Hilarious Resignation Letters From Employees Who Just Didn’t Care Anymore

Have you ever felt so fed up with a job that you wished you could sass your boss on the way out? These employees surrendered a potential future recommendation to give their former company a final slap in the face. Is it worth it to create an entire game to tell your boss you quit, or change a Wendy’s sign into a resignation letter? These workers thought so. Have a laugh at these hilarious, “screw it” resignation letters.

Resigning Through A Playable Mario Game

Jarrad Wood's resignation Mario game
Jarrad Wood/Nintendo
Jarrad Wood/Nintendo

Australian game developer Jarrad Woods left his job at the game company 2K to focus on developing his own indie games. He creatively designed his resignation as a Super Mario flash mini-game.

The game is no longer available on Farbs, but the ending reads, “Thank you 2K Australia! You gave me a paycheck, an incredible project and a world-class team to learn from. But my princess is in another castle.”

Here’s A Dinosaur

this drawing of a dinosaur has a resignation note on it
Twitter/@MadBitcoins
Twitter/@MadBitcoins

This employee decided to decorate their resignation letter artistically. It starts with, “This Is a Drawing of a Dinosaur.” How kind! “It is Also My 2 Weeks Notice.” Oh…well, can the boss at least keep the dinosaur drawing?

The drawing seems to be on leftover receipt paper. It’s humorous, but still polite, and aesthetically pleasing. This company lost an employee with artistic talent, mainly for drawing dinosaurs.

Doodling The Letter In Crayon

man resigned by writing a letter in crayon
Pinterest/Brooks Friedland
Pinterest/Brooks Friedland

You might think this resignation letter was written by a four-year-old. Nope. This was an adult employee’s genuine resignation letter. A black-and-white typed paper wouldn’t have caught the boss’s eyes as acutely as six different colored crayons would.

And yes, he also included the doodle of the dog. That was actually part of his freelance application. Once companies catch his crayon skills, they’ll hire him to design their entire website.

Mr. Cake’s Resignation Frosting

a resignation letter written on a cake
Twitter/@stevemcceney
Twitter/@stevemcceney

Mr. Cake decided to resign from management through a decorated cake. And, yes, that is how he addressed himself–as Mr. Cake. The baker left his job to attend to his new child and steadily growing cake business.

He cleverly added, “if you enjoy this cake, you can order more at www.mrcake.co.uk.” A genius method to both leave your current job and promote your new one. This boss received the tastiest resignation letter ever.

Joey Quits, With A Marching Band

Joey Quit his job with a marching band
Youtube/Joey La Neve DeFrancesco
Youtube/Joey La Neve DeFrancesco

In 2011, Joey DeFrancesco left his job at the Renaissance Hotel in Rhode Island in the most theatrical way possible. He handed his manager a resignation letter while his brass marching band blared in the background, all filmed for Youtube’s audience.

Now, the video has over six million views. “I hated them, and they hated me,” DeFrancesco told Huffington Post. “I knew I had to get one last shot at them.” And one last shot he got.

T Bone Smells Ya Later

A funny photo of an ex-employee on a vacuum cleaner
Reddit/u/Shuma-Gorath
Reddit/u/Shuma-Gorath

Tom “T Bone” Armellino had enough of his job. But instead of writing up a boring resignation letter, he handed his boss an 8×10 inch frame containing this piece of art. It’s a perfect decoration to hang in your living room while eating dinner with your family.

You might be thinking–is that a vacuum cleaner? Yes, it is. Tom posted this photo on Facebook, and it made it to Reddit with a mixed response. Still hilarious, though.

Quit, Quit, Baby

A manager quit by dancing on the counter at Moe's
Youtube/jo low
Youtube/jo low

In 2008, a manager of Moe’s Southwest Grill decided that a typical letter didn’t quite get his point across. Instead, he danced on the restaurant’s counter to “Ice, Ice, Baby” along with two of his buddies. Eventually, he ripped his jacket off to reveal a shirt that read: “I QUIT.”

The performers jumped down and danced around the diners’ tables, which the guests evidently enjoyed. The entire video is available on Youtube.

Don’t Make A Disgruntled Employee In Charge Of The Sign

Wendys sign saying Greg I quit
Pinterest/eBaum’s World
Pinterest/eBaum’s World

Imagine stopping by your favorite Wendy’s location. You look up at the sign for the newest special, and only see “Greg, I quit. Now that’s better.” Oh. Now that’s an unhappy Wendy’s staff, even with the discounted fast food.

