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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Death to The Big Blue Ball of Hell

Ahoy there mateys! I know I’ve been missing in action for quite a while and I’d like to apologize. I’ve been incredibly bogged down with working two full time jobs lately, but all that is at an end now. Today, much to my sanity’s relief and an overwhelming decrease in stress levels in my life, I quit my job at The Big Blue Ball of Hell. I know that you are all anxious to read the letter that I turned in to my boss so I will provide you with a copy. Just remember that with me, I don’t keep my opinions to myself. Yeah, I know…no surprises there, right? So here it is…the world famous…ok, well not yet…but my version of a great resignation/fuck you letter.

Michele & Ken:

This letter is to inform you that I will be terminating my employment with Planet Hollywood, effective immediately. I regret my inability to provide you with a two-week notice, but I find that I can no longer continue working for a company where I disagree so completely with the way in which business is conducted on an every day basis.

It is a shame that the company is run so poorly because it could be a wonderful job to hold. The environment is high energy as well as fun and getting to work with so many diverse people is a truly unique experience. Unfortunately, the way that business is carried out there makes working highly stressful.

I can no longer work in an environment where I feel no respect from the management and things take place on a daily basis that are unfair and unethical. I will not work somewhere that the management is unwilling to perform the tasks that they assign to their employees. Too many times I have watched a manager take a personal call on their cell phone while the store is crowded and guests are in need of assistance. Too many times I have watched various items be “comped out” because a sales associate doesn’t want to pay for them. Too many times I have seen fellow employees receive special treatment because they are friends with the management. It is unfair and it is no way to run or manage a business. I cannot continue working two full time jobs when the agreement made was that I would become part time. I have been working 15 and 16-hour days three and four days a week and even though it is two separate jobs, I cannot continue to function this way. I have tried to address the issue several times, but have only been put off about it and I cannot continue being ignored.

I am returning my Micros card as well as my name tag. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me by my cell phone.


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