What should be put into a colleague’s farewell card if they are cruel, nasty and mean?

What should be put into a colleague’s farewell card if they are cruel, nasty and mean?

What do you think?

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  1. When one of the managers at my work left, one of the guys on her team wrote “Glad you found a more suitable role” in her card. I always thought that was a good trade off between getting your point across and remaining somewhat professional.

  2. The same thing that should be put into a good colleague’s farewell card. They’re leaving. The problem is over. Don’t do things now, just before the finish line, that could follow _you_ going forward.

  3. Better not to sign it at all. A card with few messages must hurt.

    At one of my works a leaving card and collection envelope circulated over 400 people for an unpopular manager. It collected a 2p coin and a 1p coin after passing 400 peoples hands.

  4. I’d keep it short and simple, something like ‘All the best to you’, then sign off with your name.

    If your manager reviews the card before it’s given to your colleague, he/she will see you’ve contributed positively and it’ll nudge their impression of you as being a team player, which is a plus for you.

    And as another comment below mentions, take the high road.

  5. Did you not learn anything from talladega nights? If you say “with all due respect” first you can say what you want. I.e with all due respect Greg you are an asshole and we hope you get nut cancer.

  6. “Glad you’re going, with you gone there will be enough room for a tribe of baboons on my back. May your next shit be a porcupine coming out backwards, and may your earholes turn into arseholes and shit all over your collar”

    Alternatively, simply decline to sign it.

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