On the other hand, this employee may have been perfect for Wendy’s, considering the company has raided the Twitter realm with sarcasm. Too bad, though. Greg’s gone now.

Setting Your Auto Response To “I Quit”

autoresponse quitting
Reddit/u/keon
Reddit/u/keon

In 2017, one employee called his boss, quit, and then set up this auto response before leaving the building. Automatic replies usually notify other employees when you’re out of the office for an extended period.

Usually, they say something similar to “I will be out of the office (date range) and plan to return on (date).” This means that every coworker who tried to contact this employee received “I am currently out of office and don’t plan on returning” unexpectedly.

I Will Become A Professional Pirate

letter of resignation from man who wants to be a pirate
Reddit
Reddit

What begins as a standard resignation email takes a hilarious turn when the former employee claims that he will become a professional pirate. He claims it’s his dream to “live the life of a swashbuckling corsair” who desires “death-defying derring-do.”

On top of his resignation, he also mentions that he’s “accepting applications for First Officer.” He even provides a full dental and medical plan for everything other than scurvy. Sounds like a deal.

For The Love Of Todd

This sympathy card says
Reddit/u/ThatsAGreatPost
Reddit/u/ThatsAGreatPost

Many people turn in a formal letter or email to resign, beautifully formatting the letter to maintain their professionalism. Todd created a more elaborate and sarcastic resignation card that likely alarmed his boss at first. What loss was he talking about?

“It’s me. I leave in three weeks,” the card reads. Simple, straight to the point, and a punch to the gut. This resignation card manages to be funny while maintaining some semblance of professionalism.

Error: Employee Quit Unexpectedly

designer created a pop up on her employer's computer
Twitter/@FaZeAli
Twitter/@FaZeAli

When a program designer has had enough, the company can only expect terrible things to happen to their computers. This designer aimed to grab their employer’s attention by hacking the company computer and creating an error window.

The option “Renegotiate” not only raises an eyebrow, but also forces the boss to rethink their treatment of this unhappy employee. However, this employee might end up fired for his tone anyway. But they can’t be fired if they quit first!

I’m Sorry My Step-Mom Died

letter apologizing for the death of family member which caused work absence
Pinterest/Lauren Kirkbride
Pinterest/Lauren Kirkbride

This letter is both clever and sad, and internet users have only sympathized with this former worker’s pains. Their grieving received no sympathy from the employer, and the sarcastic letter hands the boss the snark they deserve.

“I’m sorry I work 47.5 hours per week (without getting paid the overtime that I am legally owed).” It seems that this job wouldn’t be worth it even if the step-mother didn’t unexpectedly pass away. Hopefully, the former employee received a better job.

Printer Resigns From The Office

a letter from a printer that's
Pinterest
Pinterest

This printer felt terrible for not performing up to its coworker’s standards. Hey, everyone gets sick sometimes–even printers, apparently. But after fourteen years of hard work, this printer’s employment must come to an end. It will be deeply missed.

Coworkers should meet up at in the office kitchen for a sendoff featuring the printer’s favorite dessert, ink cake, with paper mini-donuts. While the resignation paper seems polite, one has to question starting off with the printer’s entire life story.

A Happy Doodle

I-quit
Pinterest/Bella Scocozza
Pinterest/Bella Scocozza

Bella was an unhappy employee at Gringo’s Mexican restaurant. She tried to stick with it since she has a good work ethic. But she quickly realized that she didn’t like the job and that it was best to move on.

She threw this doodle together and left it for the manager. Maybe it made her feel a little better about her decision. He wonder what the manager thought about it!

Quitting On The Toilet

Luke's potty-themed resignation letter
Reddit/u/mofo_taco
Reddit/u/mofo_taco

Some people think deeply while on the john. One Redditor’s coworker had a life revelation there. His toilet experience mirrored his job so accurately that he decided to include that lovely visual image in his resignation letter.

For those who initially thought it was written on toilet paper, it wasn’t. The note remains on regular paper, although Luke would have driven the metaphor home if he wrote the letter on the toilet.

I’ve Been Stuck Under A Bus

email which says the employee was stuck under a bus
Youtube/Cowbelly
Youtube/Cowbelly

If you got trapped under a bus, would you immediately reply to a meeting email explaining your resignation? Sounds like expert timing. The message itself is both vicious and a little concerning.

