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Man's Resignation Letter Goes Viral (Photo)

An image of a man's resignation letter to his employer -- which was written on a scrap of toilet paper -- has gone viral after his wife uploaded it to the internet.

The photo was first posted to Reddit by a user who titled it "My husband's letter of resignation."

Dated Feb. 24, the makeshift letter explains the symbolic nature of the toilet paper.

"I have chosen this type of paper for my 2 week resignation as a symbol of how I think this company has treated me, and ironically, how it is disposed of is where I feel this company is going," the letter reads.

Underneath the text is a small illustration of a toilet.

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The image was uploaded to Imgur, where it has been viewed over 900,000 times in just four days.

The Reddit thread has more than 750 comments in the same amount of time, with most users approving of the man's gesture.

"I hope he doesn't need a reference letter," one person joked.

To which the man's wife replied: "Wouldn't have done it if he did. He's fortunately in a place [where] he can do without a reference."

"Good for him!" another user wrote. "I've never been in a position to do something like this, I bet it felt good."

"Oh my yes," his wife responded. "I've never seen him so happy and relaxed!"

She also confirmed that her husband did not actually wait two weeks to leave the company.

"I don't think he'll have to stay those last two weeks," someone suggested.

"Yeah," she wrote. "We both knew he wouldn't. But totally worth it."

Not all the comments were complimentary, however. One person who identified themselves as "someone who interviews and hires" indicated that they wouldn't consider anybody who wrote such a resignation letter.

"Glad it worked for you, but as someone who interviews and hires, I wouldn't hire someone who talked so disrespectfully about a former boss," they wrote. "I know there are bad bosses out there, but how people deal with that tells me a lot about what kind of employee they may be. I don't need the drama."

At least one other employer agreed, writing: "As someone who has hired before, you never burn bridges as you never know when you will run into the same boss or need to go back. I have multiple people who are not rehireable based upon the way they left the [organization] … It's just a petty thing you don't do (if you have a career and not a job)."

Sources: Reddit, Imgur / Photo Credit: Miranda Mylne/Flickr, Imgur

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