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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/06/2013

Sweet resignation

LONDON — As resignations go, this one literally takes the cake. Chris Holmes, 31, baked up a sweet way to resign from his position as an immigration officer at London’s Stansted Airport, penning his resignation letter in icing on a cake. “Having recently become a father, I now realize 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 my cake business.” What type of cake makes a good resignation letter? In this case, it was a spiced carrot cake with pecan, sultans and coconuts — and about 18 eggs, said Holmes, whose wife gave birth to their son five weeks before he quit.

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