KOMMONSENTSJANE – THE CALVIN AND HOBBES RESIGNATION LETTER IS THE BEST I’VE EVER SEEN – AND IT’S SUDDENLY VERY RELEVANT.


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The Calvin and Hobbes Resignation Letter Is the Best I’ve Ever Seen, and It’s Suddenly Very Relevant

Bill Murphy Jr.

11/7/2021

‘This was not a recent or an easy decision, and I leave with some sadness.’

This week marks the anniversary of a sad day, but one that has unexpected relevance, considering the biggest challenges facing businesses and employees today.

It will be 26 years since cartoonist Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes, wrote a resignation letter of sorts, informing newspaper editors and readers that he would soon be ending the beloved comic.

I’m going to dissect the letter below, and examine why right now, during the Great Resignation, it’s so poignant and instructive. But first, I think I’d better make sure everyone knows who Watterson was and why Calvin and Hobbes was so popular a quarter-century or more…

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