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Resigning with style

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Apparently, this is an actual letter of resignation from an employee at "Zantex Computers", Australia, to his boss, J Pilgrim. His boss, known as Pilly, apparently resigned very soon afterwards!

Dear Mr Pilgrim,

As an employee of an institution of higher education, I have a few very basic expectations. Chief among these is that my direct superiors have an intellect that ranges above the common ground squirrel. After your consistent and annoying harassment of my co-workers and myself during the commission of our duties, I can only surmise that you are one of the few true genetic wastes of our time.

Asking me, a network administrator, to explain every little nuance of everything I do each time you happen to stroll into my office is not only a waste of time, but also a waste of precious oxygen. I was hired because I know how to network computer systems, and you were apparently hired to provide amusement to myself and other employees, who watch you vainly attempt to understand the concept of "cut and paste" for the hundredth time. You will never understand computers. Something as incredibly simple as binary still gives you too many options. You will also never understand why people hate you, but I am going to try and explain it to you, even though I am sure this will be just as effective as telling you what an IP is.

Your shiny new iMac has more personality than you ever will. You walk around the building all day, shiftlessly looking for fault in others. You have a sharp dressed useless look about you that may have worked for your interview, but now that you actually have responsibility, you pawn it off on overworked staff, hoping their talent will cover for your glaring ineptitude. In a world of managerial evolution, you are the blue-green algae that everyone else eats and laughs at. Managers like you are a sad proof of the Dilbert principle. Seeing as this situation is unlikely to change without you getting a full frontal lobotomy reversal, I am forced to tender my resignation; however I have a few parting thoughts:

1. When someone calls you in reference to employment, it is illegal to give me a bad recommendation. The most you can say to hurt me is "I prefer not to comment." I will have friends randomly call you over the next couple of years to keep you honest, because I know you would be unable to do it on your own.

2. I have all the passwords to every account on the system, and I know every password you have used for the last five years. If you decide to get cute, I am going to publish your "favourites list", which I conveniently saved when you made me "back up" your useless files. I do believe that terms like "Lolita" are not usually viewed favourably by the administration.

3. When you borrowed the digital camera to "take pictures of your mother's birthday", you neglected to mention that you were going to take pictures of yourself in the mirror nude. Then you forgot to erase them like the techno-moron you really are. Suffice it to say I have never seen such odd acts with a ketchup bottle, but I assure you that those have been copied and kept in safe places pending the authoring of a glowing letter of recommendation. (Try to use a spell check please. I hate having to correct your mistakes.)

Thank you for your time, and I expect the letter of recommendation on my desk by 8:00am tomorrow. One word of this to anybody, and all of your little twisted repugnant obsessions will be open to the public.

Never f*** with your systems administrator. Why? Because they know what you do with all that free time!

Adrian Barragan
post #2 of 7
Excellent, even if a complete work of fiction!
post #3 of 7
Gives me a good guide though
post #4 of 7
Hmmmmm....... :
post #5 of 7
Originally Posted by teachskiljp
Gives me a good guide though
By the time I got to the end of the 2nd sentence, I was thinking of you, and how you might use it to your benefit.
post #6 of 7
Snopes.com is your friend when sorting fact from fiction . The inspirational Mr. Pilgrim has apparently been around a while, and in multiple versions of this story. Keep in mind this is humor. I would encourage anyone to think twice before attempting blackmail in writing unless they have the inside track on bribing a judge .


Edit: Darn that WTFH, he beat me again!
post #7 of 7
In the Navy we learned never to piss off two very important people. The disbursing clerk (DK) and the corpsman (Doc). I don't know which could do the worst to you. The DK could "misplace" your pay record and you don't get around much without pay. Worse than that, they could have a slight error happen "on accident." It takes forever to fix a pay problem in your record and it is nothing but pure misery.

The Doc could "loose" your shot record. Do you really want to go through another round of all the shots you need to be on active duty?

Pity the fool who pissed both of them off at the same time.
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