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Resignation Letters and Speeches

By sheer luck and of course the wonder of the web, I came across a unique and relevant website to pass on. The url is and as the title intimates it is about resignation letters and  resignation speeches.

Over the years many of us have done the same and I know a few of my colleagues will remember one of mine. The letters that you will read at are in some ways eulogies and relevant to the time that they where written and in many are still pointing today.

The following quote particular grabbed my attention, it is the last paragraph of a longer resignation speach.

I am leaving my post with apprehension, but also with hope, with faith in you, your wisdom and force of spirit. We are the heirs of a great civilization, and its rebirth into a new, modern and dignified life now depends on one and all. I wish to thank with all my heart all those who have stood together with me all these years for the fair and good cause. Some mistakes could surely have been avoided. Many things could have been done better. But I am convinced that sooner or later our common efforts will bear fruit, our nations will live in a prosperous and democratic society. I wish everyone all the best.

This was from Mikhail Gorbachev, and if it has wetted your appetite then you can read more at of course.

I wonder what kind of resignation letter you or I would write when we come to leave our employer, can we say we have achieved what we set out to do!

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