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Cranky Whole Foods Employee Scribes Overblown Resignation Letter


First Posted: 07/25/11 11:08 AM ET Updated: 09/24/11 06:12 AM ET

After working at a Toronto Whole Foods for five years, a now-ex-employee had a lot of things to get off his chest. In his epic resignation letter, sent to the entire company, he calls out what he sees as the company's hypocritical policies in everything ranging from not recycling properly to shrinking portion sizes, from ugly t-shirts to providing too many latex gloves. Not satisfied with his missive to the company as a whole, he also targets specific employees for their personality faults, including someone who the author felt belonged in a psychiatric ward and another person who had "really, really stupid" ideas. The full tirade is certainly worth a perusal (see here); see below for some especially bad excerpts.

  • "Oh, you sometimes intentionally order too much just to guarantee a full shelf, knowing full well the product will most likely be thrown out?"
  • Oh, you actually think being 20 minutes late matters? You know Whole Foods Market is just a grocery store, right?
  • "Oh, the food here is really quite awful on average? Almost everything that prepared foods makes is terrible. The pizza used to be pretty good but the slices have shrunk, the toppings are sparser and it's usually extremely overcooked. The sandwiches are the stuff of nightmares."
  • "A lot of the stuff in Whole Body doesn't even work or has absolutely no credible evidence to back any claims up. You're kind a faux hippy Wal-Mart now. Great. Job."

As for the named employees:

  • "How you haven't been fired by now is a massive mystery to, not just me, but many people. You probably belong in a psychiatric ward. If you didn't have such a constant negative impact on everyone around you I might just feel sorry for you."
  • "I haven't met a single person working under you or who has worked under you who doesn't loath the way you treat people."
  • "We get it, we get it. You go to the gym. Nobody is impressed. In fact we all just laugh at your inferiority complex."

Read the whole letter at Gawker.

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