Thank you for your letter; I was sorry to hear your job didn’t work out. Managing ‘eleven narcissistic prima donnas’ doesn’t sound like much fun, dear, so perhaps a change of position is for the best. Why not consider a rewarding voluntary role? The Scouts Association offer a tremendous amount of fun and adventure and just think, it would present you with the opportunity to work towards your Survival Skills activity badge – might help you to dodge all those knives in the back next time.
At least you are to receive a fabulous leaving gift, which no doubt reflects the excellent results you achieved in your role. It reminds me of when I had to leave my much-loved position at the Edinburgh Woollen Mill factory – all the girls clubbed together to get me a waxing voucher, which was extremely thoughtful of them; I do so love candles.
So do not fret, dear – I strongly believe things happen for a reason. For example, you will now be able to spend some quality time with your good friend Roy, who has written to tell me he is expecting to be relieved of his management duties too, on or around the 24th June.
All the very best.