Nurse resigns with 'I quit' cake

US nurse Sara Childers gave notice in icing 

A nurse in the US resigned by sending an 'I quit' cake to her employers.

Sara Childer's message in icing to her employers. Photo: KOMO

Sara Childers shunned the formal resignation process and instead gave notice in thick black icing to Western State Hospital in Washington last week.

The message read: 'Western State Hospital: I quit!!! Sincerely, Sara Childers, RN.'

She also wrote a message on the cake to her former colleagues on the forensics ward at the psychiatric hospital, telling them 'I ♥ you'.

Reasons for leaving

Ms Childers told local TV station KOMO-TV that long hours, low pay and insufficient training provision were behind her decision to leave the hospital after working there for 7 months.

Sara Childers speaking to KOMO-TV. Photo: KOMO

She plans to continue working in mental health as part of a non-profit group.

A spokesperson for the hospital said: 'This was quite likely the most unique "letter" of resignation ever submitted to Western State Hospital.

'Meanwhile, we thank the 2,000 dedicated staff members who do come to work day and night because they find it challenging and rewarding to help our patients on their journey to recovery.'

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