A whopper of a resignation

April 15th, 2013 · 106 comments

Our submitter says this note, written by “by a fellow employee who finally had enough of working in the inferno we call Burger King,” quickly made the rounds of the entire staff after being handed into the manager.

“It’s funny,” she says, “because for three years this employee pretended to like everyone, and we would have never expected him to say or write anything like this. He even took the opportunity to insult the Hispanic kitchen staff!”

 Dear Management, I'm thrilled to inform you, that after 3 brutal years I'm resigning. I have been waiting for what seems like forever to inform you that I'm resigning. I've hated working for this company since the day I was hired. I don't like the work, I don't like my fellow employees that cannot speak the language, and I don't like you. I am tendering my resignation effective immediately 4-13-2013 and I'm heading for a real job. I'm sure you'd like to have a going away party for me. However, I'm not interested in the stale cookies and nasty punch that constitutes saying goodbye at this company. Don't worry about writing me a reference, even though I'm sure you'd be glad to recommend my work. I don't need or want one. I don't need references (especially from Burger King) where I'm heading to (law school). So, consider our bridges burnt.

related: Have it your way, jerk!

FILED UNDER: casual xenophobia · farewell letter · most popular notes of 2013

106 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Beatus Mongous

    You may not need references, but it might be a good idea to learn how not to end sentences with a preposition.

    Apr 15, 2013 at 6:38 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Hex


      Apr 15, 2013 at 7:15 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.2   gerrorist

      “This is the type of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put.”

      Apr 15, 2013 at 7:31 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.3   Kate

      Agreed. I think lawyers are meant to be literate.

      Apr 15, 2013 at 7:37 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.4   Phil

      There’s nothing wrong with ending a sentence with a preposition. There is no rule against this in English, it is a myth reported as fact by bad language teachers.

      Apr 15, 2013 at 8:00 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.5   Beatus Mongous

      I’m not a loser. I’m a wiener.

      Apr 15, 2013 at 8:02 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.6   Matty-Wat

      What about superfluous prepositions, Phil? The sentence in question works just fine without the last word, although it would be no less dick-ish. In theory, there are no “rules” for English usage as long as meaning remains clear. I still cringe though, when a smarty-pants like the resigning employee uses a preposition to end a sentence with.

      Apr 15, 2013 at 8:53 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.7   kermit

      We all see what you did there, Matty.

      Apr 15, 2013 at 10:05 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.8   Matty-Wat

      Subtlety has never been my strong suit, Kerm.

      Apr 16, 2013 at 1:44 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.9   Bee Good

      Brutal? This what a bitch boy sounds like.

      Apr 17, 2013 at 10:21 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.10   rattler2233

      Oh, but he will need references. And a three year commitment to a company can’t be avoided. Welcome to the BLE.

      May 7, 2013 at 3:16 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #2   Valerie

    How much do you want to bet by “law school” he means community college to become a paralegal?

    Apr 15, 2013 at 6:42 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Tom

      So, you’re looking down your nose at him? I guess you could say what goes around, comes around in this fellow’s case, but there is absolutely nothing wrong or “low” with community colleges or paralegal studies.

      While we’re at it, we might as well state the facts that a large amount of “low class” workers like those at burger king or walmart are there to pay for their studies or already hold degrees – so don’t look down on them either for no good reason.

      Parents sometimes use the stupid example “do well in school and go to college or you’ll end up a burger flipper loser like HIM!” but aside from being insulting, many buger flippers went to school for that very reason and ended up flipping the burgers despite all their work…

      Apr 15, 2013 at 10:32 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.2   Jessi

      @Tom, I wholeheartedly agree! I work in a national chain (at least in the U.S.) of stores selling pet supplies and the majority of my co-workers hold degrees. Not just degrees, but advanced degrees. One of our most recent hires holds a Masters in Forensic Science.

      I also work with two Registered Nurses who work part-time as cashiers because they don’t make enough in their full-time jobs.

      Apr 16, 2013 at 1:08 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.3   Skittles

      The fact that the majority of middle class paying jobs have been shipped over seas is what’s causing an overflow in the few remaining middleclass paying job markets. Anyone who is intelligent enough to get that is going to be intelligent enough not to look down on anyone especially these days.

