For those who lie buried under the work of others, cursing the boss and dreaming of the day they will quit, www.kissmyfreckledassbye.com is a cathartic experience.
The site, created by technology writer Kate Baggott as a research site for a forthcoming book, invites people to submit their vitriolic letters of resignation. Most will never be sent, but the letters contain enough rancour and home-truth to irretrievably burn bridges and crush corporate egos.
The writing is of variable quality. The letter entitled, "The company is deliberately making its staff miserable" is the whingeing diatribe of a Florida-based pilot and elicits little sympathy. However, "I am not a plug-and-play piece of equipment" is carried off with style, and "Did kids kick sand in your face?" tells the tale of a Web designer hampered by an insecure bureaucrat.
In addition to the letters, an FAQ answers queries such as "Can I legally quit by just not showing up?", "My colleague is earning more than me, what can I do?" and "Is your ass really freckled?".
If you are contemplating giving work the old heave-ho perhaps you should clarify your thoughts by completing the Kiss-off quiz. A multiple-choice format enables the site to collate your answers and assess whether you are really ready to quit. Although if you tick the box marked, "I hope someone shoots me before I get to work," you don't need the computer to do the maths.