Dumeu’s thousand-year sabbatical could start a trend

News that Landor Associates’ EMEA chairman Jean-Louis Dumeu has resigned after a mere two months in the position will probably make the front page. But what the news doesn’t reveal is the way Dumeu resigned – with characteristic Gallic flair.

‘I will be out of the office starting 01/03/2003 and will not return until 01/03/3000,’ states his exit e-mail.

C’est parfait: short, sweet, and altogether easier to swallow than the more conventional smokescreens, such as: ‘After two fulfilling months, I have with regret decided…’

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