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Cake Resignation Letter

In one of the most original methods of resigning an employee is the UK has tendered his resignation by spelling it out on a cake; Yup, a
Cake Resignation Letter.

As reported by RTE Chris Holmes, 31, from Cambridgeshire told bosses he wanted to focus on his cake business full-time after recently becoming a father. “I now realise how precious life is and how important it is to spend my time doing something that makes me, and other people, happy,” the cake read.

Mr Holmes said his boss reacted well. He said: “I think he was pleasantly surprised. Of all the resignations businesses get, I think that’s probably a nice way for an employee to leave and I hope they enjoyed the cake as well as the resignation.”

Mr Holmes, who had worked as an immigration official for almost four years, said he started by making cakes in the evening and at weekends. As the business became more successful, he dropped down to part-time work at the airport. He told BBC Cambridgeshire: “I was hoping at some point I’d be able to resign from my other job and make this full-time. I think the requirements were that I hand in written notice so I thought, it doesn’t say what it has to be written on, so there you go.” He said.  Mr Holmes said he was amazed by the reaction, and had no idea the photo, which he originally posted on a private Facebook account, would get such a big response. “I thought it would get a few likes from my friends on Facebook and here we are, It’s been so manic I haven’t had time to actually kind of gauge the reaction and see what’s happened.” The note finishes by reminding his colleagues that if they enjoy his resignation letter, they can order more cakes through his firm, Mr Cake.

The cake Mr Holmes handed in at work was a passion cake, made of spiced carrot with pecans, sultanas, coconut and orange butter cream inside.

Resignations can always be a bit of a landmine for employer (as our previous posts have attested to as well as recent media coverage on the Newstalk Off the Ball resignation) but rarely are they delicious….

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