      Apr 16, 2013 at 2:02 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.4   Iwill FindU

      You know doing well in life all depends on were you’ve come from. My old McD boss always thought that he had done very well for himself, because he grew up poor in low-income housing and his parents couldn’t even afford the basics like milk, were as he had a new car owned his house and his daughter could have as much milk as she wanted. You would never convince him he wasn’t successful just because he was a life long bugger flipper, he was proud of what he did.

      Apr 16, 2013 at 11:40 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.5   The Elf

      And he should be proud! Car, house, milk….. Lots of people struggle with affording those.

      But I think a “bugger flipper” is an entirely different thing…..

      Apr 16, 2013 at 2:57 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.6   Iwill FindU

      Yeah I had a dyslexic moment and then it wouldn’t let me edit. Oh well.

      Apr 16, 2013 at 4:21 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.7   pooham

      I rather enjoyed “bugger flipper!”

      Apr 16, 2013 at 4:58 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.8   AshleyDee

      I think you have the role of a paralegal confused with those envelope lickers called ‘receptionists’.

      Oh gosh, demeaning people’s professions is fun.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 12:59 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.9   TammyD

      I have to agree, Tom. Given the current situation for recent graduates, this guy could very well have a degree and be headed onto law school – not a CC to become a paralegal.

      If anyone took the time to speak with those who assist them on a daily basis at places like the grocery store, they’d probably find MANY have degrees and are more intelligent than their current job may indicate. My local Whole Foods has many people with master’s degrees, who have no career prospects. That’s Boulder for you, though, where everyone has an advanced degree.

      Hell, I have two bachelor’s degrees and years of work experience, but am unemployed due to moving around due to my husband’s job so often and jobs being so scarce. If we were desperate for money, I’d probably be at a minimum wage job, instead of being a stay-at-home mom and sending out my resume on a daily basis.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 7:51 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.10   vstorevigilante

      I’m in college to be a paralegal. I like it. It’s been a lot of work, but it’ll be worth it in the end.

      I have no pretenses of calling it law school, mind you, but there’s really nothing wrong with being a paralegal.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 10:04 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.11   kermit

      True, there’s nothing wrong with being a paralegal, V. Except for the tiny detail that you’re basically doing most of the work a lawyer does and getting a tiny fraction of the salary. To me, that’s wrong.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 12:39 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.12   workingclassmastersdegree

      Let me guess, you’re the kind of guy that treats all service workers badly? Your parents put you through college, and then you berated your classmates that fell a little behind because they had a juggle a job on the side?

      I’m a working class girl with a Masters and you are the reason why people on the regular tell me how polite I am, chalking it up to me being “Midwestern”. Actually, I’m from Pittsburgh, and no, I’m not a finishing school graduate. In fact, I have empathy for others and treat the manager no differently than the Mexican woman pushing a vacuum. Because of this, I’m “polite”. No, I’m not polite. I’m just not an asshole like you because my parents taught me basic manners and respect for human beings, regardless of their economic background.

      Apr 20, 2013 at 2:10 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.13   kelz

      Why does the woman pushing the vacuum have to be Mexican?? You may be polite, but you are clueless

      Apr 20, 2013 at 9:13 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.14   vstorevigilante

      kermit – too true! And something a lot of people don’t realize. Thinking it’s all licking envelopes and running for coffee.

      Apr 22, 2013 at 7:26 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #3   ariemay

    It all became clear when I saw this human gem was headed to law school.

    Apr 15, 2013 at 6:43 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #4   Kdrive23

    Doesn’t law school generally require above-average English language skills?

    Apr 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   baconbaconbacon

      Believe it or not, no. My aunt has been a proofreader at a major law firm for 20 years, and apparently the writing competence of the freshman lawyers decreases each year. Some of them can barely string a sentence together.

      Apr 15, 2013 at 6:57 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #4.2   Kate

      My own law school was fairly inflexible on that requirement, yes.

      Apr 15, 2013 at 7:39 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #4.3   timimus

      The language skills in this note are well above average.

