The funniest resignation letters (and cakes)
Employees sometimes save their best creativity for their resignations. If only they had been as inspired and inventive while they were on the job.
Here are some of the best resignation letters (and other communication techniques) — guaranteed to give you a chuckle. Enjoy!
- You can’t go wrong with a cake – with big letters in green frosting that simply says “I Quit!” next to yellow Smiley Face. Sure, a few employees embellished their cake messages, but we can’t repeat them here.
- Even more creative – resignation cupcakes! Each cupcake with a single icing word and arranged in a box to say “Please … Take … These … Cupcakes … Letter … Of … My … Resignation.”
- If the edible resignations are shared in the lunchroom, staff might notice the short resignation “note” pinned to the employee bulletin board. It read: “If you’re reading this, good-bye for now.”
- Knowing her job might soon be extinct, one employee drew a picture of a dinosaur, writing under it: “This is a drawing of a dinosaur. It’s also my two weeks notice.”
- A sympathy card addressed to your boss? “Even though you knew this time would come, there’s no way to prepare your heart for such a loss. I am so sorry,” the card’s message read. The employee then signed his name, and wrote “My two week’s notice.”
- This writer gets an A+ for imagination. “I have decided to become a professional pirate,” he wrote. “It has always been a dream of mine to live the life of a swashbuckling corsair, beholden to none and master to all I survey.”
- Perhaps regretting future holiday fun, one employee wrote, “I quit!” But added below: “P.S. I’m still coming to the Christmas party.”
- And there is the auto reply to e-mails: “I am currently out of the office and don’t plan on returning.”
- Employees assigned the task of changing messages on the lighted outdoor marquee are always up to mischief, including quitting. One posted: “My boss can change his own damn sign. I quit.”
- There’s also the Wendy’s restaurant employee who arranged the lighted sign’s message to say: “Greg. I Quit. Now that’s better.”
- Finally, written in nice calligraphy, one side of the resignation note read: “Matt’s resignation letter.” It opened to say: “I resignate. Peace out.”
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