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Manager quits after 38 years - by email

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A council manager with 38 years’ service has announced her resignation by an email sent to hundreds of colleagues.

The council’s deputy leader was included in the mailshot which she announced: “I am not a number. I am a free person and I’m leaving The Village.”

The unnamed woman quit Birmingham City Council after 38 years and told the Birmingham Mail she decided against sending a formal resignation letter her when frustration became too much.

The email went on: “Why am I going? Put simply, my belief in how best to achieve the council’s objectives is so far removed from that of those with the power that I no longer feel able to continue being the loyal and obedient servant that I have been for the last 38 years.”

The 54-year-old operations manager told the paper: “I drafted the email and went back to it several times before I hit the button. I wanted to get across the answers to all the questions I knew people would ask.

“The day I sent the email, the stress just went.”

The worker, who joined the council at 16, said she enjoyed her job as operations manager enormously and loved the people but was unhappy with “initiatives the council introduced over the last couple of years”.

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