      Apr 16, 2013 at 6:23 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #4.4   redheadwglasses

      I have worked with and for attorneys for years. All have had excellent writing skills, a firm grasp of English usage, and if anything, they over tweak and expect perfection in their briefs (and in their legal documents, nyuk nyuk).

      Apr 17, 2013 at 11:18 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #5   Shasta Riviera

    After law school, he’ll be back to working at Burger King.

    Apr 15, 2013 at 6:52 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   The Elf

      Exactly. This guy is going to get a nasty surprise in a few years! Plus it is quite common for many jobs – even your entry level law firm jobs – to ask for references, even from such minimum-wage employers as Burger King. They’ll use what those employers say as a criteria for rejecting someone from the employment process. After all, when you have 150 eligible candidates for 2 open positions, why not hold out for the ones whose former employers don’t hate him?

      Apr 16, 2013 at 10:51 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #6   f2point8

    http://bit.ly/ZWRTAu …”Less than 65 percent of law school graduates hold positions requiring a legal degree…”

    Apr 15, 2013 at 6:52 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #7   meeee

    …paid for by mom and dad, natch.

    Apr 15, 2013 at 6:54 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #8   ryan

    i believe lawyers need affadavits from former employers to be admitted to the bar. maybe he should’ve considered that…

    Apr 15, 2013 at 6:55 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   kermit

      By “former employers”, I’m pretty sure that means legal-related work. So long as you don’t have brushes the with the law, they don’t care.

      Apr 15, 2013 at 7:58 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #8.2   Jessica Merizan

      My husband actually needed to get statements from all his places of employment (related or not), landlords, and a huge number of references. This could absolutely come back to this guy once he graduates…

      Apr 15, 2013 at 8:32 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #8.3   kermit

      Don’t the bar requirements vary from state to state?

      If you wan to practice law in NY or CT I assume that it’s much harder to please the bar association than if you want to practice in Alaska or some place equally desolate.

      Apr 15, 2013 at 10:01 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #8.4   LawGeek

      That was my thought exactly. During the character and fitness portion of your bar admission, you need to include ALL former employers of any type. I had to list my job at a movie theatre 15 years before. This really could come back to haunt him.

      Oh, and I agree you don’t to be smart to go to law school. There are some law schools out there that will take anyone willing to pay the outrageous tuition.

      Apr 22, 2013 at 9:24 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #9   Roto13

    Hear that everyone? He got a real job! At a law school! Which means he has been working at Burger King for 3 years with a law degree for some reason! Unless he’s going as a student, which is not a job, which means I don’t know wtf.

    Apr 15, 2013 at 6:56 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Tom

      He couldn’t have worked towards a law degree while at Burger King, and then when he graduated moved on to having a job at a school? It’s common to work alongside school these days.

      Apr 15, 2013 at 10:35 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #10   Lisa

    It comes as no surprise that he was going to law school. I find it depressing how many obnoxious chest-pounders are attracted to my profession.

    Apr 15, 2013 at 6:58 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   kermit

      If you think law school students are obnoxious clearly you haven’t met the truly obnoxious.

      I’m not talking about Beliebers, oh no.

      I’m talking about certain types of fast food workers that have resigned themselves to doing that for the rest of their lives and resent anybody else who is striving for something better.

      It’s entirely possible that the other people made his life a living hell by not showing up for their shifts on time or doing their job properly. Working in fast food is hard enough when you have customers going ape-shit at the drop of a hat; douchey co-workers make everything worse.

      Apr 15, 2013 at 8:06 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #10.2   ziblue

      Even if he is toiling away under the worst kind of martinet in short-sleeve buttondown with a clip-on tie, even if his coworkers are all shiftless drooling fast-food lifers…you don’t write the “and another thing, you all suck and I won’t need you because I’m SO MUCH BETTER than all y’all” resignation letter in any job. It reeks of entitlement and it’s unprofessional. It’s also pretty much asking for fate to dropkick you.

      Something tells me he IS the douchey coworker here.

      Apr 15, 2013 at 8:29 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #10.3   kermit

      Oh, I agree that it’s asking for fate to dropkick you, and it’s definitely unprofessional.

