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A hotshot Paul Weiss associate recently sent off a good-bye email that conveys his jubilation about leaving corporate America without making him look like a big jerk.Above the Law posted the memo written by senior associate David Tayar on Thursday, which it received from several tipsters including one who called it “the best departure memo ever.”
So, what makes it so great?
Tayar is pretty candid about having felt stifled in his corporate environment, but he doesn’t seem that bitter.
“After nearly 10 years of going to work in squares’ clothes I can now reveal to everyone that those ‘grown up’ clothes made me unhappy in the sartorial sense,” Tayar wrote.
“I could only stifle my creative clothing choices for so long; today I sent all my button-downs and slacks to Good Will. So long PW nerd clothes! My new job has no dress code; every day is casual Friday.”
That casual new job is general counsel of a laser-hair removal company Assara Laser. In his good-bye email, Tayar said he “personally authorised” a 50 per cent discount for the entire Paul Weiss community.
For their part, Tayar’s colleagues were shocked by his departure because he was so good at bringing in new clients, one source told ATL.
“”So everyone was floored when he announced his departure in such a cool way,” the source said.
Head over to Above the Law to read the full memo.
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