NEW YORK ( MainStreet) -- Last Friday a disgruntled Whole Foods ( WFM) employee triggered an internet frenzy when he fired off a resignation letter accusing the entire company of mistreating its workers and disregarding core values such as recycling and saving food.The 2,000-word email cited a litany of grievances that directly contradicted the organic grocery chain's approach. First on his list was the store's failure to properly recycle, despite touting an environmentally friendly mantra. Next was the company's wastefulness, including everything from latex gloves to intentionally overstocked foods. The employee also accused management of disregarding employee rights and lowering company morale, going so far as to call Whole Foods a "faux hippie Wal-Mart."
|Fantasizing about telling off your boss is one thing, but you should never pull a move like a newly infamous Whole Foods letter.|
Richard Nixon The letter is effective because it's short and to the point. Sure, Nixon probably never had to worry about his landing next job, but we doubt he burned any bridges with this letter. In an increasingly competitive job market, workers can't afford to tarnish their professional images by blasting employers, no matter how gratifying it may seem at the time. >To submit a news tip, email: email@example.com. Follow TheStreet.com on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.