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Best Resignation Letter Ever

Filed under: Humor — Patterico @ 11:28 pm

I don’t know if this is real or not, but it should be:

From: [REDACTED] Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 1:11 PM Subject: FW: Goodbye…

As many of you are aware, today is my last day at the firm. It is time for me to move on and I want you to know that I have accepted a position as “Trophy Husband”. This decision was quite easy and took little consideration. However, I am confident this new role represents a welcome change in my life and a step up from my current situation. While I have a high degree of personal respect for PHJW as a law firm, and I have made wonderful friendships during my time here, I am no longer comfortable working for a group largely populated by gossips, backstabbers and Napoleonic personalities. In fact, I dare say that I would rather be dressed up like a pinata and beaten than remain with this group any longer. I wish you continued success in your goals to turn vibrant, productive, dedicated associates into an aimless, shambling group of dry, lifeless husks.

May the smoke from any bridges I burn today be seen far and wide.

Respectfully submitted,


ps. Achilles absent, was Achilles still. (Homer)

Hat tip to SoCalLawBlog.

3 Responses to “Best Resignation Letter Ever”

  1. Numerous friends of mine who’ve worked as associates there have told me that Paul Hastings just sucks to work for, so it wouldn’t totally surprise me if this actually turned out to be true.

    Talk about Cortez burning the ships behind him, though.

    The Angry Clam (c96486)

  2. Trophy Husband Revealed
    Pam Smith of Law.COM has the scoop on who (or, at least, whose computer) on Gregory Evans Jr., the apparent author of the now-famous resignation letter letter to Paul, Hastings.

    damnum absque injuria (1e09c7)

  3. […] some real some fake, but definitely entertaining. I’m uncertain about the validity of this particular letter, but part of me hopes it’s real: From: [REDACTED] Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 1:11 PM […]

    Moving On to New Opportunities « Bold Words (a2b447)

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