Eric Jacobson

A Classy “I Lost My Job” Email

In Eric Jacobson Leadership on September 3, 2014 at 5:23 am

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A former co-worker learned last week that his job will be eliminated next month.  The email he sent to his customers, former customers, colleagues, former colleagues and friends is by far the classiest, most authentic, heartfelt I’ve ever seen.

Below are excerpts from his email.  Talk about class!

“If you are receiving this  “special email ” you have made an impact on my career.  For that, a very heartfelt “thank you.”

I was informed this week that my position…will be eliminated.

First, to all of the customers I worked with over the years it was a pleasure to serve you.  I  tried  to autograph all of my work with excellence….For current customers, please let me know if there is anything I can do before my departure. 

To all my current and former co-workers, it was a real pleasure working side-by-side with each and every one of you.  Keep up the good work.  Many of you have taught me important life lessons (you know who you are).  

To my many industry colleagues…friends and everyone else who crossed my path over the past 11 years (25+ overall years) at meetings, events, in corridors, at the airport, and wherever my travels took me, I want to thank you for making an impression on me.  I hope I also made an impression on you.

Someone once told me that “people’s lives take different turns.”  Looking back at my career, I’ve seen my fair share of them.  I hope to see you around the next corner wherever that might take me.  As I open this next chapter in my life, I wish all of you the best.”

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