Friday, June 17, 2011

The Nasty Good-Bye

Here's a funny Slate article by Jack Shafer about a different kind of rejection note: the kind a quitting employee writes to his employer on the way out. Some funny highlights include:

  • "It's been a rough few years here, mainly because of the jackasses in Chicago who own us. To them I say, with as much gusto as I can muster in an email, fuck you."—Dan Neil, upon leaving the Los Angeles Times for the Wall Street Journal, February 2010.
  • "Jesus spent three days in Hell. … I could only handle one."—Richard Morgan, who quit after one day, January 2008.
  • "Don't worry about me; I'll land on my feet. I don't regret coming here, even though I've been laid off now. In fact, my only regret is that you haven't come to visit the Beacon Journal. I would have loved to piss on your shoes."Mark Schlueb in a letter to Knight Ridder CEO Tony Ridder, April 2001


Martin Rose said...

This is possibly the most inspirational reading I've done in a long time.

Jennifer Perry said...

Well, Martin, yes it is. LROD seems to know what we need and when!