ELVIS has left the building!!!!

26 06 2006

I know, I should have written it a week ago but wasn’t able to do so.




Beep beep beep beep beep…..

In my unconsciousness, I heard this beeping kind of sound. Although it wasn’t a typical beeping sound but it wasn’t much different.

The beeping continued….

Slowly and slowly, the unconsciousness faded away – I was coming to life again.

Now, my mind was beginning to recognize the surroundings. The sound…. Yes, the sound. It was from my cell phone’s alarm clock.

Listening to the sound, I immediately understood that:

1 – Its already morning.

2 – The Time is 6:30 AM


6:30 AM, yes, its time to drag your ass off your bed and start your day. And just at the same instance, I got a flash: “Today is the 19th of June, 2006”.

Yeah, the day I bid farewell to my current employers and move on, keep on walking on the same dusty trail that I have followed for the past 4 years or so.


Indeed it is so unfortunate, I thought. So so unfortunate. I had joined that company to stay there for a few years but ahh…. You always don’t get what you ask for!

Thinking of this and the time that I am going to face in the futre, I got up from my bed and thus it was the start of the final day at that company.


As the day went by, I managed to complete my daily chores like email checking, chatting on the IM and doing some coding as well J, but my heart was still sad as I had spent a great time over there.

I had a detailed chat with my colleagues from the CRM department during the day to say farewell.

Finally the day came to an end, I called upon my software colleagues, had a little speech of them being so nice and me being so unfortunate to leave them. Then we had a group photograph taken of us.

Finally, it was time to say farewell. We embraced each other and promised to meet each other continuously. Huh!

And with a heavy heart, I came home and slept the rest of the night off!


So, the story ends! 😀



Sitting L – R: Nomaan Altaf, Ali Akbar, Saqib Umer, Imran Farooqui.

Standing L – R: Saqib Abbasi, Burhan Ahmad (thats me), Kashif Kazi, Naeem Abbasi, Syed Sumair, Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Masood, Farhan Ali.


Till the next one, this is Johnny signing off!

Confessions of a GONER – My farewell to my co-workers

15 06 2006

Dear Friends,


          I thought it would be the best to discuss this issue on the email as I suspect that I might not be able to find an audience even if I request your presence. Besides, I prefer email as a source of communication as I consider it a more precise way to express similar feelings.

My Friends, dreams make us move. It is our dreams that let us do daring (and stupid) things in our lives. Those who fulfill their dreams are called successful and vice versa.

Last year, I joined this organization to fulfill my dreams about what I wanted to be in my professional life but things never went the way I wanted them to go. The stage of career that I am in requires me to avail every opportunity to learn and explore. Although I tried my best to learn, but I wasn’t satisfied with my performance here. Also, the designation that was given to me was not what I wanted to keep. This kept me wondering whether I deserved this place or not?

I joined this organization to follow my dream of becoming a skilled programmer but eventually found myself to be involved in activities other than software development.


This sense of uselessness, frustration and the feeling of being stabbed on the back made me wondering about the future that I could seek within this organization. Recently I found myself in a room with two doors, one leading back to the way that I have traveled so far and the other one which could make me restart my journey to follow my dreams. I have decided to choose the latter one.


I regret to announce that I have resigned from my place as a Technical Support Executive and have planned to pursue my career as a Software Engineer at another organization where I am offered a job. The decision required a lot of thinking but I finally made up my mind to close this chapter of my life and go on. I would also like to tell you that this decision is based solely upon my perception of how I want to pursue my career; it has not much to do with any recent organizational restructuring or any change in the vision of the higher management. I still believe that this organization is an excellent working place and offers you a great opportunity to grow in your career. But, somehow I couldn’t fit into the picture for which I am terribly sorry.


I have enjoyed my tenure here and I appreciate having had the opportunity to work with you. Thank you for the support, guidance and encouragement you have provided me during my time at this organization. I will miss YOU and the company as I had developed interesting understanding with my colleagues. Indeed, I was honored to work with such a skilled bunch of professionals and will remember you in the years to come.

Furthermore, I tried to maintain a friendly and warm atmosphere around myself. However, if anyone of you found my attitude to be a bit on the rude side, I apologize for my behavior. Please forgive any such attitude from my side. Perhaps I was a bit freaked out that day by some other external factor and never meant to be offensive or rude.


Please keep in touch. I would like to hear from you and would love to participate in any re-union if I am asked to (I Love Parties ;)). You can contact me further on my cell phone, personal email addresses and IM’s given below:


Email Address(es)





Cell Phone:



Please feel free to contact me, if I could be of any help.

Thanks again for everything.

Yours truly,

Burhan Ahmad

Unfortunately, goodbyes are part of life. But I reckon for every farewell there’s another hello that awaits us.


My Resignation from [THE COMPANY]

9 06 2006

Yeah, its time that i call it quits. I have resigned from the company and below is the sample of what i presented to my bosses.


June 6, 2006

The Manager,

Human Resources


Due to some recent trends in the organization, I found it hard to focus on my responsibilities. This resulted in lack of motivation, un-certainty of future and the doubts about my role and my vision within the organization.

