Whole Foods plays it coolTaking high road best approach despite employee’s scathing resignation letter, say expertsBy Amanda Silliker09/12/2011|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/11/2011 In late July 2011, a disgruntled Whole Foods employee in Toronto emailed a scathing resignation letter to the entire company. The 2,000-word letter ripped apart the grocery chain — calling it a “faux hippy Wal-Mart” — and cited many examples where the author felt Whole Foods abandoned its core values. He attacked everything from recycling and purchasing products to culture and management. The letter ended up on the gossip website Gawker, went viral — with 250,000 views in two days — and was picked up by countless blogs and garnered international media attention. “We disagree with this former team member’s statements, and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours,” said Kate Klotz, a spokesperson for Whole Foods, in response to media requests for interviews. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.