      The thing is, it’s really trying (and seemingly pointless) to act professional towards people who don’t act professionally and take just about every opportunity to demean you for wanting to do something else with your life. That the submitter was surprised makes me think that he was civil while working there and simply needed to let off some steam. It reminds me of that that airline steward who quit a while back and pulled the emergency cord to get off the plane and slide down the inflatable ladder thing.

      That being said, I absolutely agree that he shouldn’t have written the note even if his feelings were/are completely justified.

      Apr 15, 2013 at 9:58 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #10.4   ziblue

      The airline guy did his thing with such élan it had to be admired. As kiss-offs go, this sounds like a ridiculous whiny tool. I’ve had crapulent coworkers, no doubt, but when you have a problem with everyone you work with…the problem might not reside in them.

      Admittedly, all bets were off for me on giving him any benefit of the doubt when he decided to go for broke with the gratuitous xenophobia…

      Apr 15, 2013 at 10:25 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #10.5   kermit

      Ziblue, you can’t really quit a fast food job with “such élan”. What are you going to do, tell every fat customer to leave? Give everybody salad instead of what they ordered? Dress up like a suicidal Hamburgler? Every imaginable way sounds equally boring.

      And while I bet everybody who wasn’t on that plane thought the guy’s actions were awesome, the people delayed by his actions were probably royally pissed at him.

      Apr 16, 2013 at 8:15 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #10.6   Suicidal Hamburgler

      That last one sounds pretty fabulous, actually. The Hamburgler leaps up on the counter, cries “FOR EMPEROR MCDONALD”, and commits seppuku! Ketchup “blood” sprays everywhere!

      Apr 16, 2013 at 10:47 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #10.7   kermit

      As an audience member, I agree Hamburgler. The downside is that you’re the one who has to walk home drenched in ketchup.

      Apr 16, 2013 at 11:28 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #11   Adriana

    I think somebody needs to tell him that, in this economy, he’ll be lucky to get a job out of law school, let alone a good job that actually allows him to pay back his enormous student loans. There are a handful of law schools in this country that give you a reasonable shot at a six-figure income. I know that sounds like a lot, but when you’re graduating with $150,000+ in debt, it’s not. My boyfriend is looking at $3000/month student loan payments when he graduates this fall just to pay back his debt in a timely manner (10 years).

    I’d like to think this guy had the good sense to aim for at least a top-14 law school, but after reading his note… He does have the temperament of an asshat lawyer, though, so at least he got it right on that front.

    Apr 15, 2013 at 7:21 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Nasty

      ‘My boyfriend, my boyfriend’….. Boring. Spin your own stories.

      Apr 16, 2013 at 12:53 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #11.2   pooham

      That’s right. Haven’t you noticed that we only share information gleaned from our own experiences.

      Apr 16, 2013 at 1:49 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #11.3   H for Toy

      Well now, instead of folding laundry, I’m going to spend my entire day up voting any comments that mention another person’s experience; starting at the very beginning of PAN. Won’t my friends be surprised when the realize they’ve been invited to a laundry-folding party, tomorrow!

      Apr 16, 2013 at 7:10 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #11.4   Crystal

      I had a laundry folding party once, H.

      Actually, that was a lie. I had a friend that did it.

      Apr 16, 2013 at 9:35 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #11.5   The Elf

      Was it because your new roommate expected you to do it? Because what would happen next could be described as a “party” only in the most expansive of terms.

      Apr 16, 2013 at 10:58 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #12   ziblue

    Well, somebody certainly is too big for his britches. The dig at “fellow employees who cannot speak the language” was especially unappealing.

    What a dick.

    Apr 15, 2013 at 7:52 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #13   SeattleDeb

    He’s headed to Colombia Law School, a la Jeff Winger in “Community.” Who’s the dummy who doesn’t speak the language NOW, smart guy?

    Apr 15, 2013 at 7:56 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #14   Phil

    There’s nothing wrong with ending a sentence with a preposition. There is no rule against this in English, it is a myth reported as fact by bad language teachers.

    Apr 15, 2013 at 7:58 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   SeattleDeb

      Phil’s correct. This is one of the most common and persistent grammatical misconceptions out there. (I’m an editor, for whatever that’s worth.) The example that I hear cited the most frequently (any variation of “Where are you at?”) is both funny and frustrating because the problem with that sentence isn’t a preposition-placement problem. The problem is that the word “at” doesn’t belong in that sentence at all. That sentence (“Where are you?”) needs no preposition. Wow, that got all serious. Sorry. Now I will go back to the funny.

