Reminder: Say No to Text Message Breakups (Of all Kinds)

By Leslie Horn on at

Quitting your job, as with breaking up, should never be done over text message. Outgoing University of Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith could certainly use a reminder: Haith just delivered his two weeks notice in a text message, reports Fox 4 KC.

After three seasons at Mizzou, Haith will be taking over as head coach at the University of Tulsa, where he's signed a seven year, $1.85 million (£1.1 million) contract. Money and wins (or lack thereof, considering Mizzou went 23-12 last season) aside, athletic director Mike Alden feels a little slighted:

"I don't know if it's deflating. It's disappointing because I think you enjoy working with people. I very much enjoyed working with Frank. He's a very good person. He's a good basketball coach and it was our intention to work together for quite sometime but he made a decision that he wanted to work somewhere else and I wish him the best as he goes forward to Tulsa," Alden said.

Bad on you, Frank Haith.

But more broadly, there's a lesson to be learned here for all of us. And it's one we should know by now. If you want to end something amicably, you should do it face-to-face. Grow a pair, buck up, and do it. The person you're breaking up with—be it a boss, a girlfriend, or whatever—will appreciate it. And what's more, they'll probably respect you more for it. [Fox4KC]

Original illustration by Robert Grossman