We've all been there at least once or twice, stuck in a terrible job just counting the days until we can move on to something bigger and better. Whether it's because of a terrible boss, a toxic environment, or just feeling overworked and underpaid, there's no better feeling than walking away from a job that makes our lives worse. Maybe you're working in a position like this right now, or remember a time when you were, in that case, you have to read on and see what genius and hilarious ways people decided to tell their bosses, "I QUIT!"
1. A Gigantic Surprise
It is scary to hand over a resignation letter to a boss who intimidates you. What's one way to loosen the tension when submitting your resignation letter? You can draw a gigantic dinosaur.
Check out this employee's drawing of a dinosaur which he also turned into a resignation letter. Oh, and by the way, this (now former) employee decided to write the dinosaur's name "Quitmyjobsaurus" on the back.
2. By The Way, I Quit!
People know that working as a fast food employee is not an easy task. Aside from dealing with the stress from cooking and keeping the place in check, you also have to deal with rowdy customers.
This employee at Wendy's decided to announce his resignation using the sign board at work. What a bright way to exit his dull days at work.
3. Deliciously Sweet Revenge
Why resign on your own, when you can do it with your friend? These decided to put their heads together and come up with the best way to let their company know they were tired of their ridiculous shenanigans.
Well this is a very classy way. Make a nice birthday for your boss with two very pretty cakes and tell them that you're both quitting.
4. Drop The Job Then Drop The Mic
You can tell an employee enjoyed his or her job when they are genuinely grateful in their resignation letter. Take a look at Elizabeth Young's simple drawing of a dropped mic to symbolize her exit from her job.
Like how the saying goes, "A picture paints a thousand words." This picture's words are definitely along the lines of, "I quit, peace out!"
5. In Loving Memory
At first glance, this looks like a photo remembering David Sell. However, if you actually read the dates, it only spans for four years! The dates are actually his starting and ending dates from his previous employment.
That is one way to announce your departure, and a great way to ensure that everyone will grieve appropriately as you abruptly leave your job in search of better opportunities.
6. Happy Holidays And Happy Resignation
Resigning from your job and moving on to a new one does not necessarily mean disconnecting from your employer and friends at your previous company.
This resignation letter displays a huge 'I QUIT!' on the center page; showing the eagerness to resign from the job. However, a small print below shows a message saying that the employee will be back for the Christmas party.
7. Employee Not Found
It is common for companies to take some of their employees for granted which, as we all know, ends up creating underappreciated employees. When these employees resign, they often try to show the company that they lost a great talent.
Here is a resignation letter masked as an error message. However, it also displays a button for a possible renegotiation so who knows, maybe in a moment of panic this manager will end up getting their employee back... on their terms of course.
8. I’m Sorry But Not Really
We often give our loved ones pretty cards on special occasions to show how much they mean to us. A message on a card is a simple yet sincere gift one can give.
This employee decided to send her boss a card. The contrasting tone from two messages is obvious and it makes us think if Alex was actually sorry.
9. Box Office Boss
When under the supervision of a horrible boss, some employees take advantage of their job descriptions to get back at their bosses.
This employee decided to utilize the huge signs at the movie theater to announce his resignation. We have a feeling that this will surely be a big hit… to his boss's ego.
10. Star Employee
The usual resignation letter is commonly composed of long, boring paragraphs detailing the time they had with the company with sprinkles of sugarcoating here and there.
This employee decided to steal the attention of his former boss by printing out a catchy out-of-this-world poster announcing his resignation.
11. Happy Quitting
Quitters are often harshly judged by people who do not know what they are going through. Most of the time, people view quitting as a form of weakness. May it be an exit from your clique, from a job, or even from your childhood community.
However, quitting from a toxic environment is beneficial for you. Here is a resignation letter Bella showing how happy she is to have quit. You can see that she drew a cute rainbow above her head signifying how relieved she is with her decision.
12. Two Words, One Check
When people submit their resignation letters, they often sugarcoat their intention of leaving the company in an attempt to stay professional. Well, this guy is obviously not one of those people.
One should not be blinded by these commentaries and should look at the original intent of the letter. This resignation letter only shows two words. The letter may seem too cold but the ex-employee later shared this message on social media: "My ex-manager wouldn’t give me my last paycheck without a resignation letter.”
13. Well That Sucks
We can't help it but when we get fired our ego gets in the way and we don't want to work after our boss tells us that his letting us go.
