Cheeky Man Resigns from His Job with a Condolence Card

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If you’ve ever had a job that wasn’t for you – like, at all – then you know what a feeling of relief it is to be able to hand in your notice and count the days until you can leave.

As someone who endured the specific hell that is working in a call center, I can definitely relate to 22-year-old Sam Baines’ elation at being about to move on to something new (in his case, furthering his education).

Sam decided it was time to leave his position and return to school, but instead of typing up a typical two weeks notice, he decided to give his boss a card expressing his condolences, instead.

“My last day at work is the 28th July,” the UK man wrote. “Thinking of you at this difficult time.”

Baines explained that he had a great team and manager, and that the group was always keen on laughing and joking around, so he felt confident his decision to make light of the occasion wouldn’t be taken poorly.

“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.”

One of his team members, Hannah, shared the card on Twitter and confirmed that everyone in the office loved his way of saying goodbye.

“Everyone was laughing and pretty amuse with the card. It was done in good spirit and not as a petty reaction as some people think.”

Not only did everyone on Twitter love it, too, but more people have quit their jobs this way than you’d probably have thought!

Including this person, who used the exact same card. What are the chances?!

And these people, who were equally creative.


If I ever have another office job full of people with good senses of humor (or full of people I want to give the finger to upon departing, I know just how to do it!