Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Ashes to Ashes ...

A true goodbye email from a law firm associate to his firm that shows if you can dream it, you can achieve it... [Names deleted to protect the guilty]

From: [Associate]
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 1:11 PM
To: All San Diego
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 [this firm] 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 piƱata 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)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I commend his courage. May every law firm-survivor live vicariously through him...

12:35 PM  

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