So tough luck for the drivers going throuh that lane, it's going to be a bad day for everyone!
14. Sweet Goodbye
Goodbyes do not have to be hostile or cold. In fact, some goodbyes should be celebrated because one is finally moving on to other things.
Check out this frosted resignation by Amy Rose. She wanted to say goodbye to her boss and her co-workers and thought that the best way to hit two birds with one stone is to display her resignation message using cupcakes! What a sweet way to say goodbye.
15. The Price Is Wrong
Some people try to showcase their value when filing for resignation but, in some cases, some employees take advantage of their job descriptions to get back at their horrible bosses.
Take a look at this price tag which looks like a regular price tag at first glance. Upon closer inspection, we can see that the second bullet is a spicy message for the employee's boss.
16. Cheers To The Last Paycheck
A lot of employees despise their jobs but some genuinely enjoy their work. A lot of people leave with a bad taste but this resignation letter surely is not one of those. We dare say that it won’t, at least not literally.
This employee enjoyed his job way too much that he put in the effort to buy a bottle of bourbon to represent his departure from the company. Kudos to him, at the very least!
17. It's Not Me It's You
The worst thing about having a cheap boss is that you don't enjoy the job because you feel under-appreciated.
If you don't get a raise after one year, then you shouldn't work there anymore. In fact, the only thing you should do is leave a letter telling your boss that you're off to find someone who does actually value someone who works hard.
18. A Reminder That Life Is Sweet
Bosses have a lot on their plates and reading resignation letters can sometimes be an additional burden. This employee decided to hit two birds with one stone: he expressed his desire to leave the company but also advertised his future cake business by writing his letter on a cake!
This a resignation letter his boss won't mind having on his plate.
19. Hello World, Goodbye Mario
Computer programmers have an additional venue they can use to communicate: their computers. That’s what this computer programmer did when he decided to create a game based on Super Mario Bros.
Instead of gaining powers, this programmer’s mushrooms print out “I QUIT!” whenever they are hit by Mario. What a great way to show your skills before leaving a company.
20. Lazy Boss
One thing should be clear in a resignation letter: the reason why you are leaving your job. Some people leave their jobs because they want to move on to another company or they simply want to do something else.
But what do you do when your boss is too lazy to fire a drunk coworker who was being hostile to another employee? You simply leave your job!
21. Keep It Short And Awkward
People who have been in jobs they truly hated understand the urge to create a simple yet impactful resignation letter to their bosses.
This employee keeps it short and direct by saying that he already submitted a two weeks notice. However, Mitch made sure to include small comments to make his former boss uncomfortable.
22. The Big Flush
We often picture out different scenarios while spending a long time in the bathroom. This employee, however, sat down and realized the similarities between his job and his dump!
He then took the chance to use this as a metaphor by saying that he is ready to flush the job out of his life.
23. Tissue Paper Thoughts
When you’ve been working in a company for years but you are yet to be thanked for all the good work you have done, it’s easy to word out your resignation.
Not being appreciated in any type or relationship will eventually get to you; and you will get tired of doing work in exchange for nothing. A quick bathroom trip, tissue paper, and marker was all this employee needed to resign.
24. Well Worded Departure
Oftentimes, we keep our mouths shut to maintain professionalism in the work environment. It takes courage to voice out strong opinions regarding matters in the office.
This employee decided to apply those values in his resignation letter. What a great way to articulate your intent of leaving the company.
25. Mysterious F
This resignation letter shows the intent of the employee to move on to other things. However, the main focus is not on the content of the letter itself but on the missing word at the end of the letter?
What could it mean? Will we ever know? We’ll just keep on guessing.
26. Spicy Truth
When your job has been treating you horribly, you can express your frustrations in your resignation letter. Being passive aggressive,though not as professional, will help you release some of that steam and anger.
If your boss is inconsiderate during difficult times, you are allowed to be as frustrated as you wish.
27. Permanently Out Of The Office
Bosses often expect resignation letters to come in the form of well-written paragraphs. However, this employee simply wrote his intention of resigning in just one sentence - via email!
A bit of advice: to show professionalism, make sure to include why you want to quit your job. Also, try to be courteous by addressing your boss in the first few lines.
28. To The Drawing Board We Go
It is one thing to say that your job was horrible but it is another to throw your co-workers under the bus. In his resignation letter, this employee decided to resign and throw shade at all the things his co-workers have been doing.
