‘Eff you and goodbye’: How the bravest among us quit their jobs in style

As President Trump himself might say, it was the best way to quit. A tremendous way. One of the greatest ways of all time. A bigly, bigly, yuge way to go. For 11 dramatic minutes on Thursday night, the @realDonaldTrump account (41.7m followers, following just 45) disappeared from Twitter, sparking fevered speculation. Had the tech giant taken action against the maverick US leader for threatening nuclear war? Had the FBI seized it to search for links to Russia? Had Trump himself accidentally deleted it due to his notoriously tiny fingers? No, the explanation turned out to be even better. By Friday morning, it emerged that an employee at the social network had deactivated the account as a farewell stunt on their last day. Twitter was immediately flooded with messages congratulating the rogue staffer responsible. People insisted they be promoted rather than sacked, offered to crowd-fund a leaving gift and promised they need never buy a drink again. Former Republican congressman David Jolly said the mystery Trump-silencer “could be a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize”. “Not all heroes wear capes,” added comedian Kumail Nanjiani, star of tech sitcom Silicon Valley. Not all heroes wear capes. https://t.co/8hchNECGaA— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 3, 2017 This plug-pulling act of sabotage also provided a chance to relive some of the all-time top last day pranks. Trump isn’t the first US president to be the butt of the joke. Shortly after George W Bush was elected in 2000, his team discovered that White House aides working for predecessor Bill Clinton had removed or broken the “W” keys on all computer keyboards in the West Wing - somewhat problematic when Bush distinguished himself from his father by using his middle initial. Neither is disappearing Donald J the first to fall foul of Twitter revenge (aka “Twivenge”). Staff sacked by retail chain HMV got even in 2013 by hijacking the Continue Reading