'Super Sassy Cake' for Leaving Employee Wins the Internet: 'Bitter'

A report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that in the U.S., workers of all ages will change their job on average every 4.2 years. Leaving a job is often filled with mixed emotions—from relief to anxiety and sadness. One woman shared how her colleagues reacted on her last day to an amused internet after her post captured viral attention on Reddit.

Shared on the popular forum r/funny, user storky0613 shared a picture of the cake gifted to them on their last day at work. With more than 65,000 upvotes and hundreds of comments, the gift has left viewers in stitches.

On the beautifully decorated cake in bright blue icing were the words: "Fine. Go."

"Love this super sassy cake," said one commenter, while another Reddit user wrote: "Looks like they weren't too happy with you leaving."

While research reveals that employees of all ages are more likely to change jobs than in prior years, it's millennials—born between 1980 and 1996—that appear to top the list. A report by analytics and advisory company Gallup revealed that 21 percent of millennials say they've changed jobs in the past year—more than three times the number of non-millennials who report the same.

But why are millennials so keen to move around? The Gallup survey revealed that it could be about engagement, with only 29 percent of millennials reporting being engaged at work, and only 3 in 10 emotionally and behaviorally connected to their job.

"What flavor was this cake?" asked one commenter on the now-viral Reddit post, before the poster replied joking that it was: "Bitter."

"Seems like they are a little sad you're leaving," said another viewer of the post. While another person said: "The words say they don't care, the caramel says they do."

Others shared stories of leaving their own jobs—or doing similar things for departing colleagues. One Redditor wrote: "We did something similar for a friend when he left where we had all worked for years. On the top it said 'GTFO' and on the side it said 'Get the f*** out.' He laughed."

Another user shared their experience: "I got a 'don't let the door hit your a** on the way out' from the bookstore I worked at. The extra words showed they loved me and would miss me."

But not all employees had such positive stories of their last days at work. One commenter shared: "Today was my last day after six years. I got a handshake."

Earlier this year, the internet slammed an "entitled" boss for refusing to speak to an employee who resigned.

Newsweek has reached out to storky0613 for comment.

Cake and employee leaving
A file photo of a cake being iced with frosting, left, and a stock image of a woman waving goodbye to colleagues, right. The internet has been left obsessed after a woman shared the "super sassy" cake she received on her last day at work. DragonImages/RobertoDavid/Getty Images