stego wrote:elendinel wrote:If not flame:
One of my partners once showed my colleagues a hilarious resignation letter from an associate two firms back who left the firm to "follow their dream." It was both a joke and a warning that we're going to be considered crazy people if we do the same thing. I've probably also shown it to other people because of how hilarious it is. I don't know that any of us would remember the name of the guy who did it, but the partner probably did and if we looked at a resume that seemed to track with this dude's letter, we'd probably take a quick look back at that letter out of curiosity. So these kinds of things can and sometimes do get around, in ways you may not be able to imagine.
It doesn't always happen though, so hopefully your bosses just read it and discard. Make sure you don't do anything similar in the future.
A person quitting big law to "follow their dream" is per se hilarious, or was there more to it than that?
The letter was written as a 15+ page FAQ of why the guy was leaving and intricate details of what his next life would entail (including appendices of maps/etc. outlining where he planned to be in the next 1-5 years or so, questions about whether or not the dude would be able to find a wife in the place he was moving (in case you were concerned, he was confident he would still be able to get married even if he moved out of NYC), and other awesome things). I don't want to say too much and out the guy.
But I can't say that it's that much worse than an intern writing a resignation letter about not wanting to be a corporate shill.