After all the shade, he decided to include a post note asking if he could still use them as a reference. We’re guessing they declined.
29. No Awkward Goodbyes
It is hard being an introvert at work; especially since you are required to interact with your co-workers on a daily basis. It is most especially difficult when you are about to resign because this means that people will be aware of your departure from the office in two weeks.
If you do not have a lot of friends at work, then you can simply post a poster to avoid interactions.
30. All Fun And Games
At first glance of this resignation letter,you will think that an intoxicated employee wrote this. However, with the several World of Warcraft references, it seems like the employee actually meant his intention to resign but simply wrote in using references he knew.
With this kind of creativity, we can only wish him well in his new line of work. Hopefully, it’s more aligned with his obvious interests!
31. Hostile Employee Inbound
The movie Horrible Bosses features a group of friends who hate their bosses. This employee showed his strong disapproval of his boss and showed hostility to the point of writing ill wishes for his boss.
We’re hoping that he doesn’t actually mean it. After all, it’s not cool to wish ill-will to anyone, no matter how loathsome they are. Not gonna judge him though!
32. No Boss, No Work
How can an employee respect his job when his superior cannot even do his job well? That’s definitely a hard issue to cope with. This letter was blunt and a direct attack to the incompetence of the employee’s boss but he was able to get his point across.
Bosses should be looked up to by their employees. How can they demand quality service when they themselves cannot stand up to their own qualities?
33. Down The Rabbit Hole
Most office jobs revolve around the same routine every single day. If your work environment is slowly becoming toxic, you have probably stayed for too long and it’s time for you to let go of it.
This employee decided to detail the several reasons for his decision to resign from his job. It is evident that his job brought so much negativity into his life. It is now time to resign, that much is certain.
34. Dump The Job
Some employees hate their jobs so much that sometimes, they go out and beyond to express their dissatisfaction with the company. In fact, they go well out of their way just to let their bosses know.
This employee decided to play with words and a piece of toilet paper to announce his intent to resign. And for some reason, we simply can’t help but admire that.
35. Xoxo, Your Ex-Employee
Bosses often want a clear reason for your resignation. This employee made sure to serve her boss her chain of reasoning for resigning from her job. She begins with losing time to blog and ends with a clear intention of resigning.
This poor woman. We hope she’ll get her regular readers back!
36. Sailing Out Of The Office
Sometimes, people quit their jobs without an idea on what they will do next. This employee decided to submit his resignation letter; however, as you continue on with his letter, he proclaims his desire to be a pirate.
That’s an intense plan B! We wish for him all the best and will definitely be on the lookout for his starring role in the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
37. Not So Trendy
A lot of companies use social media and technology for the benefit of their business. It is not a surprise in this day and age that resignation letters are also being announced online. This CEO of a company decided to tweet a haiku signifying his resignation from a failing company.
A competent and creative leader til the end, indeed.
38. Shakespeare Out Of Work
Is this a resignation letter or a Shakespere letter? This employee decided to word out his intent to resign from his job carefully.
The letter may be difficult to take in due to the complicated words but it clearly shows the competence of this future ex-employee. At least now they'll have something to hang on the employee break room fridge.
39. Wow Magic
All of us, at some point, get tired of our low paying jobs and horrible bosses. Apparently, even the inanimate objects at work get tired,too. This printer expressed his failure to operate and later apologized for not doing its job properly.
Was it a bored employee? Was it the printer itself? We’ll have to wait to find out.
40. Eloquent Til The End
We are often taught that when we are writing formal papers, we should write in letters instead of merely writing it down in numbers. This resignation letter by a store associate shows how much the job meant to him and how grateful he is to have had the experience.
We are pretty sure that despite his departure, his boss was happy to be appreciated by an employee.
Oh Reddit. The place where you are unsure if the stories are real or are well-crafted fan fictions. Here we can see one redditor fishing for the possible content of his resignation letter.
One Redditor replied and did not disappoint us with his own version of a resignation letter. Do we buy it? We're not so sure!
42. Guess What?
Well, here's a slap on the face, but those who are fans of the classic movie Office Space will definitely appreciate this one. If you haven't seen that movie yet you really have to.
Tom decided to take some inspiration from the movie to let his boss know that he won't be seeing much of him after the next two weeks. Hopefully, his boss got the joke.