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ClaireBear BS: Work, quitting & other stories (25) RE: BS: Work, quitting & other stories 06 Sep 13

This is only supremely funny if you know my nameless friend, whose biting wit, verbosity and unwillingness to suffer fools are widely known ... but anyway, he had about six months of employment as a systems analyst (at which he was brilliant), much of which was spent automating a cheesy mail order house's warehouse in frigid St Cloud, Minnesota in winter. (Side note: the only place to eat near where he was quartered was a dive called "Anton's Fish 'n' Whiskey." Get the picture?) After many frigid visits there from his home in sunny Berkeley, California, he had had enough. He told me he planned to resign.

I expected to hear the shouting all the way from my house in Oakland. Instead, he simply left a letter of resignation on someone's desk and walked away, never to be heard from again. The letter (he showed me a copy after) was so elegantly and concisely understated that I still remember every word:

"After much consideration I find that I do not wish to pursue a career in warehouse automation."

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