This forum post on requiring formal letters of resignation made me smile:
HR does silly stuff like this all the time. Somebody’s following some policy that was created because somebody verbally resigned nine years ago and then wanted to come back and some executive said where’s their letter and HR said we don’t have one and the exec said that’s not good and we oughta not be doing stuff to help people leave unless they’re really leaving and HR said okay we’ll have a policy and the exec said that’s good.
And the exec’s not there anymore.
I’ll leave everyone to make their own conclusions as to why I was reading that particular thread.