Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What’s the first word that jumps off the page? Use this word as your springboard for inspiration. If you need a boost, Google the word and see what images appear, and then go from there.
Write the post in the form of a letter.
The book I picked up was Happy Hour in Hell by Tad Williams and it wasn’t one word but two that popped for me, angel co-worker. Seriously, what was I going to do with that!
Celestial Termination Letter
Dear Angel Co-worker,
I regret to inform you that your employment has been terminated effective immediately. We here at Nirvana Ltd value your many years of long service, but feel your skills will be better employed in balmier environs, something in the blistering region.
Management understands that this may come as a shock and wish to offer you every assurance that the vital work performed over your employment has been reallocated to shipping and will continue to be carried out after your vertical removal.
You will receive one hundred years service pay for each millennium you have worked for Nirvana Ltd. In your case that will amount to a large sum, please invest this wisely as eternity is a very long time. During your severance period, we will continue to honour your frequent flyer miles and flying privileges. However, once the severance period has expired, Wings must be returned to the company for reallocation, failure to return Wings may result in smiting.
Usually we require terminated employees to keep in contact with the company to ensure any future papers and forms can be signed, but we know where you will be and we can contact you if required.
Management wishes you to know that this layoff is not a statement about the length of your service, more the quality of your work. Please let us know if we can asset you during this transition and as a parting gift we have provided with a 100 year supply of sunscreen, factor 50,000, as well as a letter of recommendation to the other party.