The Farewell Email: "So Long Suckers! I'm Out!"

The farewell email, the last piece of correspondence to send to your co-workers when you are leaving the company, is usually a utilitarian method of letting people know how to contact you. But for some, it has evolved into a megaphone to voice their rant ... or their creativity:

It was not the most eloquent subject line for a farewell e-mail to 5,000 co-workers: "So long, suckers! I'm out!"

But Jason Shugars worked at Google, whose off-center corporate culture is more forgiving than that of your average buttoned-down investment bank. In the rest of his goodbye, Shugars, a senior sales compliance specialist, reminisced about workplace moments that included putting cake down his pants at a sales conference, stealing a boss' $8,000 leather couch and singing "Hit Me Baby One More Time" in a miniskirt and braids.

"It took me a long time to write it," said Shugars, 34, who left Google to become director of ad operations for the music streaming website Imeem. "I didn't want to send out a stale 'good working with you, please reach me here' e-mail. Who wants that?"


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The one place I worked, I was going to take the balls out of every mouse on my team, and then e-mail them about how they had no balls.
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Heh - I took every styro cup from the employee cafeteria and stuck them into the holes on the chainlink fence, that was overlooked by the hotel managers office, to spell out "shove it".
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