全世界最甜美的辭職信?

by:阿咖
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你寫過辭職信嗎?怎麼樣的辭職信會讓老闆又驚又喜?有一封離職信在網路上火紅,號稱全世界最甜美的辭職信,寫在蛋糕上的辭職信,英國的Daily Mail網站上的標題是:Saying goodbye is such sweet sorrow。 原來服務於英國機場的移民官Chris Holmes,太太剛生了小孩,他想開家蛋糕店,可以更有彈性陪伴家人,於是他別出心裁把離職信「寫」在蛋糕上,離職前也趁機為自己的新事業打廣告。 當他親自把蛋糕端給上司,主管又驚又喜。Chris說:「我的離職屬於好聚好散型,希望讓大家嚐到好滋味。」(‘I thought it was a good natured resignation and hopefully left a nice taste in their mouths.)

我們一起來看這封信他怎麼寫:

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To The Management,

Border Force, Stansted:

(給一個不得不所以然的原因) Today is my 31st birthday, and having recently become a father I now realise have precious life is and how important it is to spend my time doing something that makes me, and other people, happy.

(告訴別人你的"action") For that reason I hereby give notice of my resignation, in order that I may devote my time and energy to my family, and to my cake business which has grown steadily over the past few years.

(維持善意,還不忘做生意) I wish the organization and my colleagues the best for the future and I remind you that, if you enjoy this cake, you can order more at www.mrcake.co.uk Sincerely, Chris Holmes (Mr. Cake)

寫離職信最重要的是誠意,不必照著範本抄,底下給大家的四句離職句,只是幫各位在熟悉的中文表達中,找到英文裡的對應用法:

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1.  我想拓展我的視野。

(X) I want to widen my view .
(O) I want to expand my horizons. 

Horizons的複數指「視野」;(知識、經驗等的)範圍」,拓展視野horizon用複數。Widen my view不是自然用法。

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2. 我不想重覆做相同的事,所以才辭職。

(X) I quit because I don’t want to keep doing the same thing.
(O) I quit because I don’t want to be stuck in a rut.

Rut是車輪的痕跡,看過車輪在泥濘裡打轉無法前進嗎?"stuck in a rut"的原意就是如此,它廣泛的引申為「週而復始的做著同樣的事情而無法突破」,需要嘗試新的挑戰最常用的一個成語。

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3.  在這裡待太久了,想轉換一下環境。

(X)  I’ve been here too long. I want to change the company.
(O) I’ve been here for too long.I want to move on. 

Change the company是改變公司,換工作可以用career move或是change jobs。但move on聽來讓人舒服。

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4.  我辭職是因為我想嘗試不一樣的東西。

(X) I’m quitting because I want to try new thing.
(O) I’m quitting because I want to try something new.

Try new thing文法不對,假如你要嘗試的事是預期中的,你可以說try new things,但多半嘗試新事物,既是新的,就不在預期中,用try something new更切合實情。


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