This email was initially posted to Instagram and added the final snarky remark, “Suck it.” It’s the perfect message for the boss to receive when they’re scheduling for a Monday meeting. At least that’s one less person to schedule.

That “Help Wanted” Sign Isn’t Misplaced

a resignation letter taped to a store window
Pinterest
Pinterest

This employee’s anger at their boss was only a means to an end. When his boss didn’t show up to the shift, he left, but not before plastering this sign on the store window. What a way to humiliate both your boss and store.

The ending states, “Fire me if you must, but realize I walked due to YOUR negligence.” No one knows if the employee returned to the store, but the sign indicates that he did not.

I Can’t Work Anymore, I’m Too Fat

resignation letter explaining that employee will get too fat
Reddit/u/rooparn28391
Reddit/u/rooparn28391

There are many reasons for employees to complain about receiving little pay: barely affording rent, gas money, etc. But this employee claims that their unhappiness with their salary causes them to eat more and makes them fat. They’re afraid that their fatness will ruin the company’s reputation.

The resignation letter comes with a daunting warning that when “you become Unhappy, you will eat a lot, I’m afraid you will become fat, like me.” Watch your diet, employer.

This Place Blows

sign at Polo food center says
Youtube/Cowbelly
Youtube/Cowbelly

Here’s another worker in charge of the sign, disgruntled. This time, a worker at Polo Food Center announced their resignation through a large, public sign rather than a letter or email. Imagine the boss driving into work and seeing this beauty.

These companies should learn to treat their sign workers well so that employees won’t abuse their power. Then again, wouldn’t you take advantage of the opportunity? It’s more work than a typed letter, but also more satisfying.

“I Quit,” A Haiku

This Resignation letter is in the form of a haiku
Instagram/@paddeh
Instagram/@paddeh

A former employee on Instagram gets to tell his “forebearers” that he “quit a job utilizing the power of the haiku.” The haiku contains two more verses, which go as follows:

“So here we go then / I should start by saying that / I liked working here / At the very least / I had a laugh with you guys.” Now, that’s a poetic resignation letter to hang in the staff room.

“Let’s Quit With Cakes”

quitting-cakes
Pinterest/Top 5
Pinterest/Top 5

We wish that we could be in the room to hear the conversation that these two coworkers and friends had when deciding to quit their jobs with cakes.

Not one but two employees decided to quit their job on the same day at this workplace. They were nice enough to leave some cake behind for their former coworkers! Now that’s classy.

Love The Customers, Not The Owner

were-closed
Pinterest/Top 5
Pinterest/Top 5

Working at a place that’s chronically understaffed is no fun. The pay is the same, but the stress can be through the roof, as there’s never enough time to get the work done.

This resignation sign makes us sad, as the crew at this location expressed how much they love the customers, but can’t deal with the owner’s leadership anymore.

Quit With An Apologetic Card

card-of-quitting
Pinterest/Top 5
Pinterest/Top 5

This employee decided to quit using a “sorry for your loss” card. Alex gets extra points for creativity and originality on this one. This also shows that they think pretty highly of themselves!

Alex knows that once they leave, there will be a void at their workplace that will be difficult to fill.

Read Carefully

oven-fine-print
Pinterest/Top 5
Pinterest/Top 5

It’s amazing that this price tag made it all the way to the store floor! An employee was fed up with his “prick” boss and decided to include their thoughts in their work.

Here, if you read the product description, they cleverly included “MY BOSS IS A PRICK,” and “IM QUITTING TODAY”.

I’m Quitting Today, But First…

cereal-aisle
Pinterest/Top 5
Pinterest/Top 5

working at a grocery store doesn’t sound very fun. Imagine being around a bunch of food all day that you can’t eat! This employee was fed up with their grocery store gig and decided they were quitting.

But before they quit, they stocked the cereal aisle with all of the boxes upside down. This might confuse the kids.

They Still Care

nice-note
Pinterest/Top 5
Pinterest/Top 5

This employee hates their boss but still cares about the customers. Even after a terrible day at work, and deciding to quit, they still had the decency to leave a note for the customers, which is nice.

They couldn’t help but explain their side of the story, though. Now everyone knows.

No Remorse

homer-simpson-quit
Pinterest/Top 5
Pinterest/Top 5

This employee decided to use Homer Simpson to help them quit their job. Showing no remorse for leaving, the printed out a cheering Homer and hastily wrote “2 Week Notice!!” on it for their boss.

