As many of you know I’ve been transitioning between jobs the past few months. While doing so, I have written a few posts about losing your job, being burnt out, and this week’s very controversial one: It is YOUR fault you were laid off.
In response to this latest post a fellow blogger shared the resignation letter she turned in this week and in turn I want to share it with you.
Sammie wrote a no holds barred letter and by doing so created a very rare creature in today’s corporate world – an honest resignation letter. I envy her courage to throw caution to the wind and realize there are some times when burning that bridge behind you is the right decision. There are few circumstances when I would advocate such action, but hers seems to meet even my cautious criteria. Would I have ever done it though? Probably not, which is why I love it so much. Here is a snippet:
…I would never use this Micky Mouse organization on my resume or request a reference from you! So effective today, at the close of business, my slave status with your organization will be formally done. I hope you understand this decision is “only business”…
Go here to read the rest.
What would you do? Would you write a bland, keep all options open, letter like I did? Or go for it like Sammie?