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An Employees Resignation Notice Has Sparked Conversation About Overperforming

Not everyone has the luxury of loving their job but absolutely no one should be forced to work a job that they hate. It poisons the soul and is downright detrimental to a person's mental health.

This belief is partly why we all love to hear quitting stories: they're those rare occasions in life where David gets to tell Goliath precisely where he can stick that dead-end job.

Get into the spirit and have a look below at this employee resignation notice that has begun sparking conversation about overperforming at work.

Reddit user vinboslice420 accidentally got locked out of their hotel room and decided to head down to the lobby to ask for an extra key.

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As they approached the front desk, they noticed that the concierge was nowhere to be found. After a few minutes of waiting around, they saw a piece of paper out of the corner of their eye.

Curiosity soon got the better of vinboslice420 and they began to read the letter, which they soon discovered was, in fact, a triumphant letter of resignation written by the now-absent hostess.

The resignation letter began with the hostess (identified as Milly) reitterating how she'd gone above and beyond for her boss, Brian.

Milly begins by explaining how she was often forced to step up and take on roles and responsibilities outside of her job description. She did so without complaint and with a smile on her face, believing that it was a small price to pay for a management position.

When she broached the subject with her boss, he (Brian) informed her that at the moment — no such positions were currently being offered within the company. He also said that'd he'd keep her in the loop when an opening did become available.

However, when the time came — Brian failed to follow through on his word.

Brian broke the news to Milly by sending her an e-mail with the name of a new manager attached to the staff list. When Milly inquired as to why she wasn't at least considered for the role — Brian responded coldly and harshly. He even went as far as to call Milly "ridiculous."

Unfortunately for Brian, this was the final straw the wound up breaking the camel's back.

Milly refused to go away quietly and sat down to articulate her feelings in her own words.

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“I have worked my tail off working doubles, coming in on my days off to do social, cleaning rooms, folding laundry, preparing breakfast, all while watching the Front Desk as well," Milly explained. "Just for you to offer no explanation as to why a new manager was hired and I wasn’t even considered?”

Milly then begins to recount a conversation she had with a hotel guest. Apparently, even they were able to see that Milly was in a toxic work environment.

"“One of our guests once told me ‘They would never give you a promotion here because you do everything a manager should do in your current position'."

As the old saying goes, "why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?"

Milly then begins describing a time when she was forced to cancel a flight and reschedule her vacation — just in order to cover the front desk. She said that this job was sucking the life out of her and would continue to do so until she had nothing left to give.

"Even in a time of need, you’ve still managed to make me feel unvalued in such a short amount of time," Milly said with pain pouring off the page.

Milly concludes the letter by telling her boss that her entire time spent working for the hotel has boiled down to one giant slap in the face and that she neither needed nor wanted this job any longer.

Having successfully turned the tables, it was now time for Milly's tenure at the hotel to come to an emphatic halt.

"I QUIT," she wrote in large capital cursive letters.

As it turns out, Milly's experience doesn't appear to be an isolated incident.

Once the Reddit community caught wind of Milly's viral post, countless users were quick to offer their show of support as well as share their own stories of disappointment with the hospitality industry.

"As a former hotel front desk employee, I salute Milly. It is a hard thankless job, harder then[sic] all my jobs as a server," wrote Redditor Hey-man-Shabozi.

“Sad truth here, but if you become irreplaceable, you become unpromotable,” another user remarked.

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