Alex and I were in Brooklyn Saturday night to celebrate a friend’s birthday and the arrival of some out-of-town deejay friends. We were chomping away at dumplings and noodles at 11 PM when his phone rang. It was his boss, he needed something for the next day if Alex did not have it on his computer at home, he needed him to come into the office. Eleven o’clock pm. Saturday night. Alex was understandably livid.
“You are NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO THAT MESSAGE, Alex!” I said. “Obviously, your phone is broken, and was broken all weekend, and you had no way to receive that message, and oh, better luck next time, fool! What are you, on crack? calling before midnight on a Saturday night to come into the office?”
Needless to say, Alex was not the only one fuming. Also needless to say, he ignored the message, but mostly because he knew what was coming up this morning.
Retaining so much creative advice from when I quit my terrible, awful job two months ago, we were able to draft his resignation letter in no time.
“It is with unparalleled glee that I present to you the joyous tidings of my imminent departure. My last day will be May 3rd, an UNcoincidental 24 hours after I vest in your pension plan, meeting my minimum requirements.”
Now, in the practice dictation of this subtly crafted telegram, Alex moons his boss before bowing out. I think it’s perfect, but I’ll have to keep you posted as to whether I end up bailing him out when he inevitably gets led out in handcuffs. But, you really gotta love a man who knows how to make an exit, non?
Oh, and in case you are keeping track, yes, this means we will not be moving to Syracuse, praisethelawd.
In years to come I could never see a movie called "Smitten In Syracuse" so its a good thing you're not moving. It just dosen't work.
Go Alex! Congrats!
Congrats! and kudos on a kickass resignation letter...
Seriously? They called on a Saturday night? That just ain't right.
I hope he waits until May 2 to give them the letter...
4 | Nicole | April 14, 2005 11:45 AM
Man, if I received a call like that on a Saturday night, the office building had better be on fire.
But I'm guessing that Alex's call had something to do with a meaningless TPS report — a perfect reason to walk away and work somewhere else.
man i need to take some lessons from this guy
SO many new adjustments!
- New apartment
- New job (her)
- New job (him)
- New status to be (married)
Oh well. At least you don't have to adjust to Syracuse.
Yay Alex & Deb! Another person who needs to take lessons in such style, here ... This isn't the @%^*$ who had "Arbeit macht frei" on his wall, is it??? Onya Alex.
(from a total unknown reader & fan from Australia)