- A man named Sam Baines resigned from his job at a call center in Sheffield, UK, by giving his boss a condolence card.
- “So very sorry for your loss,” the front of the card reads. Inside, Baines wrote, “My last day at work is the 28th July.”
- The card was shared on Twitter by Baines’ colleague Hannah, and it swiftly went viral.
- She told INSIDER it was received in good spirits.
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A man resigned from his job by giving his boss a condolence card, and people are loving it.
The images of the card, shared on Twitter by the man’s colleague Hannah, have been retweeted nearly 40,000 times and liked by 210,000 people.
The front of the card reads: “So very sorry for your loss.”
one of our team members handed in their notice like this ???????????? pic.twitter.com/tqc9Hn6ODE
— h. (@bitchitshan) June 27, 2019
Inside, Sam Baines, 22, had written: “My last day at work is the 28th July.”
The text printed in the card reads: “Thinking of you at this difficult time.”
“I’ve been working here for almost a year now and had to hand my notice in as I’m going back to university this September,” Baines told INSIDER.
“We are a really close team and have a fantastic manager, so we’re always joking around and having fun. I knew I had to do something a little more creative when giving my notice to try and get one more joke in before I left!
“I knew my boss would find it funny, so I wasn’t worried about how they’d take it. I came up with the idea because I was always joking about how much they’d miss me when I was gone, then thought a condolences card would be the perfect way to finish it off.
“It went down great and helped make a positive from an otherwise sad situation.”
Hannah also confirmed to INSIDER that the card was very much taken in good spirits.
“Everyone was laughing and pretty amused with the card,” she said. “It was done in good spirit and not as a petty reaction as some people think.”
Baines was resigning from his job at a call center in Sheffield, in the north of England, and he made the bold move on Thursday.
The card was given directly to Baines’ manager, but needless to say the rest of the team got to read it – as thousands of others have now done too.
“I am officially deceased,” one person wrote.
Card closes with: Love,” and I am officially deceased ????????????
— Jennifer (@HiJCP) June 27, 2019
“I love their work,” another added.
I love their work, I honestly have no choice but to stan ????????????
— Double wahala, wahala 1&2 (@okuhlekodwaije) June 27, 2019
As many people replied to the tweet expressing their amusement, some said they’d seen similar things before.
One woman named Zoe shared pictures of how her former colleague Danny resigned, coincidentally enough, using the exact same card.
I know someone who did exact same thing , exact same card ???? pic.twitter.com/2W8xyFiXC4
— Evenstar ???? (@HappyHare90) June 27, 2019