thepittman wrote:I think you are in an extreme minority
In thinking that appearances matter?
tifosi77 wrote:No, in thinking that they matter so much that using an arcane typeface that no one has ever heard of will be a difference maker. But I somehow think you would wear that distinction as a badge of pride.
Tomas wrote:This is a very primitive question: How do fonts work?
More specifically: I finally decided to update my CV and my "executive biography." Since I remembered this discussion, I decided to leave the "lame" Times Roman (my trusty font for the last 2 decades) behind, and use something more flashy.
I was able to find websites that allow installation of various non-standard fonts mentioned in this thread, but - am I at risk that if I send somebody a document in (a) Word or (b) PDF format, he/she won't be able to correctly print or edit it if the non-standard font is not installed on the recipient's computer?
(if yes, then I think I'll stick with something like standard Garamond from MS Word.)
Dear [Recipient Name]:
Please consider this as my resignation, effective at once. I am writing to you rather than to the new financial vice president because I want you to know exactly how I feel.
You will recall that during the five years that I have been on your staff, I have had offers from several companies, all of which promised better compensation and greater responsibilities. On each occasion, I discussed the situation with you and you gave me reason to believe that I would replace you, if and when you moved up. I confess that you did not actually say, “You’re the next financial vice president, John,” but that is the distinct impression I got from our conversations.
Your promotion to treasurer of the corporation came as no surprise; certainly, no one is better qualified than you are for that position. The genuine surprise was that instead of choosing one of your three department managers to replace you, you selected an individual from outside the company. I cannot accept your reasoning that we’re indispensable in our present jobs; this would mean that a person can be penalized for doing too good a job. Clearly, this would mean that I can have no hopes for promotion here.
I leave Contoso, Ltd. with many pleasant memories; the experience has been rewarding in many ways. Under the circumstances, however, I’m certain you will fully understand the reason for my decision.
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