We had a guy who made lots of enemies at work. This was probably due to the fact that he was a manager who lacked the formal training, experience, and judgment necessary to be successful at that position (blame ineffective interview screening and/or his ability to BS). Besides that, he was also mental.
When he left, he sent the typical goodbye letter, but this one actually started with these words: "It was a pleasure working with most of you..." I am not making this up.
Then, after his exit interview, likely in an effort to remove all doubt that he was indeed mental, he wrote 2 of the most hate-filled emails I've ever laid my eyes upon. I was the recipient of one, and a co-worker was the recipient of another. After showing these emails to his ex-boss, our legal department sent him what amounted to a cease-and-desist letter, citing harassment, and the ex-boss sent a letter saying words to the effect of, "Your email confirms the rumors I didn't want to believe," and, "I hope you seek help to address the problems that are so obviously consuming you."
Anyone else have epic "I'm outta here" stories to share?
Re: What\'s the most epic work flounce you\'ve seen?
I can think of a few stories, all from my first job after uni:
First up, the guy who called the chairman the C-word via text message. He'd just been offered another job and didn't need a reference. Not sure if he did it out of anger or just didn't feel like working his notice period.
Secondly, the guy who sent a lengthly and detailed goodbye letter to the Chairman detailing everything that was wrong with the company and the mistakes upper management were making. He left an electronic copy on his PC and that got passed around most of the company. Much of it was true. I wonder if I've still got copy somewhere.
Thirdly, the guy who took a bunch of Dilbert strips into his exit interview to illustrate what was wrong with the company. Best exit interview EVER by all accounts.