The best examples of resignation letters in Tech – simple resignation letter uk
Resigning is hardly easy even if you like the people and the company but it’s even harder to resign with a strong memorable message.
And lets face it some resignations leave a stronger impression than others. And the stronger the person the stronger the message…
So it’s pretty obvious that the following high profile business people left their position in a high style and caused a stir their final messages
When and what: 1985, Apple Chairman
Why? Mac sales were in big decline and Jobs often clashed with John Sculley, the former Pepsi CEO that ironically Jobs brought in himself to head up Apple. You can read all about it in the book. Sorry, books….
Eventually, Sculley and Apple’s board stripped Jobs of all top duties and “demoted” him to the Chairman position so Jobs resigned on Sept. 15, 1985 and went on to launch another company called NeXT before returning as Apple’s CEO on Sept. 16, 1997. And the rest, as they say, is history…
Best line: “I find myself both saddened and perplexed by the management’s conduct in this matter which seems to me contrary to Apple’s best interest…I am but 30 and want still to contribute and achieve.”
Get the full low down here.
Where and When: General Manager of Flickr, 2008
Why? Stewart Butterfield was the founder of Flickr then and to a lesser degree now a massive photo sharing platform and sold it to Yahoo for $35 million in 2005. But when it all went pear shaped as his stint at Yahoo didn’t go smoothly and he calls Yahoo a “terrible joke,”. Yup…that’s what FY money 🙂
Butterfield became CEO of Slack you are kind of bigger like on a massive scale….
Best line: “I will be spending more time with my family, tending to my small but growing alpaca herd and of course getting back to working with tin, my first love.”
Read the full yahoo madness here.
When: 2014, MongoDB CEO (big old database platform)
Why? Schireson left his job as CEO of MongoDB when is was valued at over $1 billion so – wait for it – he could spend more time with his family. That’s pretty cool….
While doing so he also raised the question of why male business leaders are not asked about work-life balance as much as high profile female executives
Best line: “As a male CEO, I have been asked what kind of car I drive and what type of music I like, but never how I balance the demands of being both a dad and a CEO…Right now, I choose to spend more time with my family and am confident that I can continue to have an meaningful and rewarding work life while doing so.”
Read in full here.
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