Clearly they’re more than ready to move onto greener pastures! We wonder who took this photo, the employee or the boss?

Beautifully Illustrated

qutting-illustration
Pinterest/Top 5
Pinterest/Top 5

It’s too bad that this workplace is losing this employee– they’ve got some skill! When they decided to quit their job, they presented their former boss with a beautifully illustrated card of resignation.

Of course, there’s some sass thrown in for good measure, pointing out that they were underpaid. At least they know for next time!

Preach!

resignation-letter-paper
Pinterest/Top 5
Pinterest/Top 5

This former employee was not afraid to be sassy on their resignation day. Instead of using a normal piece of paper to let their former boss know they were giving their notice, they tore off a few sheets of toilet paper!

The person who wrote this resignation letter has no faith in the company and they needed it to be known.

Google Search: Resignation Letter Format

resignation-letter-format
Pinterest/Top 5
Pinterest/Top 5

It looks like this person wanted to quit their job in a professional matter. They went online to find out how they should format their resignation letter. A title, subject and body text sounded like a good format.

But that was all of the effort they could muster. The letter itself is straight and to the point. Here you go.

Run, Don’t Walk Away

running-away
Pinterest/Top 5
Pinterest/Top 5

Cakes are a fantastic way to let everyone know we’re quitting. We bet the people at the bakery enjoy been apart of the action, too.

This former worker paid for a custom cake portraying a sign of a stick man running out of the door. They threw in a cut-out of their own face as well!

Quoting A Classic

so-long
Pinterest/Top 5
Pinterest/Top 5

As we’ve seen from this list, there are no shortage of creative ways to quit a job! We especially love when employees who are on the edge of their sanity are still given access to the marquee.

The employee of this cinema used the marquee to quote one of Douglas Adams’ books in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. Bravo.

The Front Desk of Feelings

resignation-note-front-desk
Pinterest/Top 5
Pinterest/Top 5

Whoever was working the front desk at this office couldn’t take it any longer. They found the work environment unhealthy, and needed to leave immediately. If you’ve ever worked a front desk before, you know that breaks are short, and you must leave a note.

This person decided to display an all-caps printed sign that reads: “This is a hostile environment” before leaving their job.

Spencer Tells It Like It Is

stunning-spencer
Pinterest/Top 5
Pinterest/Top 5

This employee knew that it was the right time for them to leave, and left in “such a hurry.” Yet, they still found the time to write their former boss a lengthy letter telling them like it is.

The truth is, the noodle shop is a terrible working environment for employees, and Spencer thinks that the owner needs to make a change!

Cake Is Better Than Paper

quitting-cake
Pinterest/Top 5
Pinterest/Top 5

Another resignation letter has made it out of the bakery! This is by far the most professional quitting cake on this list. After typing out and signing their resignation letter, Mark brought it to the bakery to have it displayed on a sheet cake.

Have your cake, and quit too.

Everyone Loves Office Space

office-space-quit
Pinterest/Top 5
Pinterest/Top 5

Who doesn’t love the movie Office Space? When this employee decided to quit, he went ahead and threw in a reference to the movie. He drafted the letter to sound like the boss Bill Lumbergh.

It’s not the classiest way to quit but it is funny. Well, probably not for the boss on the receiving end.

She’s So Proud

bakery-quit
Pinterest/Top 5
Pinterest/Top 5

This young woman is so proud of her decision to quit! We wonder if she achieved a personal goal or completed a degree that inspired her to quit her job. The photos show that she’s moving on to greener pastures.

The people at the bakery seem very supportive of her decision.

Check!

receipt-quit
Pinterest/Top 5
Pinterest/Top 5

Checks represent the end of the transaction, so it was fitting that this waitress decided to serve her employer with a resignation letter on a check.

Not only that, but they threw in the lyrics from Rick Astley’s song, “Never Gonna Give You Up” with a twist. To make their intentions clear though, they added a line of “No seriously though, I quit.”

With The Help Of Mark Wahlberg

peacock-quitting
Pinterest/Top 5
Pinterest/Top 5

The best line in the film The Other Guys is delivered by Mark Wahlberg as Detective Terry Hoitz. He says, “I’m a peacock, you gotta let me fly!”

This former employee printed out that scene from the film, along with their letter of resignation. They artistically pinned it to the back of a painting of a peacock, and presented it to their boss.