Woolies employee sparks debate with video of his ‘two-word’ resignation letter – as he shares the exact moment on shift he knew he had to quit
- A Woolworths worker has gone viral for sharing his two-word resignation letter
- Kenny, from Adelaide, recently quit his casual job at the supermarket giant
- In a TikTok clip he joked he would give his boss a letter simply reading ‘Bye lol’
- However he revealed the letter was a prank and he gave a formal notice
- Many found the act hilarious and it has inspired them to quit their own jobs
A Woolworths worker has left thousands in stitches over his supposed two-word resignation letter he now admits was an over-exaggerated social media prank.
Kenny, from Adelaide, decided to quit his job at the supermarket and joked he would give his boss a printed letter reading ‘Bye lol’ in a TikTok clip.
While many believed the letter to be real, Kenny told Daily Mail Australia that the letter he shared was a joke even though he really had quit his casual role after 4.5 years.
In reality, he kept things professional and submitted a formal letter of resignation to his employer and will finish up in a matter of weeks.
Former Woolworths employee Kenny, from Adelaide, has gone viral for sharing his two-word resignation letter
He decided to recently quit his job at the supermarket and joked he would give his boss a printed letter reading only ‘Bye lol’ in a viral TikTok clip
Kenny said he knew it was time to move on when a customer walked straight past him and failed to say ‘excuse me’ before brushing right by.
The amusing resignation video has been viewed more than 1.7million times with many in the comments sharing their stories.
‘I resigned last week by email it was great,’ one viewer wrote.
‘I was still finding words for my resignation, but I think this will do short and sweet,’ laughed another.
‘I wanna quit too…but my boss is making it difficult…. [self-employed],’ joked a third.
However other weren’t so convinced the letter was a good idea.
‘Never burn bridges cause you never know if you may need them again,’ one user said.
‘See if you’ve been treated poorly then leaving with no notice is understandable, but if you just quit with no good reason it’s kinda bad on your part,’ a second commented.
‘The response when you ask for a reference: No lol,’ quipped another.
How to resign the right way
Do I have to resign in person?
First things first: you should tell your manager in person. If that’s not possible because you’re based in different locations, then you could opt for a phone call. It’s best to avoid email in any case.
What should I say to my manager?
Set up a meeting with your manager, but be ready to tell them why you’re resigning on the spot. There’s a good chance they already suspect what you’re about to do.
It’s best to keep your conversation around the facts and avoid airing grievances in your meeting and instead take the opportunity to briefly acknowledge what you’ve gained from the role
What should I write in my resignation letter?
A letter of resignation acts as a legal document stating the date you want your notice period to begin.
A simple resignation letter should include details of the person to whom it is addressed, the notice of termination of employment, when this is effective from and your signature. You may want to add an extra sentence or two thanking your boss for the opportunities you’ve been given.
Keep it as light and as positive as possible.