Sorry for your loss quit job—A man resigned from his job by giving his boss a “Sorry for your loss quit job” condolence card, and people are loving it. The images of the card, shared on Twitter by the man’s colleague Hannah, have been retweeted nearly 40,000 times and liked by 210,000 people.
There are ways to make the situation less awkward (or more, depending on your approach) though, including handing your boss a sorry for your loss card. These cards are normally reserved for deaths, but given how dead your office will likely be without your presence, they seem fitting enough.
Sam Baines, 22, from Sheffield decided that’s exactly how he was going to leave his call centre job recently, and his efforts were shared by colleague Hannah. Keeping it fuss-free (but still abiding by the ‘written notice’ rule) Sam got a condolence card, and wrote inside ‘My last day at work is the 28th July. Love, Sam x’.
The text printed in the card reads: “Thinking of you at this difficult time.”
“I’ve been working here for almost a year now and had to hand my notice in as I’m going back to university this September,” Baines told the press.
“We are a really close team and have a fantastic manager, so we’re always joking around and having fun. I knew I had to do something a little more creative when giving my notice to try and get one more joke in before I left!
“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.
“It went down great and helped make a positive from an otherwise sad situation.”
The Boos who goes by the name Hannah also confirmed to the press that the card was very much taken in good spirits.
“Everyone was laughing and pretty amused with the card,” she said. “It was done in good spirit and not as a petty reaction as some people think.”
Baines was resigning from his job at a call center in Sheffield, in the north of England, and he made the bold move on Thursday.
The card was given directly to Baines’ manager, but needless to say the rest of the team got to read it — as thousands of others have now done too.
“I love their work,” another added.
As many people replied to the tweet expressing their amusement, some said they’d seen similar things before.
One woman named Zoe shared pictures of how her former colleague Danny resigned, coincidentally enough, using the exact same card.