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Kieran Allen writes the world’s most loaded resignation letter

by | 26th, September 2012

THIS is how you resign:

From:  Kieran Allen
Sent: 25 September 2012 08:11
To: MEC London UK All Staff
Subject: Leaving

Hello ****,

It feels quite strange to be writing my leaving speech after 2 1/2 yrs. of loyal service to the company. It’s the longest I have spent at a company and I owe MEC a lot for my training and development. I leave in a position where I can go and further my career in digital if I so wish and for that I pay *** great tribute.

However I leave with a horrible taste in my mouth after my working life for the past 8months has been ruined by ***** ******.

Kieran Allen, a senior account manager at a media agency continues. We’ve removed the names in his letter. They have had not yet replied. The allegations are just that. But, still, nice grenade by an upset employee:

Background:
Joined MEC in May 2010. Soon after I started to receive continuous praise from **** ***** and ***** ******* for my outstanding performance across accounts (mainly Specsavers) Inc. a commendation from **** to ****** ********* about my ability and contribution. I also received high praise from ****** ****** and ****** ********* (re general Specsavers performance and securing a PPC turnaround for Colgate inc a 100%+ YoY spend increase).

October 2011
I decide to hand in my notice and join another agency in order to further my development. ***** while initially cold to my departure rapidly changed tone and started to court me in order to stay.

January 2012
I retract my notice after ***** promotes me to Senior AM and gives me a substantial pay-rise along with the promise of rapid development.

However while all seemed well on the surface things were far from ideal in the background.

Oct-Feb 2011/12
My client load had been nearly trebled from 6 to 16 clients due to the departures of **** ********* and ****** *********.
I was initially asked to help out in order to help service the clients while staff were recruited but I ended up being made the de-facto brand team manager along with my original client list.
The stress and strain took its toll and during late January early February 2012 my health started to deteriorate rapidly.
I ended up breaking down to ********* that I couldn’t take it anymore and that I was losing my mind under the pressure. Nothing changed although he knew I was beyond stacked.

Feb 21st I had to go to the doctors due to an imminent breakdown where I was ordered to stay off work indefinitely. I was signed off with Work Related Stress. I ended up needing over 2weeks off in order to recover.

On my return things went from bad to worse. ********* instead of welcoming me back and looking to make things right, instead attacked me and made me feel an outsider. I was made to feel that I had actually done wrong.

Soon after my return in early March ******

blocked my 2011 bonus due to
1)”poor performance in 2011″
2) “being given a pay rise and promotion in Jan 2012”
3) “things not working out as recently planned”
4) “being monitored after coming back from illness”

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