November 28, 2007

Example Of A Last-Day-of-Work Letter

I received this via email from an ex-colleague of mine (who was also my mentor for a couple of years). Since he knew that I was already going to leave, he thought I might want to send this out on my last day of work.

Note: I modified the letter a little to fit me :P


Dear All ,

As many of you probably know, today is my last day. But before I leave, I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know what a great and distinct pleasure it has been to type 'Today is my last day.'

For nearly as long as I've worked here, I've hoped that I might one day leave this company. And now that this dream has become a reality, please know that I could not have reached this goal without your unending lack of support. Words cannot express my gratitude for the words of gratitude you did not express.

I would especially like to thank all of my managers: in an age where miscommunication is all too common, you consistently impressed and inspired me with the sheer magnitude of your misinformation. It takes a strong man to admit his mistake - it takes a stronger man to attribute his mistake to me.

Over the past four years, you have taught me more than I could ever ask for and, in most cases, ever did ask for. I have been fortunate enough to work with some absolutely interchangeable supervisors on a wide variety of seemingly identical projects - an invaluable lesson in overcoming daily tedium in overcoming daily tedium in overcoming daily tedium.

Your demands were high and your patience short, but I take great solace knowing that my work was, as stated on my annual review, 'mostly satisfactory.' That is the type of praise that sends a woman home happy after even a 10 hour day, smiling her way through half a bottle of mostly satisfactory scotch.

And to most of my peers: even though we barely acknowledged each other within these office walls, I hope that in the future, should we pass on the street, you will regard me the same way as I regard you: sans eye contact.

So, in parting, if I could pass on any word of advice to the individual who will soon be filling my position, it would be to cherish this experience like a sponge and soak it up like a good woman, because a job opportunity like this comes along only once in a lifetime.

Meaning: if I had to work here again in this lifetime, I would sooner kill myself.

Very truly yours,

Tine


You know what?

I just might ;)

13 comments:

Adino said...

You wouldn't dare! :)

That won't be a wise move at all!

littleComma said...

Hhahaha... can you imagine the look on their faces when they read through that? it will be comical.

zewt said...

i dare you...

pelf said...

NO! Don't you do it! Like the Chinese say, "Don't block all your future paths".

Unless you know for sure that you will not be seeing any of them anymore in future.

Kleio the Muse said...

Wowzer! that's a strong message to your ex-bosses. Ouch!
I wouldn't recommend sending it either. Not worthwhile to damage one's reputation for ungrateful brats like tat, right? But, it's a good way to write it for own pleasure and keeps. Lol.

Anonymous said...

This is really very interesting and creative. I might write something similar on my last day of service. Hehehe...

abhi said...

it is shear stupidity 4 writing like it.never wright in this manner, it will close the door 4 u always

Nita Bhatia said...

I think all of us feel to write this but we dont .... I loved it ... This is my last week in office and these are sane feelings I hv it :))

Anonymous said...

Its a fact which you have described in the letter, i appreciate your attitude to put the fact on the paper. today is my last working day in current company and going to send same letter as it is with minor changes in that. Thanks---------------------------------------------------------------------- for providing me such a nice information which was out of my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

awesome 'thank you' but in a funny way.

Anonymous said...

ul believe???
my manager has actually sent this mail..ditto..copy paste..:)

Anonymous said...

Can't stop writing a comment for this post. I loved each and every bit of this email and felt as if this is my story and will write the same when i leave my company.

Anonymous said...

Nice dude.
you can post about lwd on http://www.LastWorkingDay.com