      Apr 15, 2013 at 8:27 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #14.2   Me

      True, but your comma fault weakens your retort.

      Apr 15, 2013 at 10:10 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #14.3   Djagir

      Now, if any word is bad for ending a sentence, a linking verb is.

      Apr 15, 2013 at 11:00 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #14.4   Matty-Wat

      You are right, Phil. Though, imho, it is helpful to know what the rules of style are, and break them on purpose if you so choose. Also, “Me” is right about the comma: shoulda been a semicolon or a full stop. Apologies for the picking of grammatical nits.

      Apr 16, 2013 at 2:19 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #14.5   mouse

      If you’re going to argue about grammar you should probably be prepared to have your nits picked.

      Apr 16, 2013 at 8:44 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #14.6   Matty-Wat

      Point taken, Mouse. I have three teen-aged kids, though, so having my nits picked is a daily occurrence. I’m sure there are many grammar focused blog spots where my comments would be more appropriate and I would get my linguistic clock cleaned.

      Apr 16, 2013 at 11:00 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #15   linda

    He will make a great lawyer. Has the perfect personality for it.

    Apr 15, 2013 at 8:23 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #16   jennifer

    Hope he never has to pass up the opportunity to represent BK one day — #dontburnbridges

    Apr 15, 2013 at 9:07 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   LawGeek

      I seriously doubt that store managers are part of the decision-making process when picking a law firm.

      Apr 22, 2013 at 9:31 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #17   LI

    I think we need to start a new site featuring resignation letters.

    Apr 16, 2013 at 1:27 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #18   BTK

    This is a cut and paste resignation off the Internet. Even if it is genuine (who passes letters of resignation to anyone but their line manager?) I only hope they get hit for plagiarism before getting to law school.

    Apr 16, 2013 at 1:44 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #19   Car

    Gotta laugh at the refusal of the going away party in advance… uh dude, in case you didn’t notice it, a resignation like this and a going away party don’t mix.

    Apr 16, 2013 at 2:08 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Will

      Oh, there’ll be a party all right, he just won’t be invited to it. I’m sure all his coworkers will want to celebrate his leaving.

      Apr 16, 2013 at 11:53 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #20   Kerry

    It’s probably a bad idea to put a nasty resignation letter on the internet where ANYONE can see it. Working at a Burger King restaurant might not be a dream job for the author but Burger King also has a legal division. When he graduates law school (assuming he can make it all the way through… he doesn’t seem too bright) he might decide he’d like a job there and this little gem will be in the hiring manager’s hand waiting for some explanation.

    Apr 16, 2013 at 2:10 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #21   Tesselara

    He may have burned bridges, but after three years at BK, he seems to have avoided burning burgers.

    Apr 16, 2013 at 8:16 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #22   Vaulyrea

    Oh how sad — he thinks law school guarantees him a job.

    Apr 16, 2013 at 8:21 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #23   nq

    Its a cut and paste off the internet? I submitted this note to this site. The kid handed the note to a shift manager and the manager let some of us see it before giving it to the restaurant manager. Also some of you are right. The idiot goes to community college ( same one i attend) because his grades werent even good enough to get into a university from the beginnng like he wanted.

    Apr 16, 2013 at 8:31 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   dave

      I think that the other commenters were suggesting that the person who resigned copied this note from the internet himself. So not only is he obnoxious, he’s also totally unoriginal.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 4:11 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #23.2   LawGeek

      What law school would he be going to from community college? You need a 4 year degree for that.

      Apr 22, 2013 at 9:44 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #24   E

    I know some law school graduates who would be grateful for a job at Burger King right now. Has he checked out the job prospects in the legal field lately? Especially for people with super shitty attitudes.

    Apr 16, 2013 at 9:35 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #25   Trish

    If he could fake liking everyone for that long, he’ll make a great lawyer.

