature of the current market" "we've got to take hard financial descisions."

    Early-2012 - job offer, better rates, closer to home; old firm want to keep me but play silly buggers - drag their feet on counter offers etc. Needless to say I wasn't happy, so took fair satisfaction in communicating "the current market places a higher value on my work" "I enjoy my work but I've got to prioritise the financial angle."

    Most industries are pretty incestuous, so burning bridges is all to easy. Best to keep things in the realm of the passive-aggressive.
  • Redhog14Redhog14 Posts: 1,377
    I have been in the unlucky position of working for some serious delusional maniacs in the past and only once failed to extract myself without parting on cordial terms, but that cost them 7months salary and a huge legal bill, which was satsifying enough for me. Bite your tongue, you may end up meeting them in future and under unknown circumstances then you can judge whether to call them fuckwits or not, and trust me it will be far more satisfying then.
  • The OrsThe Ors Posts: 130
    Just be nice about it 'cause two weeks/minutes after you've left none of it will matter to you.
  • campagonecampagone Posts: 270
    "I work to live, not live to work!"
  • pinnopinno Posts: 47,846
    Not quite a quitting quip, but along the lines and a farewell one at that.
    Long time ago in a Fatty Arbuckles theme pub/bar/dance thingy place in Leicester, I got a painting and decorating contract. It was being converted into an American 9 ball pool hall, maybe its still going ?
    The boss was a Terry Fordington and the foreman was a Terry Johnson. Did'nt matter which Terry you refered to as they were both 4rseholes. Terry foreman bloke used to hide my tools and just generally be an 4rse to me 'cos I wasn't 'one of them'. A Terry Johnson quote (and this was the measure of the man):
    "Get that f**king plasterborad in 'cos its f**king f**king it down out there". Which if you haven't worked out meant that it was raining.
    To cut a long story short (yes, there is a long version) I stuck at it and on the last day celebrating with a beer or two, Terry came up to me, roll-up stuck to yellow lips and said with a hush descending over the whole proceedings as the manner of his approach to me was a first, 'I know we haven't seen eye to eye, but yer alright you are" to which I replied "yes Terry and you know why we haven't seen eye to eye?" to which he replied slightly gobsmacked that I should rebuff his veiled compliment, "no !?" his face puzzled, I said "Its because Terry, I have never had to look at such an ugly fukker in my whole life". The place erupted and oddly, Terry seemed to think it was funny too.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,386
    Reminds me of a maintenance guys comment.
    Strangely this makes sense.

    "For f**ks sake, the f***ing f***ers f***ed again!"
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • Peddle Up!Peddle Up! Posts: 2,040
    Purveyor of "up" :)
  • HoopdriverHoopdriver Posts: 2,023
    I walked out of a newspaper job once many years ago when things got too awful and I remember the pompous editor telling me no t worry, he was a forgiving man and he'd still write me a decent reference. I told him not to bother; I'd never use it. I was always glad I had the presence of mind to say that, and loved the look on his face when I did.

    Half an hour later - it was no longer than that - I had a much better job across town
  • YossieYossie Posts: 2,600
    When I was 15, I used to work for a well known airline as a bagage loader. Shiiit job, very good pay.

    The guy in charge was an utter knob jockey - he wasn't a tool, he was a full Snap On tool chest.

    After two 18 hour shifts. we had a disagreement. As I flung my ID card towards hi sfat, ulcerous, bulbous, ugly head, my parting shot of "Brian - f^ck you and your job" still brings a smile to my face.

    Ooooooh, that man - he made me really, well, cross he did. What a tool.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 47,846
    Yossie wrote:
    When I was 15, I used to work for a well known airline as a bagage loader. Shiiit job, very good pay.
    If you have a good boss it makes all the difference, guess being a bagage handler now is not so bad. :wink:
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
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  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,038
    I go through a phase of that on a regular basis.
    The last catalyst was because management said 'no' to a staff manning issue, the word 'no' had to be said down the chain... all well and good except whe you work in sector where the 'no' dare not be uttereth. Shite.
    Bit of a censored up... management response is to :

    get on their fukkin hi horse.

    blame the bloody workforce for their incompetencies.
    force complete customer relation bollox down everyones throat
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,686
    Never had a go at the managers, but my farewell speech from working in my local council's education department went something along the lines of "I've enjoyed working with all of you, but if I had to take one more f**king idiot phone call from one more f**king idiot parent, I'd jump out of that window."
  • monsterhillmonsterhill Posts: 106
    If you work in an industry where you have to use Swerfega and there is only 2 of you working in the buisiness, do excatly what my mate did.
    Piss in the Swarfega bucket! To this day rumour has it that his ex boss is still using it! :D
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