A man got fired from his job  

When Art learned that he was being fired, he went to see the head of
human resources. "Since I've been with the firm for so long," he said, "I
think I deserve at least a letter of recommendation."

The human resources director agreed and said he'd have the letter that
next day. The following morning, Art found the letter on his desk.
It read, "Art worked for our company for eleven years. When he left
us, we were very satisfied."