    Apr 16, 2013 at 10:18 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #26   Nope

    With any college degree, law or not, you’ll be lucky to find a decent job. I’m still stuck at my meager $12/hour job after nearly 6 years here, which I didn’t get until 2 years after graduation and when I got it was $8/hour. Last raise was in 2009 or 2010, I forget which. There are little to no jobs in my field (business/management) where I live that don’t require 10+ years experience in the field and that will pay me the same I make now or more. I can’t afford to take less pay because of bills I have to pay, part of which include the loans from the degree I got which has gotten no use since my job is IT related. I manage no one though I do perform occasional training of employees on various aspects from time to time.

    Apr 16, 2013 at 10:36 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #27   Tard

    Wait, was it bugger flipper or booger flipper?

    Apr 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   The Elf

      I’m holding out for the resignation note from the bugger flogger.

      Apr 17, 2013 at 10:53 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #28   Grank

    The “this resignation was so out of character, he was so nice to everyone!” type thing always makes me laugh, because it makes me think of the scene from the film Fallen where the demon possesses someone and immediately quits the guy’s job with an absurd line… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAIXoxXU9Hs

    Apr 17, 2013 at 4:29 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #29   AuntyBron

    He sounds like an excellent service employee to me: He came to work and projected a cheerful demeanor even though he felt nothing but contempt and loathing for the job and his co-workers.

    Apr 18, 2013 at 7:10 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #30   AuntyBron

    He sounds like an excellent service employee: He came to work and projected a cheerful demeanor despite the contempt and loathing he felt for his job and coworkers.

    Apr 18, 2013 at 7:11 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #31   AuntyBron

    Gack! it won’t let me delete the duplicate entry.

    Apr 18, 2013 at 7:13 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #32   bie.

    IMO, whether you’re highly educated or not, you should have manners and respect for other people. Yeah sure we can meet some jerks, but for me, this note is only showing that the writer is also a jerk.

    I have a degree, and I also had work experience in fast-food joint. But I know it’s not something that I should use to feel I am better than anyone else, especially to my other fast-food place coworkers, because I understand not all people can be lucky to have enough money to go to school.
    Don’t ever look down on people. Especially when probably in the future, you need to come back for their food.

    Apr 18, 2013 at 9:25 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #33   Lynn

    His grammar irrelevant. What is relevant is the fact that he wasn’t happy and should have voiced this to upper management from the beginning of his employment. I currently hold an Assoc. and a Masters, and I work at a chain Pharmacy. Don’t knock someone for wanting to further himself. Yes, he could have made is point in private. When he wrote this resignation letter, he took the risk that this letter would be made public.

    Apr 20, 2013 at 7:46 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   Tom

      Wait, he should have voiced to upper management that he hated everything about his job and everyone he had to work with? What would they have done, promoted him and fired all the other workers? I doubt that. They would have simply fired him instead, or eventually finagled a “reason” for firing him later. There was nothing management could do for his situation. He did the best thing he could: slap on a happy face as he slogs through what he has to do to earn some money to live. Personally, I don’t begrudge him for finally getting it all out. I wish I could do the same.

      Apr 23, 2013 at 11:24 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #34   Rich

    I admire bold people. They’re so rare that I feel honored when I come across them. I’m too used to stale people like the commenters and spell police that I so sadly have to share my comment with.

    Apr 20, 2013 at 11:11 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #35   anonamys

    you shouldnt be to mean to him. you dont know what it was like .You have the write to say what you want but try to remember that other people will be reading this and judging it.

    Apr 20, 2013 at 12:04 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #36   anonamys

    you shouldnt be to mean to him. you dont know what it was like .You have the write to say what you want but try to remember that other people will be reading this and judging it. I agree with Lynn and Rich

    Apr 20, 2013 at 12:06 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #37   Jim

    He’s perfect for a lawyer, smiles in peoples faces while taking their money and the whole time its a big lie! Sounds like the jerk who didn’t know I was sitting around the corner from him on his cell phone while he case bargained to throw my case the way of my exwifes attorney if she would do the same for him on another case! His defense to the Bar compliant:She initiated the offer to case bargain.Mine was he’s fired and not one more cent from me!

    Apr 20, 2013 at 5:29 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #38   Bob

    You work at Burger King, everyone gets it their way except for the employees of fast food establishments, who if they had any brain cells at all wouldn’t be working fast food in the first place.

