You’re lucky to have a job these days, but you might not feel fortunate if you’re suppressing a dream to pay the bills. Look at you, with your tucked-in Oxford shirt and your khakis and your stupid tie clip…weren’t you gonna be a movie star? Or a world-famous rapper? Or something else that doesn’t involve data entry?
That’s the dilemma 31-year-old Chris Holmes faced. He’d always dreamed of opening a bakery, but was stuck with a nine-to-five at the U.K. Border Agency…until fatherhood made him reassess his priorities. So he submitted his resignation letter on a damn cake:
“Having recently become a father I now realise how precious life is and how important it is to spend my time doing something that makes me and other people happy. For that reason I hereby give notice of my resignation, in order that I may devote my time and energy to my family, and to my cake business…”
Sure, it’s abnormal to quit your job when you’ve got a new mouth to feed (also abnormal: giving your two weeks notice via chocolate icing), but we applaud this guy for taking a risk. And if the business tanks, hey, the baby can just eat its red velvet birthday cards.