Are these the best resignation letter examples ever?
We look at the some of the best I’m off examples that have been made public. We want to hear from you which is the best….write your comment below.
Andew Mason – Groupon
“After four and a half intense and wonderful years as CEO of Groupon, I’ve decided that I’d like to spend more time with my family. Just kidding – I was fired today. If you’re wondering why… you haven’t been paying attention“
Groupon – (ex) chief executive Andrew Mason
Carol Bartz – Yahoo
“I am very sad to tell you that I’ve just been fired over the phone by Yahoo’s Chairman of the Board. It has been my pleasure to work with all of you and I wish you only the best going forward.“
(ex…) Yahoo! chief executive – Carol Bartz
Greg Smith – Goldman Sachs
Greg Smith famously announced his resignation letter from Goldman Sachs by way of New York Times article. That must take balls…and connections…and a little bit of crazy…
Including gloves off references to “muppets”, “axes” and “hunting elephants” the headline in the New York Times was clearly titled: Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs.
“After almost 12 years at the firm — first as a summer intern while at Stanford, then in New York for 10 years, and now in London — I believe I have worked here long enough to understand the trajectory of its culture, its people and its identity. And I can honestly say that the environment now is as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it….
Greg Smith – (ex…) Goldman Sachs
Andrew Lahde – Wealth Fund
Maybe the best is the one with the least to lose. Someone who’s made their money and doesn’t even have a media profile type job
“Goodbye and F**k You” – Open Letter
“What I have learned about the hedge fund business is that I hate it.” I could not agree more with that statement. I was in this game for the money….The low hanging fruit, i.e. idiots whose parents paid for prep school, Yale, and then the Harvard MBA, was there for the taking. These people who were (often) truly not worthy of the education they received (or supposedly received) rose to the top of companies such as AIG, Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers and all levels of our government.All of this behavior supporting the Aristocracy, only ended up making it easier for me to find people stupid enough to take the other side of my trades.“
God bless America.
Wealthy fund manager Andrew Lahde
Please do read our guide to how to write a resignation letter to get this right…