Having opportunities from the very beginning, I resisted the temptation to desert my co-workers and this organization to hope for a better future because I personally like the environment here. But, recent chaos has brought me to a cross-road where I now stand to decide where to go.

I regret to confirm that I am resigning from position as <My Designation> from the department of <MY DEPARTMTNE> at <THE COMPANY NAME>. I have decided that it is time to move on and I have accepted a position elsewhere.

This was not an easy decision and took a lot of consideration. However, I am confident that my new role will help me to move towards some of the goals I have for my career.

My contract of employment requires that I work here for a further four weeks’ from the day I give notice. However, I wish to request that you release me at an earlier date because my new employer wants me to be able to start work on 20th of June, 2006. I would like to request you to waive off my notice period.

Please be assured that I will do all I can to assist in the smooth transfer of my responsibilities before leaving.
I wish both you and <THE COMPANY> every good fortune and I would like to thank you for having me as part of your team.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Burhan Ahmad

Funny Resignations

6 06 2006
While wondering around to a resignation site (where i was finding a suitable resignation template for myself-but found nothing), i came accross a few interesting resignations that i wanted to share with my folks….
Here they are:


This is to inform you that "you sucks".
Especially when you tell me that you & your dear wife thinks that I wont be able to do sales for this company.
When you tell P and other students that they didn’t have Tapanyaki dishes because they cannot afford it.
When you tell others how only you can afford Gucci Shirt & Omega watch
When you buy $1000 camera just for fun and you don’t have money to pay your employees’ expenses.
When you don’t listen to anybody (which is usually the case) and say things which you cannot repeat yourself.
When you try to be friendly (while saying your pay has been reduced by 50%).
When in any party you want to be center of attraction and if by chance somebody else is getting recognition, you make sure to put that person in dirt & get angry.
When you tell your employee that they have to complete all work… otherwise they will die.
When you tell us that because you are paying we are able to feed our children.
When you ask how much we spend on eating, traveling, clothing & amusement before calculating our take home pay (I wonder why you never asked about my condom bills?).
When in delivering any speech you talk "I, I, I, I, I, I and I".
When you tell people not to speak because their English is atrocious.
When you add all your airfares, golf and dinner expenses to the company’s account.
When you take your idiot wife to the concerts & conferences sponsored by our company.
When you appoint your idiot wife chief financial officer (who does not even know how to calculate percentages).
When you try to tell me that I have to extend my visiting card to the client I am visiting (For gods sake  – I have done an MBA!).

Finally, I have to say that this place has eaten one year of my life and I am fully responsible for it, but you are the one who makes everyone’s life miserable.
You sucks  & you stink like rotten pig.
Hate is a small word to describe my feeling for you.
Hope to see you bankrupt soon (which is inevitable).
I am resigning…
Submitted with due hatred

The end of the world is nigh. Satan’s foot soldiers are everywhere and the premonitions of Nostradamus, The Book of Revelation and David Icke are coming true. Oh! Woe is me and woe to the world. Get ready for the Day of Judgment is coming.

OK, I know that a ball of flames didn’t hit Paris on the day of the eclipse but so what? Its just a question of timing. Haven’t the cosmonauts just abandoned the Mir Space Station because its falling apart? That baby is coming down man and its going to hit the Eiffel Tower any day now. Come on. You’ve got to cut a few days slack for a guy who made his prognostications 400 years ago. You try doing it. Go on, make a forecast and see if it comes true. Its like trying to find a journalist with integrity or a lawyer with a conscience. Almost impossible.

We face a cross-roads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly. I speak, by the way, not with a sense of futility but with a panicky conviction of the absolute meaninglessness of existence which could easily be interpreted as pessimism. The world has to listen and people have to change, for without a revolution, everything is as a broken pencil. Pointless.

If it isn’t obvious already then I should come out with it in a more roundabout way. I resign. Its all over, I quit. I’m getting out of here and looking for a place to proselytise and pray for absolution. I suggest you do the same swiftly.

Don’t ever say I didn’t warn you. Be gone and seek Gaia.

Goodbye, L.

Dear Sir

I am the first of what is likely to be all of the skilled staff to resign from what is likely to be the shell of your company. A combination of directors threatening and blackmailing each other, and the constant bitching of the managing director has forced me to consider my position at this time as being untenable.

An offer of 1 million pounds plus free sex with a page three girl could not convince me to stay with your company. A position of junior goat herder in Mongolia would be a more positive career step, than staying here. What a shame. Our group have worked well, but, yet have been criminally overlooked.

Finally: If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

Yours Sincerely,


Dear Unpersonable B*tch

per the piece of crap I signed on my first day of this dreaded job, I hereby give 2 minutes notice of my intention to leave this awful company.

I want to thank you for all you have not done for me in my employment here. It has been sheer torture working for you and representing this crappy company.

It is now time for me to move on and I have accepted a position as a garbage person. This decision was quite easy and took little consideration. However, I am confident that this new role represents a step up from this piece of crap job.

I wish the company would go to pieces and hope one day you too will realise that you cannot manage your way out of a paper bag.

Glad to be gone,




man, they were cool…


my whole story of resignation will follow shortly… stay tuned 😉