Friday, May 4, 2007

I Came, I Saw, I Resigned…

With most B-schools coming out with their final results, it’s a bad time for organizations, IT companies in particular, as the number of resignations is directly proportional to the number of waitlists cleared in management institutes!! “I am putting in my papers” is replacing “Sir I will try my best” as the new senior-subordinate interaction. As the HR departments across industries struggle with issuing relieving letters, experience certificates, and PF clearances, the soon-to-be-MBAs spend their last working day (and the most happiest day of their career so far) trying to draft out the perfectly clichéd goodbye mail, which goes something like this…

Sub: Goodbye!!!

Dear All,
Today is my last day at XYZ organization… The last one and a half years (most common: that is when the frustration sets in) has been a memorable journey, and I am very thankful to a lot of people for all the help and support extended to me during this short but significant tenure. This was one of the most difficult decisions in my life and “goodbye” is the last the thing I would like to say. But today as I step out to pursue better opportunities I shall forever cherish the wonderful memories I have experienced in this organization.
Please do keep in touch. My personal email id is :….

Now recruiters and bosses, stop reading. Others, scroll down to see what it really means!!

Sub: Finally am out of this goddamned place… (yesssssss!!!!!!!)

Hated All (Especially my boss and HR dept)
Today is my last day as a software coolie in this Hellhole called XYZ organization.
At last I have the opportunity to quit this boring, unchallenging, poorly paid job (euphemism for coding) with a mean, slave-driver of a boss who takes credit for all the good work I do and blames me for all the screwing up that he does; a sad, unhealthy organisation with poor policies and even worse politics, where true talent is not recognized (especially mine) and equally unfair colleagues, who get all the exercise they need by pushing their luck, passing the buck and going behind people’s back. The last year and a half has been a painful and traumatizing journey and I shall have recurring nightmares, at least for the next few years.
Today, at last as I walk out of this office forever, I have finally found my freedom and my peace of mind. Please don’t keep in touch or I shall go to the police for harassment and stalking!!!


Mahavir said...

Your first letter (real one), people write though may not like. The next one few people would luv to write but I never heard some body has shown that courage. I would like to meet such a courageous person if someone come across. Good piece of thought.

atomicchurner said...

you write funny...

umme salma said...

hi shimoti,
i really loved reading your blog...n i loved the 2nd part of this letter..u rockin