Consider this part of what appears to be a disturbing trend. Young person is lucky enough to have been hired in this still crappy economy. Young person works for a bit and quickly realizes the job is sooo boring or beneath him or her. Young person breaks basic and obvious rules of work etiquette by using technology to vomit up every feeling and emotion he or she has about the company when a simple letter of resignation would do. Oh, and let's not forget: Young person's email/tweet/post goes viral. Even though young person is 23, he or she probably has really difficult time every getting hired again.
Yep, that's basically what happened when this young woman sent the most insane resignation you've ever seen to her boss and colleagues.
After growing tired of her position as an associate auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the unnamed woman decided her colleagues would benefit from hearing her thoughts on how no auditor ever has been a person leading a worthwhile existence. Have a look:
Auditing is a job for people who truly don't have any other options and don't know what else they could be doing. You work day in and day out pulling useless documentation and filling out useless workpapers that won't really benefit anybody. All of it is BS! After asking dozens upon dozens of auditors what they think of their jobs and getting responses that include "I love my job!" or "I wouldn't trade it for the world," I realized just how fake auditors can be.
It gets better. This highly evolved young lady has some "tips" to share, she says, and what more obnoxious better way than to do so by providing helpful hashtags after each sliver of advice?
- Auditing is for the birds, get a real career that has meaning #dontbeFAKEaboutitbeABOUTit
- Those coach and partner "relationships" or "meetings"....whatever you want to call them....Just stop. #thatishissoawkward #icantdeal #soforced #fakeconvosforfakeauditors #noidontwanttogazeintoyoureyesatatablefortwo #waytoointimateformytaste
Just for good measure, she then calls colleagues out by name and provides them with personal, insulting hashtags.
A lot of us have made stupid mistakes at work, especially in our younger years. But why, why, why aren't employees stopping to consider the fact that they'll need to be employed for 50 or so more years and that tech mistakes like this will follow them?
Furthermore, for the love of life, not everyone cares what you think. Sending a short letter that states, "I would like to inform you that I'm resigning from my position" and "thank you for the opportunity" is totally, absolutely sufficient.
What do you think of the crazy ways people are using technology to quit their jobs?
Image via Leonid Mamchenkov/Flickr