Congratulations! You’ve decided that it’s time to leave your full-time job to start freelancing. As you’re about to set off for your big endeavor, you have to give your old employer notice. And if you’re looking to stay the course, try a template like this (that you can download here):
While we always suggest going out with on a professional note, the Internet shows that people are quitting in many…creative ways. If you’re feeling the itch to leave on a different note, consider using these ideas that’ll get you out the door in style without burning bridges:
The Snarky, Yet Formal Resignation Letter
Did your job seem to take its cues from
Office Space? If so, give the Bill Lumbergh in your life a healthy dose of passive aggression on your way out the door:
If you like MadLibs but never care to fill them out, try the “I didn’t bother to fill in the template” letter:
We’re sure they’ll [adjective] your creative approach to leaving.
Let Your Creativity Flow
For the job that never let your artistic side shine, go out with a bit of poetic flare:
For the hip hop inclined, you can drop some bars on your way out with a rap:
Make B Rabbit proud.
I’m Resigning, You Figure it Out
If you really want them to work for what you’re getting at, try some language from back in the day.
You Or go more modern with a little pop culture in your exit memo. Can give notice like Yoda, Star Wars fans.
Some might not like how you’re going out. Just remember to brush the haters aside.
Game of Thrones fans know that nothing says tough and serious like the Dothrakis.
Be the time they figure out what you wrote in hybrid Dothraki-English, you’ll be out the door like:
Simpsons fans might want to consider going out like a not-so-beloved character.
There’s no template for this one. Just be sure to end on, “I have to go. My planet needs me.” Just don’t go full Poochie, please.
No, Really, You Figure it Out
If you really want to make your employer work for your memo’s meaning, try some old school methods of communication like morse code.
Or, if you have a lot of paper to spare, consider the paper tape approach.
Ok, that last one is a bit excessive.
Best of luck as a full-time freelancer!