Cleaning lady praised for brutally honest letter urging her ‘cruel’ boss to be ‘nice’ on her last day

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‘You’re no better than me’: HSBC retiring cleaner is lauded for brutally honest comment urging ‘cruel’ boss to ‘be nice’ after ‘dressing her aggressively in the office’

  • Twitter user Joe Cousins, from Southampton, shared his mother’s message online
  • Cleaner said her manager’s “ cruelty ” prompted her to quit working at the bank
  • Wrote: ‘The way you dressed me … it was nothing more than aggressive’
  • Said it was ‘a reflection of character’ and urged her manager to ‘be nice’
  • Tweet has since gone viral and many praised her honesty and hard work

A cleaning lady who works at HSBC went viral after writing a brutally honest note urging her “cruel” boss to be “nice” on her last day before she retired.

Twitter user Joe Cousins, from Southampton, shared his mom’s note in an online post, writing that she’d been cleaning couches for 35 years, adding, “Happy retirement, Mom – always the last laugh, huh!”

In the note, the clenaer said she chose to leave after her manager ‘dressed’ her in an ‘aggressive’ way, adding, ‘So for the future, remember you all: in a world where you can do anything be, BE NICE. ‘

Joe’s post quickly went viral and was soon inundated with praise from other users, with one comment: ‘Yes! What a woman. No one is better than anyone else.

The Southampton-based cleaner who worked at HSBC went viral after writing a brutally honest note urging her ‘cruel’ boss to be ‘nice’ on her last day before she retired (photo, a branch from HSBC in London)

‘I really hope this gets the attention it deserves because the bank needs to know lol.

Good for her. Happy retirement. ‘

Joe posted the note and wrote, “And that’s why I love my mom. She’s been cleaning sofas for 35 years and today she walked out with this lovely note left for that awful manager. ‘

The note read, “Hello ladies, tomorrow is my last HSBC cleanup. I made a bucket of cleaning supplies for the next cleaner, whoever that may be!

In the note, she said she chose to leave after her manager 'dressed' her in an 'aggressive' way

In the note, she said she chose to leave after her manager ‘dressed’ her in an ‘aggressive’ way

‘I left the job [manager’s name] to the way you dressed me in the office.

“It was nothing more than aggressive and cruel, but that’s a reflection of your character, not mine.”

She continued, “So please, please, remember all of you: In a world where you can be anything, BE FRIENDLY.

“Because you’re all no better than the cleaner.”

Her son Joe shared the message on Twitter, saying he was proud of his mother for 'running away from a terrible manager'

Her son Joe shared the message on Twitter, saying he was proud of his mother for ‘running away from a terrible manager’

The tweet quickly went viral, with 144,000 likes on the platform in just days.

One person commented, “Your mom is an absolute queen and please give her all my love (and all of Twitters) for a happy retirement.”

Another wrote: ‘A manager dresses up someone in public. Always remember that a clown always needs an audience. ‘

One wrote: “Never understood why people think that what they do for a living reflects their importance. I was raised with the belief that a job is a job and everyone who gets up and goes to work deserves the same respect, whether they’re picking up the trash or running the business!

The tweet quickly went viral as other users flooded the post with praise for the cleaner, with some calling her 'an absolute queen'

The tweet quickly went viral as other users flooded the post with praise for the cleaner, with some calling her ‘an absolute queen’

“Good for your mother, respect.”

Good for her. Children are often rude to cleaners and dinner ladies at school as well. I spend half my life pulling them, ”added a third.

“Makes me sick,” wrote another, “maybe her general manager. That’s a red flag. People who treat staff like this are also the ones who are likely to cause major problems for the organization.

Some companies seem to keep their “A-Hole Quotient” high. Dorks who have ‘arrived’.

MailOnline has contacted HSBC for comment.

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