    Enjoy cleaning the erasers at the law school you are now the janitor of.

    Apr 24, 2013 at 3:12 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #38.1   Who passed out the Haterade?

      Must be nice to not have the misfortune of being laid off in an economy that’s been working its way out of the toilet for several years, and have to have some way of supporting your family no matter what it does to your sense of self-worth.

      If you’re tempted to “go there”, no, I’ve never worked in fast food. But that doesn’t prevent someone from having more compassion than a cat with a mouse.

      Apr 24, 2013 at 4:02 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #39   Anna

    As a lawyer, I can honestly say that he will, in fact, need that reference. Actually, most employers (and the state that qualifies you for your license) will want contact info for all your former employers.

    Oh, and you’re better off becoming a paralegal. Recently admitted lawyers are largely unemployed and can’t get jobs as paralegals. Many paralegal positions pay much better than entry level attorney positions. The hours are better, too.

    Apr 25, 2013 at 2:01 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #40   40 yr old lawyer to be

    What this poor kid does not / did not realize is that part of law school is applying for admission to the bar as a student. Part of that process is revealing the name and contact info for every single job over the past 10-20 years. Each of those employers are sent a request with a full release (signed by the applicant) to provide information of the applicant/employee. That ought to be interesting when the law student can’t clear the bar and therefore must go before the committee and answer for this particular choice. Somehow I think this isn’t the only incident that the bar will uncover.

    Apr 26, 2013 at 12:42 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #41   Kelly M.

    Why wouldn’t he want/need the reference for law school? Does he have other professional references right now?

    Apr 26, 2013 at 12:47 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #42   Liz

    I am days away from graduating law school. This letter is disgusting. A lot of new students get a pretentious attitude about being in “law school”. I am happy to report that the attitude is beaten down in three years of humiliation at the hands of the professors. The general population of lawyers that I know are very humble and gracious. Law school was the biggest challenge of my life but it was only an extra three years of school. This child would be wise to remember that 25% of his class will be gone before the second year starts. Coincidentally, if this person graduates law school, he/she will be required by the state bar to disclose all the places he worked in the past. The state bar will call every single one of those employers. The determination of whether he should be an attorney will rest on what Burger King has to say.

    Apr 26, 2013 at 2:20 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #42.1   Jess

      I am also days away from graduating law school! (If I get off the internet and study for my finals). Yes, this person, if he makes it through law school, will need to list and ask for references from ALL of his jobs (at least this was my experience for the CA state bar). Liz is absolutely right. In addition, I am so sorry to say that if he thought working was brutal, just wait for law school. My classmates and I cannot wait to return to the workforce and have one job to focus on (provided we are lucky enough to get any sort of employment, legal or not) instead of juggling 4-7 classes a semester plus extra-curricular and student body duties, internships and clerking to make us more employable after graduation, and finally any side job we can get in order to try to avoid graduating with an insane amount of debt (which is already going to happen). Finally, taking personal offenses at the work place to heart and stewing on them for 3 years is going to cause this person a lot of angst and probably many lost job opportunities in the legal profession. The number one job skill that a GOOD attorney needs (and I know I am asking for an argument here – but note that I highlighted “good attorney”) is the ability to not take ANYTHING personally and maintain professionalism and courtesy at all times.
      P.S. I also enjoyed reading about the “bugger flipper” idea as a profession; that gave me a much needed laugh! Surely this is the most “brutal” profession of all??

      Apr 26, 2013 at 6:28 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #43   Poltergeist

    I wouldn’t be so quick to judge without knowing the writer’s full backstory. He may have been treated very poorly at his job, which is far from unheard of, and when we feel we’ve been mistreated for extended periods of time, even the nicest of us could go a little bit insane.

    Or he could just be a giant asshole. I dunno.

    Apr 26, 2013 at 10:23 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #44   None

    Frankly, I’m insulted the kitchen staff was insulted. It’s pretty freakin rude to stand around and speak another language, completely ostracizing English speakers, then claiming to be offended when we ask them to learn English. These are the people we cater to in this country, and it’s why everything is going to shit.

    May 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up


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